Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Stitchers Dream Day Out & a Story!

Well ... I said this week was set aside for cleaning my sewing room, didn't I? Hmmmm ... that hasn't happened as yet! The weather has been so overcast and icky and cold that I've just felt like curling up to stitch - so I have!! As a result, the sewing room still looks like a craft and fabric bomb exploded in there, but the Chocolate Mousse quilt I've been working on for friends as a housewarming present is almost finished! The quilting has been completed and I'm half way through the last hand stitching of the binding - perhaps it will be finished tonight while I watch "Criminal Minds". I like a good crime story!!

The other thing I've done today is to book my best mate, Lynette, and myself into the annual "Stitchers Dream Day Out". And I had scanned the logo to tease you with, but somewhere along the track, Microsoft has done one of it's annoying 'compulsory updates' and mucked up my Photoshop settings, so that I can't save it in the only format Blogger will recognise! %#$@&#^$%@#$%%$@# Microsoft!!! However, I'm VERY excited about being part of the Stitchers Dream Day Out! It's hosted by the Quilters Angel at the Village Green complex at Highfields and I've wanted to attend for a couple of years now and it's just never happened - we've either had visitors, have been away or have had other commitments that kept me from going. So ... as soon as I saw a brochure on a recent visit to QA, I sent Lynette an SMS to see what her calender was like and we've both managed to have the Saturday free! YIPPEE!! You see, Lynette and I have also been trying to organise a 'girlie' weekend for the last few years and, again, something always seems to come up to prevent it. So ... we'll kill two birds with one stone, so to speak ... but not really, as we wouldn't hurt birds!! We'd both love to book in for the two days, but thought it was safest to just book the Saturday in case life interferes again. We reckon we should be able to get the one day to ourselves!!

This year's Stitchers Dream Day Out theme is "Vintage" and it will have Debbie McGee (Always Stitchin'), Lesley McConnell (Faeries in my Garden), Leanne May (Candlelight Creations) and Libby Richardson (Art Smart) as the special guest designers, which will be exciting, because I love all of their design styles! Will keep you posted as the event draws closer ... and as I start to count down sleeps in my excitement!! And of course, if you'd like to join Lynette and I in our day of mischief ... I mean STITCHING!! Tee! Hee! Hee! ... you can book your place by contacting Marian at Quilters Angel. And let me know you'll be there so we can catch up - what fun!!

Now, the other thing I wanted to share was a story from last weekend's bear making workshop in Gayndah that I forgot to tell you. I won't mention any names to protect the relatively innocent! We were almost at the end of day one and the little furry critters were starting to look less like crumpled hand towels and more like bears. One lady had stuffed the arms and sewn them in, attached the head with the lock nut joint, stuffed the body and just sewn in the legs when she let out a gasp and a horrified, "Oh no!!" When asked what the problem was, she said, "I've sewn the legs on backwards! They face a different way to his head!!" I tried very hard not to giggle as I calmed her by pointing out that her bear's head was JOINTED, so all she had to do to prevent her bear from watching where he's been was to turn his head around the other way!!! Tee! Hee! Hee! She was a little sheepish, but relieved as she did just that!!

So ... I'm now off to keep stitching binding in place - where's Chookyblue when you need her! She's recently had LOTS of binding stitching experience!! Will catch up with you all again soon and hopefully by then not only will my Chocolate Mousse quilt be completed, thereby allowing me to cross something off my "To Do" list, (YAY!!!) but the camera may also have been coaxed out of its sulk and again be taking pics of my progress AND I will have worked out how to reset my Photoshop settings! Hmmm, sometimes working on the computer is the slowest way to do something quickly!!! Until then, take care! Bear Hugs!



Chookyblue...... said...

still got one more to bind so I can't some and do yours..........

Kerryanne English said...

Oh dear Kris.....if you don't clean that sewing room soon it might implode and take you with it. Lost forever under layers and layers of fabric and Scott will think you are just part of your ever increasing stash of fabrics. LOL
Except we would probably hear you giggling under there.


julia said...

Hi Kris,
these are great news to hear - I wish you lots - ah, letz's say TONS - of fun on your stitching weekend. My fingers are crossed that this time life dosen't interferes (if so you have to scold life, hehe).
Have a great week,

P.S.: the lady from your story, that could've been me...except that my legs actually would have been attached wrongly ,o)

Linda said...

Hi Kris,
You might not of got your sewing room done with the rainy weather but I certainly got stuck into my craft room I keep going in there to see how clean it is. LOL I had to laugh at your bear head story that sounds like something I would do.
Cheers Linda

Teddlywinks Designs said...

Yes Kris - I have now joined the world of blogs, and have actually worked out how to post my list of favourites! Will David and I see you at the Woodend Teddy Bear Show in October?

Ruth said...

Hee hee about the lady with the legs stitched on backwards!! (sounds like something I would do)... lol

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