I have been to every stitchgathering organised by the lovely Jo from Mybearpaw. What can I say 2015 was the best ever!
The fun started with the ticket, we had to choose our favourite word, well I thought tequila was too long so I went with my second favourite word - fun ;-)
Normally Jo organises a meal for the Sunday night but this year thought of moving it to the Saturday, great idea and fab ice breaker. Much fun and laughter ensued! Brilliant to put some faces to Instagram names as well.
At lunchtime the tickets were all on display! Jo is going to make a quilt from them all. What an amazing bunch of tickets.
During lunch we had to find our notions swap partner, again the lovely Jo helped me find Alison (raggyroo on Instagram) so I could give her the flora pouch I made.
Just before the afternoon kicked off we had a show and tell. Many thanks to Pam - boongiep on Instagram for taking this picture of me and my Arcadia Avenue quilt.
It was fabulous to see the gorgeous scandi quilt by Nicky Eglinton, it's amazing seeing quilts in the flesh after following their progress online, one of the many things I love about social media. This was a particular favourite so seeing it in the flesh was such a treat.
wwwwaaaaaaaHhhhhhhh my camera phone went fritzy and I didn't get a picture of this gorgeous quilt made with Kaffe Fassett fabric, take my word it was beautiful.
As was this gorgeous Dresden plate.
What can I say about Hikarus clamshell class?? Blimey this must be one of the best prepped classes I have ever been too! Absolutely everything was laid on for us. Hikaru was soooo funny and sweet. I don't normally do well with small fiddly things but this was such a great class it inspired me to do more.
Balls .... I spent the morning worried about my saggy bottom and the afternoon fretting about the size of my balls ....
I needn't have worried the small size was perfect. This class was with the beautiful Sheila Donnachie. I started the day with her and finished the day with her and I can't think of a better combination of classes for me. By this time my brain was frazzled with over excitement and happiness so a class spent pootling about glueing pretty things into a pretty cup was just perfect! The catering lady came into the room and went "phew you would get high on the glue fumes in here!!" We didn't need glue to get high, the event itself was enough to make us high!
Here are our finished teacup pin cushions. I will definately be making more of these!