Sunday, March 6, 2016

Girls Day Out

 Last Sunday I headed to Hobart ear;y for a fun day of stitching with my best buddies. We went to spend the day with Helen Stubbings and Natalie Bird.
 We had a great time, lots to look at and of course buy.
 Natalie had some beautiful samples for us to admire, I love this bag.

 I definitely want to make this bag to, I have this pattern and have always liked it but now I have seen the bag in person its moved up my To Do list. I just need to find some nice linen.


 Helen had lots of pretty things to look at to, Her quilts are beautiful.
 So many things to buy. I was good and only bought some cotton bobbins, I really didn't need anything. We had a wonderful day and it was lovely to just sit and stitch and talk with friends. I''ll share the projects we got for the day next week, I forgot to take a photo of them.
 Yesterday I worked on a new magazine project and when I was satisfied I had done enough of that for one day I moved on to finish my Aeroplane Bag, I love how this tuned out, using the bag batting is difficult as its so stiff and hard to wrangle  in the sewing machine but I found if I took my time and sewed the seams with a bigger stitch length it worked quite well. I sewed over the same seam a couple of times just to reinforce it.
Now its ready to pack with goodies to take on our trip, only 11 sleeps to go. Yep.... I'm counting down.

Have a great day and thankyou for stopping by.

10 comments:

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Looks like it would of been a great day. Hope you have a great trip.

helbel19 said...

Wonderful projects Leanne and to spend the day with friends is just the best thing to do.

Anthea said...

What a great day Leanne, and yes indeed so much gorgeous inspiration from the ladies! Your new bag will be well admired when you travel, everyone notices the bags that others carry!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a lovely bag, Leanne! You should be very proud of it on your travels!

the girlfriend gap said...

You are going to be tres chic with your new bag. : ) Lots of embroidery goodies at your retreat. Imagine it was heavenly.

Christine Barnsley said...

It looks like you had a wonderful retreat Leanne! I love both Natalie's and Helen's work and you are very good for resisting the temptation to buy too much!! Your travel bag is just perfect for your trip! I can understand why you are counting down the days! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Christine x

Melody said...

So many beautiful things and patterns to admire.

Lynda said...

Sounds like a fantastic day. Love your new bag. I leave in 7 sleeps.

Susan said...

there just aren't enough hours in the day for all the beautiful projects we want to make! Lots of cute temptations......and always so nice to spend the whole day sewing with friends. I'm sure I know, but can you remind me where you're off to?i have a big trip coming up at the end of the year so I'm keeping close watch on what everyone makes for traveling.

Ruth said...

What amazing samples! I especially LOVE the pillow and bag in the first picture, but love all the stitcheries! So many wonderful projects - so little time! Have a great trip!

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