Saturday, March 12, 2011
Girls In Stitchers
Had a wonderful day out at the Quilters Angel in Highfield, Toowoomba. A day for celebrating women, allowing time for yourself. Met and sat with a great group of women l had never met until today. All very pleasant and full of dickens. (Just like Jennifer, Libby and Simone V.) You know who you are.
Arrived at 9.00am, registered at the marque, sorted out my seating arrangements. Went for a walk around the other beautiful shops in the Village green area. Of course l managed to make my way into the patchwork store, made a mental list to come back at the end of the day to purchase items, but it was so crowded when l returned, that l will have to venture out on Monday. Feel sorry for me yet??
Once the day was underway we were introduced to our tutors, heard a little about what we would been doing for the day.
We started with tea/coffee and mini muffins, introduced ourselves around the table, telling each other our life stories, of how we had arrive at this place in time, as you do. Whilst we sorted ourselves out to start our projects, checking out our gift bag. We were very spoilt as always. We received two patterns one from Sue (patchwork with busy fingers) the other form Linda (Bella embroidery) both very lovely patterns. Some extremely beautiful fabrics from the Quilting Angel store.
Then it was on threading needles, cutting threads, concentrating on the task at hand.
Through out the day we were shown techniques by the tutors, and products that make life for the sewer easier. Will never have a problem with English paper Piecing or coping patterns again. lol
Lunch arrived at about 12.30pm it was delicious, pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach pie with salad a glass of wine followed by fresh fruit afterwards. We were entertained while we ate by a singer and her partner their names escape me for now. The weather was just fantastic, company could not have been better. Overall a great day of sewing, learning and new friendships started. The day was over to quickly finishing at 3.30pm.
Looking forward to the next one.