Saturday, 12 April 2014

stitching with friends..

Yesterday and today I had the pleasure of sharing the days with some lovely crafty friends.
Yesterday Rosalie and Liz came over to my house for a stitch in, mum came along too and we were quite industrious in between maintaining our energy levels with  food.
This morning the sun came out after some terribly drizzly days so I bolted out of bed and organised some washing and then got ready to head to Gisborne to spend the day with the wonderful Gisborne girls.
There was meant to be a car load of 'city and outer suburban' girls but I ended up being the only representative from the 'burbs' as circumstances prevented the others coming. A contingent of 1...
There were a few other Gisborne ladies that were at the Patch n quilt stitching day too and they were very friendly and welcoming. This shop is gorgeous and has such a great variety of fabrics.
It was quite an industrious group and a great variety of projects too.
Of course there was photographic evidence of this event..
 Tracy, Annette and Marina (not me another Marina lol, I haven't started talking about myself in the third person)
 Sue, Tania and Donna....

Sue, Tracy, Me, Tania, Marina, Annette, Marg, Donna and Chris
(Now we have worked out who the naughty one is in the group. I didn't get in trouble once till I was at the end of the line up with someone who shall remain nameless.....)
There is also a photo of me buying up fabric out there in blogland...... Oh no it has popped up here too....

Your honour, I object, the evidence is circumstantial at the very least.....
I put to you that these said fabrics attached themselves to my person and could not be removed. Therefore I had no option but to take pity on these miserable fabrics and promise to take them home and care for them to the best of my abilities!
 These two fabrics were 'need to' buy so that I can tick another project off my to do list... that is proof enough of 'need'.


Now where is the crafting you may ask...
I thought seeing that I have been making such great progress on my list I could start this project that I bought from the Monbulk quilt show.
Made a decent start today.


Thought I would also share some of my easter decorations. I am not one to celebrate Easter anymore but I put my mini on display for this month and I thought I needed some more little decorations to add to my entry table. We have a wonderful Bed Bath & table shop in our new shopping centre and they have the most adorable decorations for easter. Not too close to the real meaning of easter but lots of prettiness, that's for sure.


these and the white tree were reduced by 50% and I couldn't resist them.
Well that's it for today's outing.... I will be back soon to show all the progress done on the projects on my list. Loving the holidays!!
I'm now off to make the borders for Mr Boo..
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Big hug and thanks to the Gisborne Girls for a wonderful day! (thanks Sue for letting me nick some of your pics too)



cheers
marina

22 comments:

Maria said...

What a great way to spend a few days..Oh sew nice to see a photo of you...
I can see why that fabric jumped in your bag. The border fabric is just perfect for Mr Boo too. Look forward to seeing it finished

shez said...

Hi Marina sorry I couldn't make it,but I am so glad that you guys had a great time,I will be there for the next one,lol,at how innocent you look standing there with your bag of goodies,lol.xx

cucki said...

Wow so much fun :)
Hugs x

Janet said...

Looks like a fun day! And lovely fabrics that you found. :)

Sheila said...

Looks like you have had some fun outings and those fabrics would have been attached to me too, they are gorgeous !

Fiona said...

looks such fun Marina.... I love the project you are working on... very pretty... you look very guilty in that picture with the paper bag!!! it's very good of you to take pity on the fabric and look after it....
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG...looks like the orfect day....yummy purchases,,

Susan said...

Lovely fun to be stitching with friends. No excuse necessary for buying those gorgeous blue fabrics......very nice choices. Cute bunnies in your Easter display.

kiwikid said...

So good to see you!!! I thought you showed magnificent restraint not getting those fabrics until now as you had seen them in Feb.!! They really needed to be cared for!! Love your Easter table! Looking forward to seeing Mr Boo finished!!
xx

Briar Rose said...

A great post Marina,
Thank you for a lovely day stitching on Friday,so glad you enjoyed your Saturday stitching with ' The Gisborne Girls '.
Hugs R.

Karen said...

It looks like a lovely day and of course there had to be some purchases.
Great to see your mini and your Easter display. It is gorgeous!

Mistea said...

Glad you were out having fun while Irene and I were talking about you and that shop.Ha.

Nice stitching and pretty fabrics you volunteered care for.

Enjoy your break.

elliek said...

Great day on Friday and I just love the fabrics that attached themselves to you. You know how much I love blue! Sounds like a great day out.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a lovely day Marina. Lovely fabric purchases and Mr Boo is going to look stunning in those gorgeous colors

Elyte said...

So sad to have missed the day but you represented us beautifully. I consoled myself with a short trip to GJ's for their 25% off sale before going to the hospital.
You have another wonderful week of holidays to look forward to . Enjoy.

Lin said...

The Gisborne girls look like a fun crowd and I am glad you enjoyed your two stitching days. Just too tempting to be around all that fabric I well know!!

Lib said...

Looks like you had some fun stitching days, so lovely to get together with friends. Looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with those lovely blues.

Melody said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun.

Lynda said...

What a wonderful couple of days. I love your egg tree and the rabbits.

Carrie P. said...

sweet Easter decorations. I am enjoying my rabbit block.

Tania said...

Tried to comment several times on the weekend, but my computer at home wouldn't seem to let me! It was a great day, and thank you so much for coming, I really enjoy your company Marina. I LOVE your little Easter table, really gorgeous, and such pretty decorations, and your Easter mini is adorable. Hope to see you soon xxx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Your Easter display is just stunning.....you really must be made of design wall material for that amount of fabric to attach itself to you.....and mischief maker....mmmm...Oh I know you must be talking about Sue, for she is the one on the end.