Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Monday, 21 March 2011

What a Weekend!

Just got home last night from Girls Day in the Country at Nundle NSW, hosted by the ever-lovely Kerry Swain.
But wait there's more...the ever-talented Anni Downs from here was the guest tutor. 
 This is what greeted us on arrival...after saying 'Hi' to Kerry first of course! There was such a 'buzz all round the room...I felt like a school kid at their first birthday party!
Anni soon got us started on our choice of 3 specially designed projects for the day...I chose this one...yummy wool felt...we got the whole kit to complete this project in our goody bags. (This is Anni's...mine isn't finished yet...haha....too much talking!!! )

Some of Annis designs on display...it was great to see all the items I've admired on patterns and in her books actually 'in the real'....could touch and feel them....I was in HEAVEN.....I just looove Anni's work.

Check out the setting....those beautiful quilts hanging up in the background are some that last year's group completed as a pledge to make Anni's Gardeners Journal quilt, and have it completed by this year's GDITC....great job, girls. Pop over here and get a closer look at them.

And this was just the actual 'Day', the weekend was also full of dinners, meeting bloggy friends for the first time, special show and tell with the girls....you know who you are....and I might add that these special ladies who rock up each year to Kerrys GDITC are a fab bunch...made me feel so totally welcome....thankyou, thankyou, thankyou....

 Special thanks to the bloggy Queen, she knows who she is, who made the link into blogland happen for me, and enabled these new exciting doors to open.......
Better go finish the purse now.....

11 comments:

Creative disorganization said...

It was so luvly to meet you & your blog is great as well....cheers Nic

Farm Girl said...

Happy to hear you had a wonderful time - lovely pics of all the goodies too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It was an awesome weekend.....it was fantastic to put a name to a face....I am looking forward to lots of posts...

Anita said...

Was great to meet you!!

Chookyblue...... said...

was so nice to meet you in person......a lovely person with some gorgeous show and tell.........hi to you Mum too........

I am so impressed with all the pics in this post............lol.........

bettsylyn said...

It was nice to meet you and your mum. You are doing well with the blog. I don't know if you got a picture of our table but I have one on my blog if you are interested. Keep up the good work.

Cardygirl said...

Great to meet you...glad you had fun!

Farmyard Crafts said...

What an awesome day you must have all had!! Look at all those photos... I think you're working out this blogging thing just fine! ;)

Trish said...

It was a great day, it was lovely to meet you , who would beleive that we would get to share two tables...looking forward to seeing your finished projects

shez said...

what a lovely post Shiralee

Bird on the Border said...

lovely photos. I think there is no need to email the photos now I can see them on your blog. Nice work