Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sewing day

Today was a wonderful sewing day with Gail Pan and Ramona Herman. We set out from Gisborne just after 8am this morning and headed off for Narre Warren........we didn't get lost much, even with me navigating!! Lol!! We arrived safely and found our seats, inspected our goodie bags and then decided what to do on the day, then went shopping.....such lovely fabrics and patterns for sale....very tempting!!!
the lovely Tania, Marg and Elyte,

Marg the super model, lol, Elyte and Annie....

Tracee and Shez....

I had to get on the photo ops....

some of Gail's beautiful work on display....

Lovely Christmas quilts and table runner...
beautifully laid out tables and shop up the stage end....looks good doesn't it......

Maria made a cake and Teddy Bear for Cheryls birthday next week.....isn't that a lovely thing to do

Here is the birthday girl receiving her cake...how nice is that!!!

Gail is about to get the day formally under way.....

Marg and Anne busy working...

look who is disappearing off up the corridor.......

busy ladies at our table......

lots of concentration happening here.....was a rare moment of no chatter....
Anne and Mel busy working...

Gail came to explain her use of quilters tape and signed our pattern books which was really nice of her....

Ramona explaining how she made her beautiful clock...just the thing for your craft room. ..

Gail busy signing....

Annie gearing up for afternoon tea....the table covering came in handy!!!! 

And this is the progress Shez made on her stitchery...proof she did get something other than catching up with people...lol....

a beautiful Gail quilt for Christmas.....

a beautiful sewing kit by Gail Pan...

the progress  Tracee made today....

more of Gails beautiful work...

It was so good to see Melody out and about again...she has had her heart operation and is feeling better than she has for years...no holding her back now!!! 
Melody and Cheryl

Tracee, Annie, Ann, Tania, Marg, Elyte, me.
I had a wonderful day, it was so good to spend time with these lovely friends. Will put up pictures of the goodies bag and lovely new book from Gail Pan tomorrow.
Happy sewing.




15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Shez didn't do enough stitching.........I see she was on the darn phone........you should have confiscated it.........
looks like a great day........so many lovely pics........and you got to catch up with the girls.........

Ondrea said...

Lol, did Shez actually sit down at all? What were you drinking? You put a pic up twice hehehe. So many lovely things as usual. Wish I'd been there but at least I achieved lots of stitching unlike some.lol

Diane-crewe said...

so glad you are having a wonderful time x LOVE the pictures x

Susan said...

So many beautiful projects and happy friends, looks like it was a great day out.

Christine M said...

Looks like you all have a wonderful time.

shez said...

great pics Sue of an awesome day,i love catching up with all you girls and how lovely is Maria doing all that for Cheryl,cant wait till our next adventure,lol.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

It was certainly a fab day.

marina said...

good company, lots of laughs (for sure) and lovely stitching! sounds like a perfect day.

Willsquiltnsew said...

We had a great day didn't we!

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a lovely happy post. You certainly had a great day. Nice to see all those lovely faces x

Elyte said...

You always do such a great job with your photos and they always bring back happy memories. You really capture the feeling of the day. Is that your surfing quilt in the blog header photo?

Melody said...

Itwas a brilliant day. I'm so glad I could spend it with you and all our lovely friends

Raewyn said...

You girls always seem to have such a great time! It's a wonder any stitches are done at all!!

Cheryl said...

Great photos Sue. Such an amazing day and so lovely to catch up with you and the others. Wasn't Maria's cake she made for me just amazing (and the bear). She is the lovliest person. Happy stitching all our great projects

Fiona said...

looks like such a fun day......
Hugz