Last Friday found Rosie, Melly and I flying off on Qantas once again! This time we were off to share a great weekend with lots of wonderful ladies at 'Inspired Stitches', organised by Sarah at Quilt Fabric Delights in South Australia.
Here's Rosie and Melly on Friday setting up their display (and if you love that quilt in the background it's Rosie's new Block of The Month):
Yes, a lot of preparation goes into a weekend, or even a day, like this. Sarah and her 'team' put in a huge effort to make sure that their first 'Inspired Stitches' ran really well. I'm sure if you're reading this and you know Sarah you'll know just how much effort she puts into making sure her customers are really happy and just how personally she takes every comment. Let me tell you there were lots of 'ooohhhs and aaahhhs' over the beautifully decorated tables and the fantastic goodie bags:
The venue was great and we had lots of room and perfect light for stitching (and chatting, and nibbling yummy food, and drinking coffee, and did we get much stitching done?):
Sarah had four designers: Me, Rosie, Melly and Janelle. The four of us just had a ball! We were sorry that Janelle was ill on Sunday and missed all the fun (we know you wish you could have been there Janelle - hope you're all better soon xxx):
There was a great selection of projects with everything to have a go at from stitchery to needleturn applique to punchneedle:
Sarah and all her helpers had such an overwhelming demand for finishing kits they ran out. But did this stop them? No! I'm sure I can say a big thankyou (on behalf of all the ladies) to all those who stayed up REALLY late and came in REALLY early (and kept cutting all day long!) to make sure there was one for anyone who wanted to go home with a kit to finish off their projects. The ladies made all the effort look like a breeze but they all worked so hard to make sure everyone went home happy.
It was great to be joined by ladies from all over Australia including some from Victoria:
We were so busy all weekend I forgot to snap a shot with Sarah and us! So here she is on the right in her white shirt!
I had such a wonderful time catching up with some ladies that I already knew and meeting lots of new ones too.
Rosie, Melly and I got to see a bit of Adelaide on Friday evening (thanks for the tour Jodie!) and we have fallen in love with it (okay, especially Glenelg where the Haigh's chocolate shop is!). We had dinner at a fantastic restaurant called Spices which I recommend if you're heading to Adelaide.
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