When Linda from Gum Valley Patchwork asked me to be a tutor at this year's Stitch in Spring I was very excited. It's years since I last visited this section of Victoria's coast line. Back then cars pulled off the road and parked on the cliff edge. Mum kept a firm grip of the backs of our jumpers, Dad's included, ready to stop us falling or being blown over the edge. We only visited in winter when it was blowing a gale and freezing cold. Of course it's changed a lot since then, but it is still one of the loveliest coast lines.
Now I live inland and while the banks of the Murray River are only five minutes away offering a lovely spot to relax, it's not the sea.
So you can imagine my delight when I pulled into the car park at Port Campbell and saw this.
Projects from the book 'Things I love to Make'
Projects from the book 'All Things Christmas'
Once the display was done I set off to explore.
Linda had told Lisa of Fig 'n' Berry Creations, and I the girls would start arriving early and they did.
The view from the venue was spectacular. I have to admit I wasn't sure how much stitching would be done when there was this to look at. Apparently it's a bit ho hum when you're used to it!
One of my projects for the workshop.
Something with flowers seemed the obvious choice for 'Stitching in Spring'. A bag for a small portable light, for those of us who need extra lighting to see by, a needle case, drawstring bag for a spare set of batteries or whatever you might like to put in there and a trinket to loop around the handles of a pair of scissors.
The pattern will be released in a couple of week. Kits will be available too.
A big thank you to Linda for organising such a fabulous day and the girls attending for their enthusiasm and wonderful company. It was a very special day.