Early Friday morning (6.00am) Jan & I set off for Sydney. We were headed for Mamre Homestead, St Mary's to spend a weekend teaching with Christine Book. Jan's taught there with Christine the past three years but this was my first time and I was very excited. These weekends have always sounded like a lot of fun. Lots of laughs, great company, a little bit of sewing, yummy food - what more could a girl ask for? Now I couldn't tell you about this weekend before as I was the mystery teacher. While I managed to keep it pretty much a secret, I don't think Christine was so successful. Most of the girls knew I was coming.
Christine based the colour theme on the Suffragette Movement - Purple (dignity), white(purity) and green (hope). Girl Power!
Jan found a great purple and green spot fabric for her projects - drawstring bag, pincushion and scissor case decorated with yo yos Christine designed a lovely cushion with a stitched heart surrounded by heart shaped yo yos, a great bag and some cute purse pincushons. I made a small gift pouch and bag and a needle punch project with a purple daisy in the centre.
Our only expectation was for everyone to have a great time and if you went home with a yo yo finished the day was a success. The afternoon was topped off with a truly inspiring show and tell of quilts, bags and some beautiful vintage silk ribbons. I know that Jan and I had a fabulous weekend - not work at all - meeting lots of wonderful girls.
Now there will be more photos, Heather and Chris, and I will be posting these in a photo album later today sometime before midnight! So yes they are coming.