The weekend came and went too quickly. A big thank you to Kay and Sharon of Avonleigh for organising such a great weekend. There was laughter, good conversation, yummy food and a great deal of creativity.
There was a variety of projects to choose from, Felt Birdies, Jolly Santa, Gift Cones, small Red & White quilt, a little tag embellished with a Theodora Cleave button and an ever so quick birdie gift tag. The start is always a bit hectic as two, three or four different projects have to be explained, but it doesn't take too long before everyone is working at their own pace.
The most popular projects were the Felt Birdies. They look fantastic and I love them hanging beside Sue's applique border for Sarah's Sampler (1855). Lots of fun mixing and matching felt colours, combining wool and cotton threads and embellishing them with decorative stitches and trims.
The Santas were a favourite too. Well who doesn't like Santa?
Gabbi decided to make a cone and do it quickly, so with a couple of shortcuts, all perfectly acceptable and encouraged, it was made in under an hour. This inspired more cones.
Di & Beth embellished theirs with felt and decorative stitches.
Miranda chose the small quilt, started Saturday, changed her mind in the middle of the night and put this together Sunday. Can't wait to see it finished. This has to be be my favourite colour combination.
Thank you to the girls for making the weekend so enjoyable and their desire to do it all again next year.