The Guild’s annual stitching weekend was on again in May at the Greenhills Conference Centre, where members and friends got together for fun with stitching (actually, anything “crafty”!) from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. It was a great success, with stitching, conversation, food, stitching, conversation, food, stitching, conversation, food…. you get the idea. And yes, that is frost on the grass first thing in the morning, but most of us were tucked up nice and warm, apart from the intrepid people who managed to fit in a jog or two in the beautiful bushland surroundings.
Friday evening, and some people were all set up and raring to go, fortified by a glass of some bubbly stuff, and Liz Bell was easing herself into things with some knitting. My lips are sealed regarding the identity of the person who arrived having left behind her bag of clothing, but at least she brought the most important thing, her needlework!
But in case you thought that it was all eating, drinking (seriously, it was mostly tea, coffee or water), and making merry, here is a glimpse (in no particular order) of what some people worked on over the weekend.
Anne Stewart was working on this petit point project, which will become a dragon entitled “Woodland Guardian’, from Heaven and Earth Designs.
Kathy Pascoe began with this “Away in a Manger” stitchery kit from Button Bliss. Wooden nativity figure buttons will be added, and Kathy plans to add a Christmas themed border and make into a wall hanging.
Diana Churchill began the weekend continuing on a counted cross stitch for her grandson, who just loves border collies.
There’s more than one lucky grandchild who will receive a beautiful gift. Prue Deacon was working on her original canvaswork design for her grandson, who loves all things relating to the beach. This has a seaside theme incorporating elements from family photos and seaside pictures.
Ruth Ellis came equipped with her sewing machine to make more of her fabulous fabric bowls.
Ruth says it takes about 40 metres of fabric-covered cord to make each bowl. Apparently wrapping cord with fabric is a great TV-watching activity!
I’m going to make you wait for another post to see some of Ruth’s finished work, and much more. There’s plenty more stitching activity to show from Greenhills! I tried to take detailed notes, but if I’ve inadvertently left out acknowledgements, I’m sorry, the talking, stitching and eating were very distracting!