Saturday, 21 June 2008

Cyber Stitching 2

So..... how was it?? We had a simple but fun day. Originally I had planned on trying to get a large group together but I got so busy I didn't end up even inviting many more than actually came and honestly in the end, I was glad it was a small gathering. It was only Nic and I that were officially Cyber Stitching. (See the actual Cyber stitching kit above). Nic started on a fridge magnet from the Hatched and Patched book, I began the wallhanging. The book is many little blocks, all the same size, and they can be put together in one megga project, or used individually or in smaller groups for the small projects. A very clever concept really. You just pick and choose your own combination of blocks for the project you wish to make. I think the only completely different one is the book mark. Here is my first block, not much to show for a days work, but remember I was the hostess for the day. (and it had NOTHING to do with all the talking, I don't care what anyone else says, LOL) Mary and Nerinda were working on current projects. If we were giving out prizes for productivity, Nerinda would win. She stitched the binding on 1 quilt and labels on 3, and then even sat twiddling her thumbs for awhile. Mary continued stitching her "Two Brown Chicken's" pattern from Leannes House. She is working it on a white Linen tea towel, it is such a crisp white and contrasts brilliantly with the red stitching.

So what did we eat? LOL ( for me food is almost the most important part. For morning tea we had Tim Tams ( the new sort with toffee and nuts on the top) Chocolate chip cookies and lovley fresh strawberries. Lunch was Pumpkin soup and rolls. Nic totally spoilt us by supplying home made hedgehog and caramel slice! (YUMMY) The kettle was on the boil for most of the day and I actually lost track of how many cups I had.

Then with both our husbands other wise occupied, Nerinda and I finished the day off by seeing a movie with some of the kids. It was a VERY late night, with the movie not finishing till 11.30pm and of course I came home and finished stitching the words on my little block. Today's plan is to catch up on the washing this morning, and then stitch all afternoon and evening. June at Lilly Patches was finally able to get me some of the fabric I have needed to keep working on "Bee Knees" quilt, so that is what I will be doing.

Oh and thanks Karen (Mrs Martin) for bringing together the whole Cyber Stitching concept. I hope everyone who is either Cyber Stitching today or attending Stitching at St Georges has a great day. (When are you doing it again, LOL.)

BFN


6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a great time........I am just home and about to start.........traced the bookmark and got the threads but had a busy morning at the markets........

Annie said...

Cyber stitching ... hmmmm sounds like fun!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Sounds like you had a lovely gathering. We had a blast at Peg's too (Happy In Stitching)Wish I didn't have to do the housework today so I can do some more. Maybe each night I'll get some done.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Sounds like you had a lovely gathering. We had a blast at Peg's too (Happy In Stitching)Wish I didn't have to do the housework today so I can do some more. Maybe each night I'll get some done.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...Lynda...sounds like you all had a great day...Mrs. Martin did a fantastic job and the kits were just awesome....glad you had a fab day...

Janet said...

Hi Lynda: It sounds like you had to-o-o much fun. The kit and pattern book looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Janet