Friday, March 14, 2014

Let’s get Stitched 2014

My feet haven’t touched the ground since I got home from the most amazing weekend I’ve had in a very long time… the Let’s get Stitched event in Melbourne!

LGS Group shot

See those happy faces?  I enjoyed their smiles from Thursday through to Sunday while the majority of us stayed at Rydges in Preston.  We had days out on Friday and Saturday before commencing our stitching day on the Sunday.  Why haven’t I mentioned it before?  Because I was one of two ‘mystery’ designers and had to keep the secret all to myself… it was hard, I can tell you!!

I was not the only ‘mystery’ to be revealed on the day (that sounds so much more glamorous than intended!), sweet Marilyn Duncan was the second mystery designer, and then who popped out from behind the curtain?  Rosalie Quinlan!  There was a lot of excitement and squealing in the room!  I borrowed this next photo from Jenny (thanks Jen! x)

elefantz LGS designers 2014

From left to right:  The organisers and founders of Lets get Stitched, Dawn, Joy, Vicki and Fee.  Following on is Marilyn, Jenny, me and Rosalie.

I’ve known the majority of these ladies for several years, from our days together in Among the Gum Trees and through blogging… we have chatted on the phone and sent each other gifts… but this was the first time we had all met up at the same time in person!  I was so elated to finally meet a very dear friend of mine, Jenny,and to share a room with her and one of the sweetest gals you could ever hope to meet, Wendy!  We got on like a house on fire and chatted to the wee hours of the morning while sharing cups of tea and witty anecdotes.  Sheesh it was FUN!

The three amigos

Our first selfie together, me, Jenny and Wendy!

I have borrowed these next photos from Jenny as well… they are pics of all the lovely ladies who attended the stitching day.  They travelled the length and breadth of the country… and a couple even made it across the pond from New Zealand (they have the cutest accents!!!)

LGS Elefantz a

LGS Elefantz b

LGS Elefantz c

LGS Elefantz d

LGS Elefantz e

LGS Elefantz f

This was both my first stitching event and my first teaching event… and I was blown away by the kindness, generosity and friendship offered by the wonderful women who attended.  There was a lot of love and support in that room!  I have come away with many more friends and a bigger heart… thank you to ALL of you ladies for making it so special! x

I have some more photos to share of the weekend and of the project I designed for those attending… in the meantime I’m still waiting for my feet to touch the ground!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and take the opportunity to create some precious memories!

Till next time! Vikki xo Smile

 

10 comments:

Christine M said...

It was so lovely to meet you Vikki. What a great time we all had!

Deb said...

So pleased you had a wonderful time hun. All of those ladies would have been extremely lucky to have met such an awesome woman!!

Marilyn said...

It was soooo lovely to meet you in person, after reading your blog since Gumtrees days, Vikki. You did have the loveliest roomies for the weekend. (so did I). It is so difficult to come back to earth after such a wonderful time. Look forward to catching up again in Brisbane. Hugs xxx

margaret said...

can see quilting is thriving in Melbourne, shame I came back to the UK would have been fun to be in this group

Vicki said...

It was lovely to meet you Vikki. I can't wait to see everyone again next year. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

Sue Niven said...

What a fantastic group of girls! I am so happy for you, Melody and Christine are really lovely people, Love all the wonderful pictures.

retdairyqueen said...

It was a lovely weekend and I loved meeting you
I have started stitching my pattern folder
Also have a lovely photo of you and I which I will send you xx

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Wow Vikki,
Reading everyone's blog post the weekend was amazing. I am so excited that Brisbane is on the agenda for 2015.

It amazes me that you 'gumnutters' are so compatible but had only just met in person. The internet really is really amazing.

I have to ask, was there a 'dress code'? A disproportionate number of ladies are in orangy/red coloured clothes.

Till next time.
Debra

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm so glad the weekend was such a lovely experience for not only you, but all the lovely ladies attending... what a line up sweetie!
I knew you'd be a huge hit and a wonderful surprise designer. Well done Vik.

Can't wait for a good long chat with you sweets ♥

Wendy B said...

I'm STILL floating on cloud 9 honey!!!!! Was the bestest weekend and so glad I got to spend much of it with you!!!! It will certainly be one I will NEVER forget!........next year is going to be a blast!!!!! Love you big lots with the hugest sugary hugs hon. Xoxoxoxoxxo :o)

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