Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Warning -lots of pics coming up!

Before I share some photos from the exhibition weekend I just wanted to say that I'm terribly behind in reading my favourite blogs at the moment. I've been trying to catch up over the past few days and I'm slowly getting there, but I might not have time to comment on all the posts I've missed lately. But I have been reading what everyone's been up to, and seeing all the wonderful stitching going on. Hopefully my normal blog reading routine will recommence in the next few days or so, lol.

Ok, so here goes -photos from the Central Hawkes Bay Crazy Cross Stitcher's 2008 Exhibition. Our exhibition is held each May and is a fundraising event for the community service I work for. Its held at my work and takes two days to set up all the displays. Throughout the weekend we had many people through, including lots from out of town. Our raffles sold really well and so did the needlework supplies from our friend Sherelyn of Heirlooms. I bought several new patterns, couldn't resist the temptation, so will share details about them in another post.

anyways, it was a wonderful weekend so I'll let the photos speak for themselves:)



A quilting display by a local quilting shop.


Some of the woodwork that is made by our one and only male member of our group


some of the lovely goodies for sale



Some of you may even recognise some of your stitching - I always like to share what I've received in exchanges :)




some of Lisa's lovely stitching and you can see Kath's Quaker Garden.


Emerald Mermaid stitched by our youngest member, Julie, aged 17.



Royal Holiday - I'd love to stitch this one myself one day.


some of my needleroll collection including gifts and exchanges :)


cute Britty Kitty designs.
the gorgeous quilt that we are raffling - this was made by my staff and clients over the past twelve months.

Bags for sale made by one of the members.


I do have lots more so if anyone is interested in seeing more I can upload some to my webshots album.

After work today, we officially adopt Poppy and get to bring her home! Can hardly wait! We're all prepared so let the fun times begin. I doubt that I'll be getting much stitching done tonight, lol.

25 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

The displays look wonderful, sure to entice some people to take up some sort of craft. Yay for Poppy coming home.

Joanne

KarenV said...

What a fabulous exhibition! So much variety and beautiful work :) Congratulations to you all.

Rowyn said...

Loved looking at the stitching exhibition photos, there is some amazing stitching, quilting and woodwork there!

Have fun with Poppy!

Nicki said...

Wow Katrina! Wish I'd been there - it looks fantastic. Well done , what a lot of work setting all that up!

Hope Poppy likes her new home :)

Concetta said...

What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!

Karoline said...

It looks like gorgeous exhibition, thanks for sharing

Goldie said...

WOW!! I LOVE all the displays! Everything looks fantastic! Glad to hear that it was a success! HUGS!

Paula said...

It all looks amazing. Well done everyone

Carol said...

What beautiful eye candy!! Very nice!!

Andrea said...

Wonderful photos Katrina. Lovely displays.
Have fun with Poppy!

Nicola said...

What a wonderful exhibition! There is a lot of beautiful craft work there.

Kathryn in NZ said...

What a fab weekend it must've been. The displays are so well presented, awesome! Can't wait to hear the Poppy updates :)

cathymk said...

Everyone's work looks stunning! Congratulations to the group for putting on such a great show!

Deb said...

Awesome displays Katrina. Well done. Some fantastic pieces there. Almost enough to make me get my stitching mojo back!

Kajsa said...

I had so much fun browsing the photos. It looks like such a great exhibit!

It must be so many talented ladies in your guild.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Katrina, thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos! I am amazed by how much work is represented in this incredible display.

Wendy said...

Great pictures, Katrina! and a real feast for the eyes!! I would love to see more. There can never be enough pictures of crafting goodies.

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Christine said...

Just beautiful, Katrina!! And I'm totally tickled pink that you shared the piece I sent to you for the Friendship Exchange!

Jacqui said...

What a beautiful display of items. And such a huge variety too...I love them all.

Jonathan said...

I just stumbled across your blog on the web. Loved looking at the exhibition photos. It looks like a ton of really great stuff was made and raffled off. I wanted to share a pretty neat fundraising idea a friend of mine sent me last week. It's a free program called iBakeSale. The program helps people or groups raise money for various cause large and small by spending at hundreds of retailers they have in their program. It turns everyday spending into fundraising and takes the need away from doing more time intensive things like bake sales and raffles. I just wanted to share because I'm using it for a variety of groups I'm involved with and love it. It makes grass-roots fundraising easy and free. Check it out.

quiltorstitch said...

I loved all of your photos. Wow you have a lot of needlerolls lOL! :D Thanks for sharing.

Meari said...

Wow... Those were some nice displays!

tkdchick said...

Wow Katrina want an awesome show and a display of talent!@!!

Chelle said...

The exhibition is incredible! Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your new kitty!

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