Thursday, November 10, 2016

Our Friends Stitching Circle Project & a Get Together

The second part in the Little Help from Our Friends Stitching Circle club arrived recently from the Silver Needle.

This time we received a gorgeous hand made needle holder, it's so pretty. I love this design, I haven't stitched anything before by the Cricket Collection so I'll look forward to starting this over my summer holiday break.

It's been sometime since my stitching group's last catch up, due to one thing or another, so on Sunday I invited the ladies around as we were going to have a special friend join us for the afternoon.

Several years ago I "meet" Elizabeth from Auckland, via my blog and we've been great friends ever since. At the moment Elizabeth and her DH are on holiday, having a little road trip around the North Island, including a few nights in Hawkes Bay. This was the very first time I have met Elizabeth in person and we had a fantastic time catching up with one another.

It was a lovely afternoon, lots of chatting, show and tell of our current projects and some yummy goodies for afternoon tea, including Kath's homemade brandy snaps and I made some sausage rolls, which I knew the ladies loved from previous get togethers.

I decided to make Elizabeth a little project bag using some of my favourite Moda fabric:

Also, a little pin cushion to go inside, this is a Soed Idee Design pattern.

We were thrilled to find out that a quilt of Elizabeth's had recently won a prize at the Auckland Festival of Quilts, congratulations and well done!

See you soonx


Elizabeth said...

That is a gorgeous project Katrina. I bet you can't wait to start it. It was so nice to at last meet you and thank you for a great weekend and for hosting the stitching afternoon. It was a great afternoon and I was thrilled to meet Kath and if course Clare too. Thank you so much for your generous gifts, just so me. You know me well.

Marilyn said...

The new project looks so colorful.
Looks like you all had a fun time, and great gifts too.

Maggee said...

The Cricket pattern is beautiful--I look forward to seeing your progress pictures of it! It IS nice to meet online friends in person! I met TWO this year!! Hugs!

suzy mcclung said...

What a nice post. The Cricket Collections projects looks like a good one......all the pieces are fantastic and how fun to have a bunch of stitchers to get together.

The Eskimo's Wife said...

I love that pattern and those colors ~ gorgeous!! And aren't stitching get togethers the best thing ever? There's nothing like meeting up with your stitchy friends. It looks like you all had a great time. :0)

Sally said...

The Cricket Collection design looks beautiful. Such gorgeous colours.

It's lovely to meet stitching friends isn't it.

Bethan said...

What a lovely thing, to get together with a stitching friend. The pincushion you made her is absolutely beautiful!

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