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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Heather: our hostess with a heart of gold...

Yesterday we had  a sewing day at Heather's and after all this time I thought I should share a bit more about my lovely friend!

She is an amazing cook...


...and stitches beautiful things for her home.

(free stitchery pattern here at Bakercourt)

She likes to test out my tutorials...


...and give my designs her own sweet spin.


Her creative space is welcoming, and I often go in and don't come out for a loooooong time...

In fact when she finds me I get escorted out if she discovers the odd fat quarter bundle or two hidden under my shirt...

 It's so neat and organised. I love organised.

But the nicest thing?


Wendy couldn't make it today and we sure missed her sunny smiles, but with the remaining four of us around the table the laughter flowed and the stitching slowed as usual....

Barb is making a pretty bunting banner for her niece from the Rosedaisy Alphabet pattern. What a great idea! Read how Barb prepared this project here on her blog...


Michelle is busy stitching pockets for a bag design. You can see how she created these blocks here on her blog...


I worked away on my newest stitchery design which features two of my favourite Cottage Garden threads, Cherry Blossom and Murray Pine...


What a wonderful way to wind up a week!

hugs

 

16 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Wow, I need a tidy fairy like that to put some order into my cave. It's no wonder you enjoy yourself - good food, good friends, good fun.

Heather S said...

You wretch! I was trying to escape that photo! We certainly have lovely days. Can you imagine if we lived in the same street!!!

Sharon said...

What a truly delicious combination, good food, good,company,good conversation and someone else's stash to drool over!!!!!

Wendy B said...

oh how I wish I could have been there.......missed you guys! :( but loving what you got up to! xoxox sugary hugs :o)

Barb said...

It's always a lovely encounter when we get together!!!Lots of time stitching, laughing and sharing inspiration :)
Lots of love to you all,
Barb :)

Lynette Bramman said...

Fantastic work room. Mine is not like that but I wish one day when I don't have a single bed in the middle of the room for my little Grandson to sleep in. Would not take it away while he is happy to come and stay with us. Life is too short with these treasures,because all of a sudden they are all grown up. xxx

shez said...

its so awesome to have best friends and love your happy group,i always want to go and play in Heather's room,lol,seriously its awesome.xx

Melody said...

A fabulous sewing room and that slice looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow, now that's a stash and a great craft room, so organised like your spaces Jenny, I dream of getting to that place one day, doubt I could ever justify a stash anywhere near equal, but does one need to justify, mmmmm, single bed in my room but wouldn't change that, agree wholeheartedly with Lynette, have to soak up these young years, they fly by too fast, special, but thank you so much for sharing your lovely craft friends gettogether, yummy food and beautiful handiwork, you are all so talented, lovely to see, glad you had a great day Jenny, thank you for sharing, I will check out your friends blogs now. Have a wonderful rest of weekend Jenny, Judithann :-)

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a lovely post about a lovely lady. I have loved meeting Heather in blogland. Lucky you knowing her in real time. I love her creative space. Time spent with good friends is such a treat xx

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Lovely work by all of you. Thank you for sharing. I would probably go into that room and not come out for a while other. :)

Tammy said...

Love the tour of Heather's Studio. She is so creative. How lucky you ladies are to have each other for friendship and inspiration and comraderie

Little Penpen said...

Oh, I just love her sewing room!! What a treasure to have sweet sewing friends!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Belos trabalhos!
Que oficina organizada! Vou convidar sua amiga para uma visita! :))
É muito bom ter amigas especiais!
Por favor,envie um pedaço deste bolo incrível para mim!!! Huuuummmmm...
Um abraço!
Beautiful works!
Who organized the workshop! I'm inviting your friend to visit! :))
It is very nice to have special friends!
Please send a piece of this amazing cake for me! Huuuummmmm ...
Hugs!
Egléa

Createology said...

Such a glorious way to spend a creative day with friends. I would totally stay in that studio with so many treasures. Creative Bliss...

Winifred said...

What a lovely way to spend time! So productive too. Organised is definitely the word for that room. Brilliant!