Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Great Sew It Together Weekend

The Sew It Together weekend was fantastic.

Friday night was champagne and laughter with old and new friends... bloggers from near and far putting names to faces and connecting like old friends.

(Although I think Cathy is trying to hypnotise Lara here.....)

Saturday was a hoot. I think I should have won the prize for the least crafting done (I did more on the 15 minute train trip to the city than I did for the rest of the day).
I did lots of chatting, making cups of tea (occasionally drinking them but mostly leaving them scattered about the room to go cold) and even squeezed in a trip to Tessuti.
There were fabulous giveaways from sponsors and there was endless warmth and sharing of ideas and experience amongst the fabulous bunch of women who attended.
You can see the linky list here and more photos here.
There were lots of photo opportunities...

...and opportunities to have one's photo taken (that's Lara and me below... thanks Andi!).

.... and don't you just love babies' velvety little ears and warm little baby heads...? Esther is lucky - she got to take this cutie home. (Well, she actually brought her there, too, so I suppose it's only fair).

Supersized THANK YOU to Sheridan for all her work that made the weekend a complete and resounding success. I'm sure we're all looking forward to meeting up again in Sydney next year!!!

13 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That's a lovely photo of you and Lara together. I wish I had actually taken some photos!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That really does look like a lot of fun! I hope to make it down next year! OH, and my hotel is booked for Melbourne, I'll get dates to you really soon!

Susan said...

What a great sewing experience! Looks like so much fun.

bubbachenille said...

I'm sooo jealous !

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Wow. I think you can be forgiven for just soaking it all in! Looks like a huge amount of fun going on in Merry May. Or is that 'May'hem?!

Next up 'Just' June.

Nice to see you smiling face.

Cheers,
AJ

trash said...

That really is a triffic pic of you and Lara. In fact I have had Vogue on the phone this morning...

Fer said...

What wonderful crafty goodness! We should organise one for Tasmania. :)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

it was fun ... thanks for sharing the photos.

Cass said...

Great post Nikki and a big thanks for Friday night drinks. It was great to catch up with you again

meli B said...

Hi Nikki, Looks like I missed out on a great weekend. I remember reading about it and that it was booked out really early. Would love to be involved in a Melbourne weekend if it happens again.

littlebug-peg said...

Hello, Nikki,

Your blog is lovely and I enjoy following it all the way from Fredericksburg, VA. I sew slipcovers, window treatments and other soft home furnishings, so it's a delightful break to visit your site and get inspired in other areas of the craft.

Great work - congratulations!

Peg

one little acorn said...

Hi Nikki - it was a lovely couple of days and so nice to see you just relaxing! Nice to catch up too.
Thanks again for Friday night and showing us all your fantastic studio. I am so so jealous of all that space - and the view to die for!
Talk soon, Jacinta

Michelle Walker said...

We do stitch and bitch weekends...next one is in October and i cannot wait for it to come around. nothing like hanging out with crafty goodness and a cup of tea.