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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Stitchers meet-up!

Yesterday i had a lovely day out. There was a meet-up of stitchers at Nuneaton, its not very far from my home and i had a lovely day. Clare organised it and has pics on her blog of us all - 14 in total. A lot of the ladies are members of Stitch & Stash. It's the first time i have been to a meet-up and it was really great to meet up with Chris, Hazel, Tina, Tracy, Kathy, Lynn, Paula, Lynn, Angie, Maggie & Joyce and to see some of their work. Vicky from India Grace Designs was also there, her designs are gorgeous and so pretty and delicate. Thank you for making me feel so welcome ladies, i had a very lovely day with you all and am looking forward to seeing you all again in October.

Today is reveal day over at Stitch & Stash for the monthly challenge. This month the chosen design was the freebie Hello Spring by Lizzie Kate. I needed a quick finish for a birthday gift for one of DS's friends so decided to put mine into a coaster. We only had 3 finishes in the album this month, i guess the nice sunshine we've had has eaten into stitching time with folks being in the garden more. This week i also stitched and finished my monthly ornament. Some members of the family are elderly and only have small Christmas trees so this month its a small one, the freebie from The Drawn Thread, Santa Keeper (supposed to be a scissor keep!) was the chosen design, i've had this in my pile for an age so felt it deserved to be done.

The second package i sent off has arrived too, i was getting a bit worried with the lack of flying activity due to the volcanic ash problem recently and hoped that she hadn't become lost in transit. Dani in Canada received this un-named bunny and has decided to call her Matilda. This brings the total of bunnys sent out so far to 47. Who would have thought when i knitted and showed the first one for Easter 2008 that there would have been so much interest in them. Some people have emailed asking if i will sell them one, but unfortunately, due to the restrictions on the pattern that i stitch them from you are not allowed to make any gain from them, so they remain an RAK gift as and when i knit one. Also, it does make them a bit more special to me when i send one out. If i have your address from some correspondance in an exchange or similar, and you haven't received one yet, who knows one day a little bunny might come to live at your house ...

Today DH and i are off to visit my brother and SIL and take the little bag that was in the previous post for her birthday. It's been a busy weekend here for us, i hope your weekend has been good too.

18 comments:

MrsB said...

It was lovely to meet you yesterday, Julie!

Lovely finishes...

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes. I like the colour of the fabric on your Lizzie Kate.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Julie, I had no idea you have knitted 47 bunnies! What a labour of love and just to think they're peppered all over the world!

Aren't meet ups with stitchers fantastic!

Your two finishes are great!

Tina said...

It was lovely to meet you to Julie,my only disappointment was not meeting Mr Stick lol BUT there is always October


Nice finishes Julie and can't wait to see what colour will be next on GM

Tina x

Mylene said...

It sounds like you all had a great time at the meet-up.

Cute finishes and what lovely colour of the fabric you have used for the LK.

WOW! 47 bunnies- that's a lot and i am so happy with mine. Thanks so much, Julie.

Christine said...

Glad you had a good time yesterday.
47? Your rabbits are breeding like rabbits ;D

jane said...

so sorry I couldn't make the meet-up. Glad you had a good time. I saw your bunny on Dani's blog - lovely! 47 is a great total!

Rachael said...

I am so glad you finally went to a meet up, I went to one in Kingsclere on Saturday with another forum I am on, DH came with me so we stayed over and went to Oxford on Sunday. Oh another wonderful addition to the bunny family

Maggie said...

Such lovely finishes! and thank you for telling us where you had the santa from, i'd never seen those frebies, they are all so cute!

Sounds like you had a fun time on Saturday :-)

Daffycat said...

I love the coaster! So bright and happy. The Santa made a DARLING ornament. The bell at the bottom is really cute!!!

Merry was so excited to hear Matilda arrived in North America. She was all set to go calling. Then I reminded her Canada was very far away from Oklahoma!

Julianne said...

Julie,

Your wee little santa ornament is so cute. That tiny ribbon and bell at the bottom are the sweetest touches.

Your garden is GORGEOUS! I can see why it is eating into your stitching time.

It's great to hear about the get together you attended. It's so fun to meet other stitchers and see their work.

Carol said...

What a great meet-up, Julie! And, of course, I love the fact that it was held in a library :)

All of your finishes look wonderful and I'm sure little Matilda is so happy to have a new home in Canada! She is just darling...

Hazel said...

Great finishes! It was such great fun. I can't wait till the next one. x

Karan said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely time Julie... though I still haven't worked out where you are sat! LOL Gorgeous finishes & another cute bunny. :0)

Marian said...

I'm waiting for the ash to settle, too! I ordered a book from Amazon and it has to come from the UK. Got a notice in my email that there was to be a delay. Grrrrrr.

Marian said...

I'm waiting for the ash to settle, too! I ordered a book from Amazon and it has to come from the UK. Got a notice in my email that there was to be a delay. Grrrrrr.

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Julie and Dani's bunny is so cute! Wow you've knitted 47??!!

Lori-Ann said...

great stitches, Julie ! That Santa is adorable. 47 bunnies! wow!