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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

A great stitchers' weekend!

Last Friday I drove about 300km to spend a weekend on a holiday motel called Onnela with 22 other stitchers. Onnela means something like haven and that it surely was! The whole weekend meeting new stitching friends, eating good food, laughing A LOT and of course stitching! :D We had so much fun and I really can't even remember last time I have laughed so much.

Lilian Kok from the Netherlands came to teach us. She is such a sweet and wonderful person! She runs a mail art group at Yahoo and knows so much about diffirent stitching styles. She is also the person behind the My Aunt's Attic. She taught me some basic Hedebo and I will definitely try to learn more from the internet since it can be used for so much. Thank you Lilian!

She also designed us two charts. I managed to stitch the tin topper and some of the scissor case. The tin topper still needs a ribbon or a cord around the edge. When the scissor case is ready I'll use it to keep my iPod in it. :) I changed some of the colours of the designs, I changed the yellow for pale lilac and violet for Atalie's thread Rubis.


Julianne said...


It does indeed sound like a fun weekend. The tin topper is really delicate and pretty. You did a beautiful job on the finishing it too.

Julie said...

A fun weekend and some nice projects you stitched too. The tin topper is gorgeous.

Daffycat said...

Sari, that sounds like such a good time! Your tin topper looks fantastic! I'm so glad you had such a nice get-away!

stitchinfiend said...

I am envious of your week-end I bet it was so much fun. It is nice to get away with stitching friends.

Yoyo said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Love the tin topper. DD wants an ipod case, never thought of using a scissor case pattern, great idea.


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Anonymous said...

Hei Sari,

I am blushing from your kind words. The tin top looks great, and I am sure you will do equally well with the scissor case. I am planning already for our sheepish exchange.. are you?


Anonymous said...

lovely tin topper, so pretty