Saturday, August 24, 2013

Announcing Melbourne 2014!

Details of Lets Get Stitched 2014 in Melbourne
 have now been released but first some history.

4 On-line stitching friends met up for the first time on the long weekend in March 2011 in Brisbane.  Joy Coey from Brisbane, Dawn Hay from Adelaide, Vicki Tucek from Melbourne & Fiona Ransley from Hobart. 
It took a lot of courage to hop on the plane and meet 3 perfect strangers.  None of us had ever met but from the very start we became sisters of firm friendship.  On that weekend we had a blogger meet up and lots of ladies turned up to meet with us.  It was a lovely day and from that day an idea grew.  Why don’t we do this every year?  So “Let’s Get Stitched” was born. 
The idea was to invite other stitchy ladies who were seeking friendship, fun and stitching to join us and make it a long weekend to remember. 
So in 2012 we again gathered together with some like minded girls and all converged in Hobart  hosted by Fee.  We had a wonderful time exploring local Quilt Shops on a Bus Tour, Strolling around Salamanca Market and Visiting the Cadbury Factory.  We enjoyed Wining & Dining and had a full teaching day before everyone left to go home.   
2013 saw us in the beautiful city of churches “Adelaide” for another successful long weekend hosted by Dawn.  We had lots of new girls who are now firm “Let’s Get Stitched” inductees.  I am sure that the Adelaide Shores resort  have never heard such a commotion as our annual games night on the Friday night.  This night is legendary now and a firm favourite of our attendees.
So 2014 brings us to the lovely city of Melbourne where we will be hosting you from the lovely Rydges at Preston.  We have lots of surprises in store and an action packed weekend planned once again.
You have the choice of joining as many of the functions as you wish – You might like to come to all of the events or you might like to just attend the Stitching Day on Sunday 9th March 2014.  The choice is yours.
One word of warning.  If you are after a long weekend completely filled with stitching and teaching then this is not the weekend for you.
If you are after Fun, Friendship, Frivolity. Shopping & a bit of stitching then we can offer you one of the best weekends you will ever have. 
 Melbourne information booklet can be downloaded HERE.
Be sure to book in early as numbers are limited.
 Here is the booking form to download!
 Everything is in these documents to download
if you have any questions leave a comment or 
email any of us from our personal blogs.

 Don't forget to also book your accomodation
(early bird specials are available at Rydges- Preston from now 24th August 2014)
 and book your flights early too.

 We sure hope you can join us as
 it is a fun filled weekend.

Hugs from The Lets Get Stitched team!
 x x x x x x

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Surprise Flower brooch...

Mail will be recieved today by many of the girls
 coming to Adelaide for Let's Get Stitched 2013!
 You may hve received your little parcel
 and wondered why?
As many are flying in to Adelaide and trying to co-ordinate
plane flights and meeting spots....
 Fee an I chatted about what to do and thought
 Ah ha... a little brooch to wear when you arrive
 (on the plane too if you want)
That way you will recognize each other by your brooch...
 we all have the same petals, 
just add your own little suffolk puff or two and a button to make it you!
 Below is the tutorial to make it.

 Above is the pack you would have received....
Some of you may have 6 circles some 5.
 Cut your self one or two suffolk puffs and pick out a button..
 Fold the circles in half and press.

 Fold again and then press so they are in quarters.

Thread a needle with thread and start sewing along the cut edge.
dod a double stitch to hold it in place.

 Stitch along to gather up and add a double stitch again at the other end.
 Your petal will take shape now.

Add the next petal and repeat with double knot, gather, double knot.


Sew all the petals together in a circle,
 With the felt cut a circle out  and place behind the petals. 

  Hot glue in place.

 Place your choice of fabric suffolk puff 
on top of the petals, hot glue in place.

  Place a second smaller suffolk puff in place.


 Then hot glue a button of choice on the top suffolk puff.


Sew the safety pin to the back of the felt circle.

 Using a scrap of felt cut a small peice of
 felt to cover the stitching on the safety pin.
 Hot glue in place.

 This is now ready to wear when you arrive in Adelaide...
Just so we can recognise each other...


 This little brooch (a little diffrent to my one)
will be winging its way to our sewing friend who
unfortunately can't make this years
 'Let's Get Stitched' Adelaide.... look out for the mailman Melody!

 Just saying if your NOT wearing your little brooch when you arrive
 you may be doing a little jig for us all on Friday night Games night.
 ha ha x x x




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Beginning to get exciting!

We are getting excited about Stitching in Adelaide and there are quite a few who are coming to the weekend away.
 
One of the things that is going to happen is everyone will get a new designed pattern from each of the designers
and
I am excited to give you a sneak peek at my pattern that I will have for you all who come on the Sunday for the Stitching day.
 
 
If you like stitching and piecing then you will love this pattern. I think its adorable and can't wait to share it with you all.
 
Have you noticed a part on the blog where you can put your email address in and every time a blog post has been put up it will go to your email and you wont miss a post. Also you can follow the blog too by adding your name in the Followers box.
Use the Paypal buttons on the right hand side to pay your deposit for the Stitching Day and also the Accomadation. Dawn will keep tabs on this and will be sending out invoices soon.
So looking forward to our weekend in Adelaide.
hugs to all...
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hurry to book Adelaide Shores Accommodation!

Today Judy and I went to Adelaide Shores Resort
 to have a look around, pay Garden View Room deposit and 
enjoy the venue for a little while. 
 It was really nice there, just like the pictues...I am excited.
 March is very busy in Adelaide and they wanted 
to know numbers for accommodation very soon. 
If you are planning on coming and want me to book please
 let me know asap as once Adelaide Clipsal is announced
  the venue will get booked out very quickly.
 Deposit still only needs to be paid by 15th of October.
 This is the day I have to pay comfirmation payment for bookings.
 I can not guarantee any place if you haven't booked with me by then.
 It may become difficult to get a place in and around
 Adelaide for this price at this time.
Quilty Hugs Dawn x x



Friday, September 21, 2012

' Let's Get Stitched' Adelaide 2013 - Are you ready!

 

You may have heard the whispers about a wonderful weekend of friendship, shopping and sewing that is being planned in Adelaide over 3 days in March 2013.

Here is a little outline of what we have planned.
 Arrive Thursday 7th March, settle in cabins have a chat with others arriving.
 Cafe Neptune for tea.

Friday 8th March
Hahndorf for the morning plus Lunch 
& Quilt Shop Hop Bus Tour.


The bus will leave the accommodation venue (see details further down this post) at 9am and will visit
We will return to the accommodation venue at around 4pm.  For those who want to join in we will be having a Pizza Night & Party Games - Hosted By "The Mad Nutters".

Saturday 9th March

Bus trip to Adelaide City with (if weather permits) 
Tram ride to Glenelg Beach & Dinner


We will leave the accommodation venue - Adelaide Shores resort at 9am travelling by bus to the city, then catching a tram to Glenelg returning back to the resort in the afternoon.

At 6pm we will travel to the Hotel 
(to be advised closer to day)

There will be  Coffee/ Cake and Chat on Saturday night with "The  Mad Nutters"

Sunday 10th March


"Let's Get Stitched" 
 Garden View Room , Adelaide Shores Resort

9.30am - 4pm

A fun stitching day like you have never seen before !!

Workshop, fun laughter, quilty fun.
 Quilt shop display where you can purchase fabrics & supplies.
  
with
Joy Coey of "Joypatch"
Vicki Tucek of "The Pickledish Patch"

Fiona Ransley of "Designs By Fee
 Dawn Hay of "As Sweet as Cinnamon"

Two guest designers will also share their designs with you!
 Fish and Chips by the Beach.

Accommodation


If you require accommodation within the same complex as the designers please contact Dawn.  Four nights is the required time as it's Mad March. Arrive Thursday 7th, leave Monday 11th
1 Nights accommodation is required as a holding deposit - Please note that this is a long weekend in Adelaide so book early !

Costings

Friday
Friday - Bus Tour Hahndorf visit + Quilt Shop Hop- $25.00
Friday Lunch - Hotel - Own Cost
Friday Night Pizza/Sew In & Games Night - $15.00

Saturday
Bus trip to Adelaide and tram to Glenelg- Own cost 
(Daytrip ticket cost approx $10.00 -  Senior's then it's Free
concession also available to some)
Lunch - Glenelg - Own cost
Afternoon - Beach walk/swim
Dinner -Hotel to be advised - Own Cost
Saturday Night - "Coffee/Cake Chat" - "Free"

Sunday

Stitching Day  - Goody Bag including Mini Kits, 6 Full Patterns , Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Party Games and Lucky Draws.

A wonderful day of fun and laughter, learning new techniques, shopping, games and friendship.


This weekend is a "Must Do" and is an annual event.


Cost will be $115 per person
Seats are limited so book early!



 A booking form is available Here
 All aspects of the weekend are optional.  
You do not have to attend all outings and/or functions - But it would be lovely if you can.  
You will need to fill out the booking form to book and payment 
will be required at the time of booking.
 A buy it now button is on the side of this blog for Pay Pal part payments. 
 Also a Pay Pal button for the accommodation deposit. 

 Cancellation Fee is applicable if cancelled after 20th Dec and
No refund of monies paid if cancellation after 11th January.
 (due to costs already paid up front to venue and bus company)


In the meantime if you have any queries please leave a comment 
with your email if your a non- reply blogger and I will get back to you.