I have spent today unpacking and doing nothing sewing related after a weekend spent over in Adelaide with Sarah from Quilt Fabric Delights at the Inspired Stitches retreat, it was wonderful.
My plane flew in to Adelaide on Friday afternoon with suitcase and cabin bag overflowing with samples for display over the weekend, from memory the ratio of samples to clothes was 25:5 anyway, who needs clothes when you have quilts.
Here are a few pictures of the Cinderberry Stitches display & if you look hard you will see the two new designs (or 5 projects) made especially for the girls attending.
And a little more...
I will need to devote a whole blog post (or two) on the two new patterns so keep an eye out for "Just Darling" and "Gadget Bags" in the next few days. Finally I can spill some of the beans I have been holding onto these last few months. Yes, both pattern will be available to order from your favorite store this week.
Sarah has the most beautiful fabrics, bright, quirky, fun & now I know why Quilt Fabric Delights.
I love everything about these bias rolls and deep down I would love a few of them to store on my shelves in the studio. No reason, just because.
And if I had more room in my case I am sure I would have squeezed these in among my samples. Of course I didn't go home empty handed I managed to find some Modkids clothing patterns for Isabelle. Now, I have never been one to sew clothes for myself but when you have such sweet designs (like this or this) for little girls it is hard to say never.
Natalie Ross, Kim and I were roomies for the weekend and spent the evening laughing, talking and just being a little-lot goofy after hours. Actually I know there is a goofy photo floating around of us so keep an eye out for it.
Now I have to say, this is the first retreat I have attended that the earth moved for me, seriously, it did.
There was an earthquake in Adelaide on Friday night just as we were about to go to sleep, it was only small and I did actually wonder for a second if I had imagined the bed and curtains shaking and the earth growl...yep, the earth moved.
Here is a photos of the girls from Saturday
Thankyou Sarah & the QFD Family and everyone who attended the weekend, you have inspired me more that you can imagine. As a designer who works in a home studio it is wonderful to see you enjoying and stitching the whimsical world I create.