Monday 22 April 2024

Scrub Stitchin’ - In the Beginning

Mick and I arrived at Baradine a day early to assist with the set up.  Compared with the rest of the weekend, it was so quiet and when I look at the photos now, seems so bare.

We got all the tables set up and then it was time to add some starry sparkle to the goodies bags.  That was Mick’s job.

Next, it was time to add all the goodies.  Di is responsible for the embroidered mug rugs, Brenda made the delicious coconut ice as well as the cute little smiley face badges.  They did look so wonderful on everyone.  The Purple Thang was courtesy of The Crafter’s Cottage at Coonabarabran and our project kit this year is a rather lovely sewing roll by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched.

There was a variety of mugs, all with a wildflower theme.

We hung some quilts around the walls to brighten things up a bit.  Firstly, we have Chooky’s and my completed twister quilts side by side. Mine on the left and Chooky’s on the right.

Next, my variation of the Moda Love quilt that I pieced last year. I only quilted and bound both these quilts in the couple of weeks before Scrub Stitchin’ this year.  There’s nothing like a deadline.

Further around, these two quilts are Brenda’s.  The top one was quilted at Scrub Stitchin’ last year.  You can’t see it clearly, but the bottom one features beautifully embroidered crinoline ladies.

Finally, my Crossroads quilt covered the dresser. A few of us may be going to make this quilt together.

And here is how the room looked at bed time on Tuesday.

The finishing touch was added on Wednesday morning with Di arrived.  The flowers on the table really do add that special something.

Then the room started to fill up as everyone arrived.  It is always such a joyous time as ladies catch up again, some for the first time since last year, and some for the first time in real life, having been friends through blogs and Zoom sessions.

I set up my sewing station, ready for a busy few days.  It never looked so neat again.

Let the fun begin.


loulee said...

It does look bare without all the machines and their ladies. LOL

dq said...

I need a light like yours when I go to retreats. My older eyes need it.

Good of you to come early to help set up. It must really be a lot of work.

Susan said...

It all looks so fresh & organised... and familiar!

I noticed your )I guess newish) light...that should help.

cityquilter grace said...

always a lot of work but fun work and so enjoyed by all...i love that crossroads and may jump in...

Susan Smith said...

Lovely for Chooky to have such good friends to help. Well done to the helping staff. Look forward to seeing a few more posts of the fun you all had. Take care & hugs.

kiwikid said...

Looks wonderful you all did a great job with set up Janice.