The entrance porch to the old country hall was decorated with this very charming quilt.
The lovely Leonie from The Quilted Crow greeted us as we arrived and collected out name tags.
Here is a not very wonderful photo I took as the guest designers, Lynette Anderson and Kerry Gillespie, were being introduced but it gives an idea of what the hall was like. Nice big tables to stitch around and the 'shop' on the stage at the front.
I took lots of photos of the projects, other samples and shop and plan to share them over the next few posts - today I'm going to show Lynette's projects. She designed this lovely cushion called Autumn at Hilltop Cottage in both a country and pretty colourway. Gorgeous.
We received an iron-on transfer for this project which I will definitely be making 'sometime'.
Lynette had such fun doing her Autumn stitchery she decided to do one for the other seasons too. This is her Four Seasons at Hilltop Cottage wall hanging.
Lynette's other project was this pretty punchneedle design called Hilltop Cottage Purse. This is the project I choose to work on - I thought it would be a good opportunity to try something new. Thanks to the other ladies at our table who showed me how to thread the punchneedle and get started and Lynette who lent me her hoop - my snap-lock frame just wasn't tight enough. Hope mine turns out as pretty as Lynette's sample. It was very nice to meet her and she is as nice in person as on her blog. I hope she enjoys her last few weeks with Hugo, the puppy she is training to be a guide dog.
Have to show this bag that Harmony Junkie made on Friday which received much admiration yesterday. It is her own design and she's done a fantastic job with it. Don't you love the crocheted flowers - a bargain from Spotlight.
Couldn't resist this photo of our bags next to Lynette's wonderful Pond House BOM quilt. It it truly stunning and it was very exciting to see it up close. The applique is a combination of needleturn and buttonhole stitch and I just love the colours.
I must be out of practice because it's taken ages to do this post. Will share some more soon.