Sunday, August 30, 2015

A hop. skip and jump over the pacific....

to meet and do a fabulous  stitching workshop with Sue Spargo!!!!...
(another of my stitching  idols's)....


first  - we arrived into Auckland, then we went via Robyn's shop enroute to our 3 day Retreat
at Long Bay , north of Auckland!


fabulous views and gorgeous weather and a top location.



I was very excited to meet with  Sue Spargo as have followed her patterns and books for many years.-
We had 3 great days of stitching with a great bunch...
lots of cottons/embellishments  etc

and lots of ideas.
We each had to work on our own creative design,
still in early stages - so will be back with more to post down the track!!



Our table was made up of these great ladies,
Debbie/Robyn/Cindy/Charmaine/Suzie/Myself  and Judy (sorry she is on the end and pic not displaying her).




We have 3 very creative days and one of the days we had to create shapes with freezer paper - no drawings - way off my comfort zone but all fun.  I also took my last year's BOM to s how Sue which I have pictured  here.  

It was such a great workshop and a great team of ladies.
Some of whom Suzie and I had met last year.

A great few days - now back to the Oz and back to reality.







11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

what a wonderful trip for you and Suzie........

marina said...

what a great reason to pop over to NZ.
looking forward to seeing your creations.

Susan said...

Fabulous few days away. Looks like a beautiful location to help your creativity along.

Clare said...

So lovely you could see some of my country and get to Sue`s workshop. We live about 5-6 hours drive from Auckland. Look forward to seeing your lovely finished work. Happy Stitching.

Deb R said...

Awww Dawnie sounds soo wonderful!!!I met her a few years ago at Annis for a one day workshop, so jealous you had three days...where's a pic of all your purchases????. X

wish2stitch said...

Wow Dawn, what a fabulous retreat.

Charmaine said...

Hi Dawnie, it was great to see your post. Yes, it certainly was a wonderful retreat. So lovely to meet you and Susie and all the New Zealand ladies. What a fabulous time we had! Very inspiring and lots of laughs was a bonus. So good for the soul. Looking forward to seeing your "Indigo Vases" complete. I have a feeling yours will be finished way before mine. Don't forget about Sophies Garden though;-)
Say hello to Suzie from me. xxx

Anita said...

What a fun thing to do!

Raewyn said...

Oh wow, that would have been a fabulous treat...good to hear NZ put on great weather for you! Too bad I had calves to feed, would have loved to join in!

shez said...

Hi Dawnie,wow what an amazing trip ,so glad you got to meet one of your idols.Hope you enjoy your sunday my friend xx

Jenny said...

looks amazing Dawnie you will have to bring it all to next GDITC

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