Monday, July 19, 2010

Sew It Together

Hard to believe it already been over 2 MONTHS since Sew It Together! About time I blogged about it. Seeing as though I claimed it as the best/worst weekend of my life ;)

So my weekend start with catching up with my gorgeous high school friend for loads of coffee and shopping at DFO….including half price Birks and a $10 dry season dress! Woohoo! Shelly was kind enough to drop in off in the city where I meet the lovely Lisa from the princess and the monkey who I was sharing a room with the first night. We shopped, we ate, we talked, I froze! Twas lovely, I got ‘the call’, but we had cake so life was gooooooood!

Gift from Lisa with yard and hook :)

Next morning, I must confess, I was a little worried. Actually A LOT! I had arranged to share a room for two nights with someone I had never meet…..she might be creepy. She might fart. She might snore. She doesn’t have kids so I might just bore her to death. Plus I don’t know how to talk to ‘grown ups’! Turns out she does fart, she is a little creepy, I did bore her at times, and well, she really isn’t a grown up! And she is totally my new bbff (blogging best friend forever)! So obviously we hit it off and even had cupcakes for breakfast!! Abbe, my dear, you rock my little world ;)

Anyway, back on track, Friday afternoon SHOPPING!!

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves ;)

Amitie...20% off just for us :)

Amitie....1/2 price...nice!!

Patchwork on Central Park

Ink & Spindle was the highlight! Those girls are totally awesome! Can’t wait to use my little pile of lovelies J

We ended the evening at Nicole's for a tour and more shopping….plus some much need wine and food and wine. Again I was really excited and really nervous. No secret my first blog crush was/is Dearfii. Plus Fi too was sharing the room with me and Abbe......oh the fun we had…...what happens at SIT, stays at SIT ;) Anyway I am happy to say Fi is just as gorgeous and lovely as I thought she would be. Actually, probably more so ;)

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Saturday, day of laughter, crafting, chatting and inspiration! I meet some amazing; blow your socks of talented people. I was lucky enough to share a table with Corrie, Lisa, Fi, Abbe, Julie, Katia and Renae I got to meet twitter buddies like Holly and Bec and loads and loads of my fav bloggers plus a few new to me ones as well.

The totally hilarious Trash tried to teach me crochet……and, well, kinda failed. Not Trash’s fault, believe me!! Yarn is not my friend (Kirsty has had more luck, more on that in another post)

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Fi showed me how to make her tiny ¼” hexie’s. New obsession!! And Corrie had hexy kits for everyone! So lucky!

Swap SCORE!!

Cass had organised a sample swap. So excited with my pressies!! So much fun!! Sadly in the madness I have no pics of what I made. But they were awesome. Yes they were ;)

There were prizes. I was tempted to tackle a pregnant Kiwi lady for her score and I resisted ;) We were all so incredibility lucky that there were so many fabulous sponsors and supporters. Please support them where you can! See here for details 

4.30 was kick out time. Of course I was one of the last to leave. The extra lovely and extra gorgeous Corrie and Julie came up for more chatting and crafting before heading out for tea.

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Tea was fab. I think. Don’t really remember what I ate. There was just soooo much talking and laughing. Trash and I talked politics. I meet a fellow home birth mum who makes her son dance for cheese. Some awesome Daylesford bloggers that made the trip down for tea. I laughed so much I cried! It really was amazing J

We all said our goodbyes on Sunday L But Abbe and I weren’t done just yet. We travelled out to Daylesford to hang out some more with the gorgeous Kate and family. A very dear friend of mine made the trip up from Horsham to say hi. So great to see her. Bit sad not knowing when we’ll make the trip down south again.

And then, it was over. Abbe dropped me at the airport. And then I was home, well, back to reality.

Sheridan and her right hand lady Donna did an amazing job! A thousand thank you girls, to you and your families. It can’t have been an easy job. Please sign me up for next year. Although I might have to bring the whole family to Sydney just in case ;)

I did learn one very important thing while at SIT……

Said by Fi, stiched by me xox


Gra said...

Hi Bianca, I enjoyed reading about your experience meeting new friends, and sharing a room with someone you have never seen before. I did the same last march while attending my first patchwork festival ever. I contacted two women and decided to get a room to share the three of us. I had the same feelings you did and guess what????? I met two wonderful women, and I can call them friends after spending three days sharing something we like and enjoy. It was fun for me and now I can see that no matter where you live we all share same experiences, just like you did. I hope you enjoy many similar experiences in the future!!!!

fi said...

thanks for the reminders my love it was a fantastic weekend, and you never know your next trip down might be sooner than you think ;) fi oxox

Tammy James said...

Its now an hour later once I have clicked on all your links and read this great post! So glad that you had such a wonderful weekend, though I know back home was a horror story Its good to hear you can recall it all with happy clarity now.

Julie said...

Hi BJ,

Couple of things.

Abbe is MY bbff even though she does smell! I suppose we can share her.

I've never been able to feel comfortable in my leggings since that day.

and I don't remember what I ate for tea either but wasn't it a fab weekend.

Jules xx

Cass said...

I can't believe it is 2 months. it was great to meet you and I love that stitching and thanks for being in the swap

ZippyZippy said...

What a lovely long post - glad you had a great time!
Do you still wear your specs? Can't recall seeing them :)

Catherine said...

Looks and sounds like you had a blast. And I love all the yummy fabric and goodies you got, lucky duck (lol)! I hope everything is going well with you. xo

Corrie said...

gosh it was fun wasn't it!!!!!!!! those hexies are so tiny and so cute!

we did have a ball............and you are totally excused for not blogging it earlier!


Copper Patch said...

Luckily, because I am such a wonderful BBF I won't smack you for the the reference to farting.
So much for what happened at SIT, stays at SIT.....

Had a ball and soooo glad to have you AND to be shared by you and Jules and our ace mate Fi.
Love ya xx

Imagine if I'd been a freak...

Anonymous said...

I love your SIT post!! So glad you could come and so glad you had such a great time.

Will your family let you come again next year?

Amanda said...

Wow lot's of great stuff to remember..And don't you put down that crochet hook yet, just keep going girl you will get it....
Lovely post!

Tempest Ahoy said...

Sounds like fun!