Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Delightful workshop

Hello my friends.
time for a visit with me.
On the 3rd of October I was able to attend a delightful workshop.
Natalie Bird of `The Birdhouse` came to New Zealand.
She did a workshop class for her `Mouse Pincushion`
 down in the south Island last weekend and then on the 2nd traveled to
Hastings where she had her projects on display at Delbrook patchwork shop
from 4 pm- 6 pm.
Then the 3rd from 10 am-4 pm  we had our class at 
Keirunga Gardens in one of their lovely rooms out at Havelock North.  

When we arrived we had our pattern and a little bag
set up on our table by our chairs.
These patterns where in mine.

Plus this stitchery to do.
We are to put our name above the date.
I think I will put mine on one of the `Spoil Me Purses`
once made.

This was my kit colour way.
I stitched the mouse but went back to add crosses.

My daughter said this mouse needed whiskers
and a front paw as we didn`t finish this in the time.
Natalie drew in my mouse tail ready for me to stitch.
That was so lovely. 

These where the fabrics with papers to make the hexagons.
Natalie came round to show us her way of putting these together.
She showed two with tacking and the other with glue pen.

Once I laid this on mine I felt to cut two more 
from main fabrics to bring all sides together.
So took two out to replace with these.

This side shows the scissor holder.
I have ordered a pair of scissors for this and 
there is a pocket for threads.

The mouse looking up pass the flower at the button pins.
Also the side view of the needle book above the hexagon strip.

Natalie and me.

The other ladies at work.
There was about 15 of us.

These are the displays of Natalie`s work.
The quilt hanging up is her latest  BOM which 
Christine from Delbrook is starting at the end of the month.
Looking forward to working on this.

Showing more of  Natalie`s work

I loved the star table runner. I may get that pattern at a later date.
Christine was taking orders for the patterns and books 
that had sold out.

We also had lovely biscuits and slices for morning and afternoon teas.
Plus a lovely fulled roll for lunch.
I enjoyed my lovely day.
Happy Stitching,


  1. wow that is great.........lovely project to work on too................

  2. Love the fabrics in your pincushion. It has come together beautifully. Hugs....

  3. That class looks like a lot of fun, Clare! The mouse pincushion is adorable!

  4. Wow so much fun and great projects xx

  5. Looks like a great class - love your mouse project!