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Monday, March 9, 2015

LGS Brisbane 2015

Wow! What a weekend. Let's get Stitched 2015 was held in my home town this year. Ladies came from all over Australia and one even crossed the Tasman from New Zealand to be with us. This is our group photo yesterday about 4 days of savage enjoyment! WARNING!!!! MANY photos!
We began the proceedings with a meet and greet and a name badge swap for the Friday bus trip.
Our lovely hostesses...Joy Coey, Fiona Ransley, Dawn Hay and Vicki Tucek.

 I just love mine...made by the lovely Christine (no blog). Looks a little like it might suit me doesn't it!
I made mine for our NZ guest who just happens to be Michell (no E) too.
and you may know that person photobombing us in the back...there is always one in a crowd LOL!
Fun on the bus.....must be the thought of all that fabric waiting to be mine! We visited Bayside Stitch and Craft, Linen and Lace, Nikki Tervo's Brandy Gully, Faieries in My Garden and Quilters and Embroiders Store.

I didn't need a thing so I was very restrained NOT! Why did everything have to be on sale???? My resolve was good until then. I even have little gifties I cannot show you...Oh ah!
Dear friend Shez had the same issues as myself. LOL!
The beautiful Linen and Lace at Cleveland was on our journey and I lined up with some lovely ladies for a photo outside. Sue, De, Marilyn, yours truly and Vicki.                                                                                                                                                    

Friday night was Pizza and games night but unfortunately I am sworn to secrecy about the goings on!
Saturday was a free day so I played Brissy hostess to this bevy of beauties, beside our beautiful Brisbane River...boy that's a lot of "B's"
I am sure you will recognise our very own Cheryll (swap Mama and my lovely roomie...oh what fun we had), Shez and Sue Belleli from Quilted Hugs.
We headed down by the bay at Cleveland again after hitting a local quilting outlet near where I goodness! Let's just say their stock is considerable lower now!
Saturday night saw us having dinner at the Morrison Hotel and cake as LGS is now 5 years old. However  when we all discovered what was actually on the wall paper hilarity ensued and poor Joy was mortified...
 Gave us lots to talk about anyway I can tell you and just quietly some just couldn't stay away. LOL!
Sunday was our big stitching day and each of us received of these.
I shall share the goodies and all about them next post.
Lots of photo opportunities with friends (sadly several of mine that I gave my camera to others didn't come out :( but these ones did. Such fun!
Cheryll- Gone Stitchin', Fiona- BubzRugz, Shez - Enjoying Life, Sue - Quilted Hugs.
Cheryll, Jeanette - Nette's Place, Moi, Shez and Sue. I have been wanting to meet Jeanette for soooo long!
Teresa from All Things Vintage and myself. Teresa was one of our surprise designers....but you will have to wait so I can show you properly.

Well if you have hung in there with me...thank you!
I will tell you all about our designers and goodie bags next post.
This little stitcher is very tired and as I have actually awoken this morning with a cold and feeling a bit blah! I am taking it easy.
Thank you to all the wonderful women who made it such a fantastic experience and safe travels home.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. Oh this socialising oopss I mean sewing caper is exhausting. But OOOOhhh soooo worth it.
    Thanks for sharing with me Michelle... xox

  2. Looks like an amazing weekend away with like minded folk!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend Michelle...had to laugh at Shez photo bombing!!! Hope you are resting and feeling better.

  4. how fantastic!! thanks for all the pics you have shared.
    Oh my that Shez, take her anywhere but out! lol
    Glad she flew the flag for all of us down here.
    love your little name tag, so perfect.
    hope you recover from your socialising fatigue

  5. Looks like a fantastic time was had by all!! So did you get any stitching done??

  6. Wow! I can feel the fun lol. Great pics of many happy faces. Gees, Shez is a handful hehehe.

  7. Wow what a fabulous few days Michelle. What fun you all had. Wish I could have been there with you all

  8. What a great turn out and certainly looked like fun. Looking forward to seeing/hearing more.

  9. Looks like you all had a fabulous time, Michelle - no wonder you are a bit tired today :) xx

  10. Sounds like a fantastic weekend. xx

  11. Wow what a wonderful time everyone had and all that gorgeous shopping. Fabulous !!

  12. Looks like a fantastic weekend there Michelle - spending time with likeminded friends - wonderful :-)

  13. Oh to be a fly on the wall. Looks like there was loads of fun to be had. Lovely photos.

  14. Love your name tag ....awesome photos ...looks like you all has a ball ... So who is that mad woman LOL XXXX

  15. Hi my wonderful friend ,thankyou so very much for making our trip so much fun,you showed your pretty city off well. I had the best day with you and the girls Saturday,thankyou for being you and making it so special for us,love you heaps.xx

  16. Fabulous post. Had a ball on Sunday. So glad we finally met. Hugs, xx

  17. What a perfect weekend together.

  18. a fun time.........glad you got to meet some new girls...............

  19. What a fun weekend you all had......and yes, that name tag definitely says "Michelle"!

  20. Looks like you all had a blast! I recognize quite a few faces in the crowd.

  21. Looks like you all had so much fun! :) Barb.

  22. such a lot went on .... I enjoyed Sunday... the name badges were amazing ..... rest well!!!


  23. Looks like lots of fun...great photos

  24. Sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend.

  25. Thank you for sharing all the fun of the weekend. It is lovely to see so much fun. Looking forward to the next installment.

  26. Was absolutely lovely meeting you and love my badge.

  27. Glad you had such a fab time Michelle...
    Love the 'photo bomber'!!

  28. Looks like it was an absolute blast! What a fantastic name badge!


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