Saturday we started the morning off well with a run. Karen and Sheridan braved the cold with me for a jog around the lake. Susie joined us half way and Megan and Gillian met us for breakfast after they did their run.
Canberra is beautiful that time of the morning!
Yes it was cold -5, but it was great. The sun came out, there was no wind and the sky was clear. A fantastic start to the day. Sheridan ran 10km for the first time and I so glad that I got to share that achievement with her.
I was surprised by not only the amount and variation of vendors but the popularity of the market itself. When we left around midday it was packed. I seemed to be drawn towards the Jewellery and accessories and I bought a few special things.
Back at the Crowne we set up the room ready for the crafting day to begin. After we had our catered lunch we got down to business.
It was fantastic to sit in a room with 40 other like minded ladies and craft. There was some craft done , though not a lot. There was a lot of chatting and discussions of projects, what people were working on and lots and lots of chatter.
During the day Sheirdan had organised a few workshops. There were two crochet ones and another run by Clare to make sock owls.
I did the sock owl and came home with this little fellow.
Later in the afternoon Cass did the prize draw and I was lucky enough to get a pattern from Clare. I chose the balloon mobile and am really looking forward to making it.
At dinner time we all headed to the tounge and groove for a fabulous meal. We waddled back to the conference room a few hours later and continued to chat well into the night.
The highlight of my day is always the sample swap. Most people participated this year and it seemed to go off without a hitch. I have no doubt this was because of Cass’s awesome organisation skills.
Peta made this lovely bag which is already in use – it is the perfect size for a magazine or iPad and a few supplies. Maryanne’s fabric bucket is also taking pride of place next to my sewing machine for all of those stray bits and pieces. Cass knitted some fantastic cowls and from Karen I got a lovely zippered pouch. The contents went to my husband – though he did share!
From Leah I got a pink handmade pillowcase. As soon as I saw the pink one I knew my daughter would love it. It went straight on her bed as soon as I gave it to her. When I went to take a snap of it she said “Can you take a photo of it with me” when I showed her the photo she said “Do you think she will be able to see how much I love it ”. Thankyou Leah.
Thankyou to all my swap buddies.
Overall it was a fantastic day. I love going to SIT. It has become a regular part of my year.