Friday, March 25, 2011

GDITC - Nundle - Projects

Last post about Nundle, promise.

These are the projects Anni Downs designed for our Day Out. They will be released as patterns soon.

This is the purse, made in felted wool. I have not started mine as I wanted to concentrate on getting it right. I have always wondered how the purse part was attached to the frame and now I know. It's not as daunting as you'd think.

This is a wall hanging and what I worked on. I'm looking forward to doing this also, as I have never done needle-turned applique. This will be a good small project to do it on.

As a bonus, Anni designed this chatelaine, using some of the embroidery from the wall hanging.

One of the many highlights of the day was seeing in the 'flesh' Anni's designs. We were able to see and touch her creative projects. Very inspiring! I can only hope mine will turn out looking half as good as hers.

I'm off with a neighbour today to Craft Expo. I'll have to keep a firm grip on my purse. I know I just promised a last post on Nundle, but I haven't shown you my purchases.

I wonder if hubbie reads this blog...... ;-)

Take care,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nundle - Part 2

This is the hall - set up beautifully and populated by many excited and happy ladies.

I was too busy trying to start my projects and talk with my fellow table guests to be wandering around with my camera. Yes, I know, bad blogger. Check Peg's blog out for some great snaps.

This is the gift I made for the swap. Larry the Lamb was popular as there were 4 of them!

We took this photo at the end of the day. Thanks to Chookyblue for passing on the photo taken on her camera by Nic.

I'll be back to show the projects we were given.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

GDITC 2011

Wow, it's come and gone already. All the preparation and organisation to get away and we are already back home. Wish it had been a longer time there.
Kerry of Cottage on the Hill at Nundle (NSW) organised the fourth Girls Day in the Country. It was my second. Kerry and her helpers did a magnificent job. Anni Downs was the guest tutor again and it was wonderful to see her and the projects she designed for this year's event.
This year we stayed at the caravan park in one of their comfortable cabins. The above is the view from the verandah.

One of the highlights of the weekend is meeting other bloggers (photo of larger group). They come from far and wide - Narromine to Newcastle, Tabulam to Scone. There were also 5 ladies from Queensland. The photo of the smaller group is our table with Anni and Kerry.
Hello to Sandy, Christine, Gail, Jenny, Patricia, Alison and Lynda. It was lovely to meet you and share the muffins and tart.

A swap was organised again this year. It had to be one of Anni's designs and small about 6" by 6" or similar. This is the collection of gifts after we had opened them.

I'll be back soon with more photos. One of my joys was having a picture taken with Anni and my Gardener's Journal quilt, but more on that next.

Take care everyone,

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Busy Weekend .. cont'd.

Sunday morning saw hubbie and I enjoying breakfast with his siblings and their spouses at Cafe Conti at Wilston. It is always good to see them and catch-up.
This afternoon I finished my Gardener's Journal quilt. I have enjoyed being part of the online stitch-along, but it feels great to be finished. I am very pleased with how it turned out. It is going to be a wall hanging.
Now I had better get going on my grandniece's bed quilt. I'm very late with it.
Take care everyone,

Busy Weekend...but fun....

Saturday morning saw Bettsylyn and I driving to Cleveland to meet the Gum Tree Designers or as they call themselves - the Nutters. We made good time so rather than sit and wait, we went to Bayside Stitchcraft. This is a good shop and as usual bettsylyn out bought me! ;-0
Seventeen bloggers or craft forum members turned up for morning tea. There was a lot of laughter, particularly about experiences learning blogging or blog reading. One lady who shall remain nameless had us roaring with laughter about the result of clicking on pages and seeing, let's say, interesting pictures.
Of course, the cameras were out.
Joy, Vicki, Dawn and Fee (unfortunately Jenny was missing, but there in spirit) - The Nutters- were fun to meet and gave us all a little unexpected, but lovely present.
I was able to hand over the 'New Beginnings' kits I had made for their flood appeal. One group of ladies from the Gold Coast handed over a car boot load of kits. Wonderful!

Friday, March 4, 2011

In My Garden.....

The theme this time is Pink.

I would have to say it is my favourite colour.

Our wet summer may not have been very good for swimming, but it was great for my garden.

Take care everyone and remember to take time out from your busy lives to admire a flower or watch the sunset.