Thursday, April 9, 2015

GDITC 2015

Another year....another great weekend away in Nundle...and another enjoyable day at Girls Day in the Country, organised by Kerry Swain of Cottage on the Hill.
This year, there were 3 in my car. Susan and Lynda and I had a great run down to Nundle. Unbelievably there were no roadworks, first time ever.
We meet up with another Queensland car load (De, Marilyn and Teresa) at the Warwick Garden Centre for breakfast on the road. Delicious, if anyone is going that way.

 Friday night's drinks on the lawn...lots of catching up...plenty of photos and our annual bloggers swap....The Make It, Bake It or Fake It Swap.

Kate received my gift. I think I mentioned this and showed a sneak peak ages ago. It is an A4 project bag with a clear window to show the contents. Our Tuesday kitchen table group had a machine sewing day learning how to sew these. Very practical.

This is what I received from our very own Teresa...a mug rug, mug and a needlebook. All of which will be well used. The needle book is a clever pattern by Lori Holt and I remember admiring it on Teresa's IG. So lucky me is now the proud owner. Thank you Teresa!

Lynette Anderson was our guest tutor again. The (pinched) photo above shows all the finished projects from the 2014 workshop. I think this was the biggest group of finishes ever in the life of GDITC. Not everyone stuck to the pattern exactly. There were many interesting variations; some not even bags. Lynette looked impressed!
I may not have done the hexagons on the bottom, too time poor, but I did finish it in time to take it to show.

This is the annual bloggers photo. Again pinched. We'd be there all day if everyone's cameras were used.
Our numbers have grown over the years. We do scrub up all right.

 A lot of people proudly showed off  all manner of items made using Lynette's patterns.

 The Saturday night barbecue and Show And Tell was very windy. The girls had to hang on tightly to those quilts. I don't think anyone want to scale the nearby trees to rescue them.

 The trip home was a lot quieter than the one down. All talked out!
Anni Downs will be the tutor next year. I have one and a half quilt tops, another in the planning and heaps of her patterns. I'm going to try really hard to have lots to show her next year.

Thanks everyone for a wonderful weekend.
Take care,


shez said...

Lovely pics Cheryl it was so good to catch up again.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It was am awesome weekend xx

Chookyblue...... said...

so nice to see you again Kayly..........I think we are all talked out when we are heading home....if that is possible.........

Fiona said...

Lovely pics... I would love to go ...

Show and Tell said...

Great post with lots of good pics....I love love love my project bag and was so excited when I opened it....I felt terrible that I managed to receive and loose it all in one night but have it under close watch now.....PS I secretly think Chooky liked mine better and pick pocketed my bag! That's my story anyway ....Was great to see all you lovely ladies again xx