Wednesday, March 17, 2010


By the time you read this I will be in hospital FINALLY having my shoulder surgery. After waiting 16 months with one doctor I changed to a different specialist and a different hosptial and was given a surgery date within a couple of weeks!
So I am having my surgery on 18th March - will be off work for 3 weeks. Hopefully will be able to use computer!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Girl's Day In The Country 2010

Well, where do I start!!

Last Friday I headed off to Nundle (country NSW) for the annual Girl's Day In The Country. It was great to catch up with old friends from previous years and make new friends.

Here are the lovely hosts for the weekend - Anni Downs from Hatched & Patched and Kerry from Cottage on the Hill.

This is a pic of the hall with everyone arriving with great excitement and checking out their goody bags to see what the projects are.

The tables were beautifully decorated with lovely fresh flowers and yummy cupcakes for morning tea.

We received kits for 3 projects, all designed by Anni. There was a cute little jewellry box with a stitchery on the top, a pincushion made from wool and a sewing compendium made from wool also.

I have never worked with wool before but love the look of it, so it was great to do something new. The pincushion was all done by hand so we could finish a project on the day - which was great. And YES, I did get it finished!! The photo below is the display one, I haven't taken a pic of mine yet.

Lots of busy stitching happening!!

Anni & Kerry's show and tell.

There's no money in there Chooky!!!:

Lots of photo taking!!

As well as lots of shopping!!

The cool girls from cabin 6!!:

Tooth Fairy(blog to come!!), Chookyblue, Me, Cardygirl & Bronwyn no blog.

And of course we had to have our annual bloggers group photo!!

Donna, Dawnie, Judith,Peg, Me Bec, Jo, Kylie, Lynda, Gai, Kerry

Shelley, Dale, Anni, Fiona, Alison

Relaxing in Cabin 6. The cabins we stay in are just lovely and very comfortable - even the lounge as I discovered LOL

Breakfast before leaving - all a bit weary but fuelling up for the long drive home.

And so it is all over again for another year. Shame it is only once a year!!!

Thank you girls for another great weekend and thank you Kerry & Anni for all your hard work - can't wait until next year!!



Monday, March 1, 2010

Lots of fabric!!

Finally I get to show pics of all the gorgeous fabric I received for my birthday.

The first2 pics are the FQ's from the Nundle Bloggers FQ Birthday swap. all lovely and I am happy with all of the fabrics I received.

Next up is the linen I treated myself to from Etsy. A wonderful seller from South Korea, just lovely.

And last, but definitely not least, is the fabric from our yahoo group C-R-A-F-T. Instead of sending each person 2 FQ's we put in the same value in $$ and the birthday girl then gets to spend that money in a store of their choice. I bought the fabric below from The Fat Quarter Shop. I mostly bought Rouenneries French General fabric for a quilt I want to make, plus a few extras that I liked!

Well I am going to be very busy using all this up LOL. And with only 1 sewing day a fortnight (that often gets sabotaged!!) it is going to take me a while LOL