Saturday, March 26, 2011

A bag for a friend

I met my friend today for lunch for her birthday and I made her this bag.
It is from cream linen and a charm pack of Decadent Victorian. 
Oh and excuse the rope around the tree, it is holding the fence up LOL


Friday, March 25, 2011

Some more random pics from GDITC

 The hall (complete with very posh seat covers!) - full of busy women!

Show & Tell of Anni's designs:

 A group of us all made Anni's Gardener's Journal quilt and here they all are hanging on the fence.

And here we all are holding our

As you can see we did lots of eating!!

 This photo is of all the bloggers that were at the retreat!! 
Every year this group gets bigger and more fun. I feel so privileged to be part of this group of very talented women many of whom have become very good friends to me.We come from so many different backgrounds, from all over the state - city and country - and from out of state, yet we all come together with a common interest. Thanks to all of you for a great weekend!!

Our table group!!

Can't wait until next year!!!


My first full size quilt.

Back in August last year I went to a retreat at Cottage on the Hill in Nundle where I made this huuuuge quilt! 
I finally got all the borders on and sent it off to be quilted. I picked it up when I was in Nundle last weekend and I am so happy with the quilting job that Vickie has done. I must try and take a close up of the quilting. This bed is a queen bed so you can see how big it is! 
Now to sew on the binding!!

The fabric is Park Avenue by Moda.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What a fantastic weekend!

 Last weekend I headed off for my annual trip to Nundle, 5 hours drive away, for Girls Day In The Country. This weekend is organised by Kerry of Cottage on the Hill, who does a fantastic job every year of putting on a wonderful event for all us crazy crafting women!! The guest designer was Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched. Anni is a delightful lady who designs the most amazing quilts & things.
Anni & Kerry

Anni designed 3 projects for the weekend:

This is what I got done today LOL. Doesn't look like much but it was very fiddly!!
More pics to come!!


Girl's Day In The Country - Nundle 2011 #1

Well here we are on Friday relaxing on the deck after driving from all over the State!

Oh dear, not a good one of me....but it was a long drive!
Blogless Bronwyn, Cardy & Me

Julie & Lea

Off to Mt Misery Gold Mine for dinner:
Me with Peg & Gaizie

We had a lovely time over dinner catching up with everyone from previous years and meeting new friends!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Block E

Here is the next block I have done for the Gardeners Journal quilt - it is starting to come together really nicely !!