Saturday, 28 March 2015

Girls Day in the Country 2015 ............

This time last week I was still enjoying the most amazing weekend............
2008 13
2009 20
2010 16
2011 23
2012 24
2013 21
2014  23
2015 33
well I think that is about right............
the number of amazing blog girls who go to Girls Day in the Country............
plus we also have a few extra friends so our bloggers group this year was
39 fun amazing talented girls.....
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I've been to every single one of these wonderful days that Kerry @ Cottage on the Hill, Nundle hosts and this was the 8th one...........i've always had the most wonderful weekend sharing with the best girls around......I also catch up with some of the ladies who attend on the Saturday.........
lots of familiar faces..........
"Hi Shelley got that project finished yet".....
have you whipped me up a 1/4 in hexie present yet?

What can I say....how can not enjoy a weekend with girls that are this happy.............

look at all those gorgeous smiles..............
Bugger I missed taking a pic of the table I was on............
anyone got one??
Me and Lynette
(thanks for the pic Jenny)
Lynette Anderson our gorgeous tutor very kindly drew me a few chooks to replace the rabbits.........being a farm girl I just can't stitch a rabbit...........
A new record set for stitching this year...........
look how much I achieved...........
Kerry got a stitchery from Lynette which we all used to make into our own project.........what ever we wanted and then to swap this with someone on the day at the workshop................
I stitched mine in blue on some linen and made a notice board with it............
chalk textas are great.......
so much easier to clean off then white board markers.............
Marilyn won my gift...........
the frame is 11x14 inchs............
(thanks for the pic Teresa)
I was so lucky to receive my present from Dale.............
she's a very special blog friend of mine........
a beautiful covered notebook........

I love this pic.............
 "busted"     such cheeky looks on their faces........
(click on it and make it bigger)

some of the show and tell..............
A few ring in's here too..............thanks Newcastle ladies.........hope you enjoyed your Sunday

cheeky birdy here..........

Introducing our newest blogger.........Diddles........not only does she now blog, she stitches, sings and plays guitar.........the talents you discover after dinner.........
All the girls above make the weekend such fun........
one more post to come..............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Craft Alive Dubbo.......

What a wonderful spontanious day................I wasn't going.......to much on but I saw the ad on tv this morning and thought that would be good and it actually starts today.................
the ads are great........this is one I found from 2012.........pretty similar now.....very funny..........
 
On the way I was thinking I should text Ruthanne and the first person I run into was Ruthanne....
told her I was booking into a few classes and she joined me too...........here we are at Under the Mulberry Tree booking into Rosalie Quinlan's class...............
Ran into the lovely Helen who I always see at Girls Day in the Country...............she has a stand Country Pieces............got some nice fabrics here too........
For some reason the pic is upside down but the patterns are Red Brolly and Lynette Anderson..........
lovely floral prints and a 1930's print..........
 Fabrics 4 u 2.........some lovely fat 1/4's to purchase among other goodies on the stand...........
 Some feet for a bag I need to make...........
Loved this stand........Scrap Box Patchwork Designs
what a bright lovely stand........great designs..........
Joined the lovely Jane from BeBe Bold for a Sashiko workshop..............wow this is addictive............but I refused to buy another pattern until I get this piece made into a runner..........hopefully that will be soon.....loved it...........
now I know how to do this it's great.............thanks Jane..........
A view of the hall packed to the brim with crafty goodness..............heaps of quilting stuff........even had a go on a quilting frame at Brindabella Quiling ..........and I made a smooth loop........very impressed..............Mr Chooky even looked at the flash ones...............
Reece Scannell was there..............gorgeous hand printed cottons and linens.............
Love this pinflower print on cotton................
And just as I was leaving I found Jan from Red Shed Quilting..............we have been in a swap together and emailed/commented over a few years ......this was a lovely surprise........because when I was email Jan last I was not going........
Also saw quite a few friends...........
well worth the day and the workshops were fun........still think I missed seeing stuff..................
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Anyway kitchen renos calling again........
if you get a chance to head to Dubbo this weekend do so as there is so much to see...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Oh 27 I love thee............

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The last time I had a maximum of 27deg C was about 3 months ago...............
Oh how I love thee.......please hang around...........

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Friday drinkies and swaps @ Girls Day in the Country........


Dory and her family.................

all the swap parcels for the Make it fake it Bake it Swap..........

zipper pouch stitching bags..........Kate won hers from Kayly and I received mine from Lynda in the Swap............
This is what I made and Kerri won it..........
a notice board to use a chalk pen on...........
I used a piece of linen printed by Ink and Spindle
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I missed taking pics Friday night at dinner but lets just say Lyn @ Mt Misery Cafe fed us so well.............
so much yummy food.............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Rewind to Friday GDITC..............

Photo over kill for the next few posts but I LOVE taking pics as they give me great memories to look back on................the most gorgeous group of girls.................so much fun in one weekend......
you can see the pics but to experience it is just the best........
First spot to meet at is The Peel Inn for a big lunch to get us started...........










And thats only Friday lunch and afternoon................
Catch you later
Chookyblue