This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

~Girls Day In The Country at Nundle 2013~


GDITC was held at the Memorial Hall at Nundle and this was the sign welcoming us all
This day is hosted by Kerry from The Cottage on the Hill


Quilts and flowers by the front entry......so welcoming


A little box of requirements for the day along with a coffee mug which we got to keep (I swapped my pink one for an aqua one with Cheryll)
see on the right hand side of the little box the white ric rac
I was on the White Ric Rac table


amongst the goodies was a Charm Pack by Riley Blake Designs


included was a little notebook which I managed to swap and get this one off Dawnie
then realized that Kerry's project was for a journal cover
I'll have to get myself a new little book as I can't bring myself to cover this one!!!


Kerry's project......A Journal Cover


and the real deal......


Guest Tutor for the day was Sue Daley and the project was a butterfly made out of the charm pack we received.  This version is on a box lid


Kerry had made hers to insert into the top of the little box we all received


And this one on a bag cover



And woo hooo here is my first hexagon


 Around our table I spotted this little project above using 'clamshells'.  This is last year's project also by Sue....Kerry has the guest tutors for 2 years in a row and next year's is Lynette Anderson and I am already booked in!!!


This lovely little pencil case or any sort of case belongs to Susan
the design is by Anni Downs......how gorgeous is this......I might have to add this to my looooong list of things to make


Our table in the centre


At lunchtime I had a quick walk around town and checked out Odgers & Mclelland Exchange Stores
The store, established by John Odgers and William McClelland, began trading in the early 1890's selling everything necessary for the surrounding farming community and acting as an exchange for gold and produce.


'Real' brooms

Nundle is also home to the well known Nundle Woollen Mill


Here is Donna aka Chookyblue standing with me


And our Hostess with the Mostest Kerry with Chooky
(love that skirt Kerry!)


me with Kerry


From left back......Alison, Cheryll, Lea, Dawnie, Trish and me
Deb and Susan


Kerry had organized a little swap (above is mine) for everybody which was a scissor fob (no scissors, I just put mine in for a photo because they happened to match)


This was received by Bec (no blog)


And I received this one from Cheryl (no blog)




Group Blog Photo of the Girlfriends (as JoJo would say)
Sue is on the left of the middle row

I had a great time at Nundle......in fact so did Mr Armchair and JoJo and we are all looking forward to next year with Lynette!!!!!

But wait, there's more to come LOL......
Mr Armchair took JoJo to Australia's Country Music Capital, Tamworth
Kerry had an Antique Quilt Show on Saturday night
and I had a birthday celebration with my family on the way home

15 comments:

Fiona Ransley said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Loved all of the piccies.

Hugs,

Fee xx

Chookyblue...... said...

it's great reading the posts.........takes you back there.....

Deb R said...

Lovely pics and memories Dzintra!!

Susan said...

It was a great weekend, over too quickly.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DZINTRA! There seems to be such a lovely community of women who engage in such loveliness! What a band of love and community, and the atmosphere seems so fun! Love that little pencil case...and how are you precious? Still taking singing lessons??? Anita

Cathy said...

A lovely post! So much stitching goodness! It's wonderful to see Chooky, Susan and Dawnie for real...lol.

Nat Palaskas said...

What a fun day you had! Love the project too. I'm home and start blogging again - hope you are keeping well.

Grethe said...

Love seeing your pictures as well. You give all outsider a good idea how much you have enjoyed that weekend. Your butterfly is great. Guess how is meeting Sue in a work-class this weekend :-)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fabulous sewing get together!! You seemed to get so much done. Your butterfly looks so sunny!!

Cheryll said...

It's like being there all over again... THANKS! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA!

So good to see you this morning my dear! WE HAVE SNOW AGAIN! Upon waking I look out the window and there it is....

I loved what you said on your comment, that you are "...still finding your voice." Yes, I think in some way or another, we all are....all of our lives. KEEP ON SINGING; I think it is FABULOUS that you and many of us are still fine tuning our arts and passions. This is what keeps us ALIVE!

Have a super day my friend, Anita

Palomasea said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! (Singing it for you, dear friend!) Did it already go by??

WOW! What fun, dearest Dzintra! The creative atmosphere and joy of friendship...priceless....
So happy for you, dear friend! And I LOVE your Eiffel Tower blouse!!
Big hugs to you...
- Irina

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great pics of a great weekend soooo long ago :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It was the best weekend Dzintra....xx

Tatkis said...

You've been so happily busy, lucky girls!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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