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Monday, November 7, 2016

~Nundle.......Girls Just Want To Have Fun~



Back in March we made our Annual Trek to Nundle for Girls Day in the Country hosted by Kerry Swain from Cottage on the Hill


Here's JoJo Guitar and all when we pulled up at the Motel at Hunter Valley


Cattle Grazing on the way



After lunching and shopping we all gather and have a Swap
This time it was agreed that we make an Anni Downs pattern seeing she was the Designer this weekend

JoJo received the red book at the back left made by Dale
I received the shoe bag to the right of the book made by Sweet Peg
I made the bright pin cushion on the bottom right with a little bag to the left of it which was received by Alison
~A   F U N   S W A P~


Fabulous Project Roll designed by Anni Downs
A Roll for storing Blocks in Progress


The side of the Roll


Needle book opened out to show the outside covers


Inside the Needlebook


and a sweet little Pin Cushion


Oh behold I looked down and saw Dawnie's shoes at one stage
Couldn't rush out and buy a pair seeing they were from Japan
but aren't they just fabulous!!!


The Swap I received during the afternoon was from Christine at Cowra
A little fabric covered notebook and a piece of Anni's fabric from the collection
'Button Tree Lane'



This was my contribution to the Swap
We had to include a little stitchery on it
'Friends are Never Far Away'



Catching up with Chez



Anni showcasing one of her quilts 'Nature's Journey'



This one is 'In My Garden'


With Anni showing off my 'Gardener's Journal' Quilt


Spotted.......this fabulous bag on a chair


Our Annual Group Photo


Show and Tell in the evening

This one is my 20 year project
'From Blackheath to Bathurst to Bungendore'
Started off as Blocks......turned into a Wall Hanging and then eventually it was suggested I make a Quilt
Blocks were cut before the advent of Rotary Cutters where you pulled a piece of thread through the fabric, hoped it wouldn't break and then cut very carefully along that line......phew!!!
And sandpaper was used to hold fabric in place!!!


Above and below 2 more fabulous Show and Tells!!!





Above and below Girls Just Having Fun together with Shez and Deb after Breakfast





And here's a little preview of next year's Tutor's work.......Bonnie Sullivan

A fabulous time as always with The Girlfriends as JoJo has christened this wonderful group!!!

7 comments:

I am said...

Hi Dzintra we sure did have a fun time,i love our Nundle get togethers,lots of lovely swap items and a chance for Jojo to catch up with the girlfriends xx

Susan said...

Dnundle always provides a great weekend. Love your "old" quilt. It's stories like that which make them so special.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA! HELLO!!!! I love, just love those little slippers from Japan! How adorable are those! And the get-together of the girls. How I wish I had something like that here....

Fiona said...

what a heap of fun with everyone..
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

What a great weekend away. Love hearing about your 20 year quilt, I bet you are happy that one is finished. Now those shoes are so cute, I wonder if you could order them on the net???

Happy days.
Bev.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Nundle trips always look like such fun!! It's great that it's every year so when it's over you can start looking forward to the next one. So many beautiful projects. It's fun to photos of you and Shez together.

Cattinka said...

So many beautiful projects here! The ladies do amazing work, I like each project I see!
I added you to my bloglovin, so I wont miss any further of these interesting posts!
KATRIN W.

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