Thursday 28 March 2013

More GDITC pics

What a wonderful bunch of ladies, my friends, who just happen to be bloggers. Arent we a gorgeous bunch!!!
Back Row... L-R
Whats a trip to Nundle without a few purchases. These fabrics are for the next two months of my Traditional Nine Patch swap. A big change from my reds n creams!

And I just had to purchase Lynette Anderson new fabric range, follow my heart. These fabrics will compliment a quilt I need to make by the end of April....

Ive always wanted some of Chookyblues cards and scored myself a few. Nothing better to send swap items overseas with some REAL aussie cards!


This is the goodies that greeted us when we arrived on Saturday morning. A cute butterfly mug and a tin with two projects ...

I thought I would make this bag when I finish my hexi butterfly

My charm pack was "bright" so I kept thought a pink butterfly was in order

And a final goodbye to everyone from Girls Day in the Country 2013..... Here the girls are saying goodbye to Peg and Dale before they head out on another adventure...

Next year Lynette Anderson will be the guest tutor...cant wait!!!

Monday 25 March 2013


Day 2 was the actual sewing day. Sue Daley and Kerry Swain each had a project for us to do.
Sue had a hexagon project and Kerry a reversed applique journal cover. I prepared my journal cover but worked on the hexagons so I could sit, chat n sew lol
Id like you to meet all the lovely ladies that shared my table.
Alison (no blog), Cheryl, Lea, Dawnie, Trish, Dzintra (back row)
Myself and Susan ( front)

Cheryl hexing away whilst Dzintra looks on.....

Sue ( centre) also taught the girls a quick wrist pin cushion. Trish and Lea both made two!!!

Trish and Cheryl .....

Suzie, Chookyblue, Sandy( back) myself and Susan.... As you can see our table was full of lots of stitching 


 Girls Day in the Country went way tooo fast this year. The countdown now begins till next year where Lynette Anderson will be the guest tutor......Dawnie, Susan and I are already booked in....why not join us too!  Tomorrow Ill post Day 3 and more random pics.....

Sunday 24 March 2013

GDITC Nundle 2013

What a gorgeous gorgeous weekend!!!!! Girls Day in the Country, Nundle is now over for another year…sigh….

Its sooo lovely to be able to spend a weekend with all my blogger friends!. Sue Daley was the guest tutor for the second year and we all had a great time. The weekend always starts early Friday morning getting up before sunrise, packing the car and bidding the family goodbye for a few days. We meet for Lunch at the Nundle Pub  and then the weekend begins and ends Sunday morning after brekkie when we all trek home…I have lots of pics, so be warned!!!


Kate and Chookyblue on the lawn enjoying nibbles…hehehe …caught em with a mouthful!


Lynda, Dale, Peg and Kylie…yes the real Peg and Dale!



Dzintra, Dawnie, myself and Susan waiting enjoying a nice wine before dinner at Mount Misery cafe on Saturday night.



Cheryl, Kylie,Fiona, Alison, Janice and Miss Jules


Alison, Chris, Jenny, Sandy, Jenny and Lea. It was lovely to meet Cheryl, Sonia, Alison and Dzintra our 2013 Nundle virgins lol

Its been a long trek home and I couldnt help but take this pic of Kate waiting for her next lift from Sofala. More pics tomorrow of our adventures from Saturday and Sunday.

kate hike

A car did stop and came to her rescue, thanks Little Chicken!!

Monday 18 March 2013

I found my mojo...

My mojo has returned yay....I completed my Anni Downs cute pincushion last night....

Another tick please Chookyblue...I'm enjoying this stitchalong...

Saturday 16 March 2013

Nine patches........tick

Another month has gone but I have am more prepared this time in my sewing commitments. My March nine patches are completed yay! I love the red n cream patches yummm....

I wanted to show you a tool I use to speed my rotary cutting. Its A June Tailor ruler, I bought it years ago from the states and use it all the time, especially when cutting jelly rolls. You line up multiple strips and cut every 2.5" . The cutting slots are 1" apart...easy peasy...

I have already sewn the strips together here, and about to cut them into 2.5" strips. Im really enjoying this swap ( Traditional Nine Patch)...the squares take no time at all to make...a winner for me lol


Tuesday 12 March 2013

Inchy Hexagon swap

Look what arrived today three gorgeous flowers and three lovely handmade cards all the way from Utah....Thank you Cindy !!!!

Thursday 7 March 2013

Sewing day...with friends

I had a lovely day today sewing day .... my first sewing day since last year...was nice to sit and chat and catch up on everyone's lives... I managed to finish my stitchery for SKOW pincushion yay....and then whipped up some more diamonds for my Lancaster quilt....a good day I think!

Saturday 2 March 2013

Friday Night with Friends

I had a good night, working on my Lancaster quilt.....still a few more diamonds to go on the first border...the pattern isn't very user friendly....

Thought the border was finished alas the pattern says 8 diamonds, but 10 are needed grr....glad that Im starting to work on some of my UFOs thou...

Friday 1 March 2013

All prepared

I visited the Home Patch today!!! I bought fabric packs for the next two months of "SAL 2013". I am planning on being completed well before the end of the month ( heres hoping lol). I also had to purchase another copy of SKOW....I lent my copy of the book to a friend and well.... lets just say I dont think I will see it again lol............

While in the store I signed up for Anni's new Block of the Month "Tillies Lane".... I have been strong resisting this BOM for a few months but today I was weak.....cest la vie.

Tonight is also FNWF, which IM about to sign up for and plan to spend tonight in my sewing room, enjoying a little me time! If you care to join me head to Cheryls blog to sign up. See you there!