Wednesday 16 September 2015

Bathurst Blog Meet

Last weekend saw quite about twenty bloggers descend on the little village of Perthville, just out of Bathurst, for a weekend of chatting, laughter, eating, drinking and even a bit of stitching. (Mick wonders what the collective noun for a group of bloggers is.  Is it a Blogalot?)

The hoards descended on Friday morning and left on Sunday.  Seeing as I live locally, I just joined the girls for Friday night and most of the day on Saturday.

I didn’t take all that many photos, but here are a few of the girls flat out, working away.

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Peg and Dale, in the flesh this time, after being unable to join us last year.  Both of them finished quilt tops.  Very  productive.

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Cheryl deserves a medal for travelling down from Brisbane, despite battling a nasty cold. She is doing beautiful needle turn on her quilt.

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Dory was there, being  bright and cheerful as always. Her show and tell was terrific.

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Lea shared some of the gorgeous quilts that she has made recently and was very industrious in working on the little project we were all given…..although it may have helped if she read the instructions first.  I thought that was just a man thing?

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Kate was her usual mad cap self.  She always amazes me how she can be everywhere, chatting away and still, at the end of the day, have been really productive.  Her birdy pincushion came up a treat.  Yes, she did finish it.

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And quite a few of the girls took the opportunity to sit and stitch out in the sun.  We were blessed with the best weather we have had for months.

Me, I did some more on my knitted cowl - it is nearly finished. I made a couple of Christmas decorations and made slight progress on my table mat from Nundle this year.  It was nice just doing a bit of this and a bit of that – nothing that needed too much concentration.

Anni from The Home Patch visited and provided a special project kit for everyone.  It is the most beautiful little sewing set.  I can’t wait to start it, but just have to finish couple of other things first.

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Having Anni there was also a good opportunity for a show and tell of the partially made Nature’s Journey quilts.  It was nice to see them in the flesh, so to speak.  I love the variation of colours used.  Sorry, forgot to take a photo.

As usual, there was a “Make It, Bake It, Fake It” swap.  I took along a coat hanger and camphor sachet, which went to Googy Girl.

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I was lucky to receive from Kylie a Scrap Bag from The Home Patch and some yummy Peanut Brittle – my favourite.  What a terrific gift.

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Last year there were some gifts for all sorts of silly reasons, which were wrapped in alfoil, as nothing else was available at the time.  It seems to have started a tradition, as we all had to take along little gifts roughly wrapped in foil. Mick reckons he could have even managed to wrap these.

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Mine  contained some silly little creations.

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This is what I received.  All very sweet.

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It was lovely catching up with everyone again.  I think everyone really enjoyed themselves.  Well, they all seem to be talking about returning next year, so it must have been good.

Thanks so much to Chooky for making it all a reality.  We do appreciate all the work that goes on behind the scenes.


Jewells said...

Sorry I missed the Blog meet this year.. looks like you all had fun...hopefully I will be there next year.

loulee said...

Looks like fun.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That looks like such a fun meet up!! I love the foil wrapped presents idea, how funny! That project by Anni is so sweet, her designs are always so delightful.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh we had such good nice to catch up.........thanks for your help too............

Fiona said...

Ive loved seeing everyone's pics and reading their versions... looks like such a happy time for you all...

Susan said...

Looks like such a fun weekend, hope to make it there myself next year! Love your coat hanger, so much better than plastic.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Dear Janice it was a fab weekend and it was so be there in the flesh to hug you all xxxx

Jenny said...

It all looks so lovely. So jealous . Miss you all.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

a great report on a lovely weekend…... counting the days till next year already!
Was lovely to see you again too! Xx