I had the best time on the weekend at Nundle. This had been in the planning for nearly twelve months, so it was wonderful to have it actually come to fruition.
As this was my first adventure to GDITC, it was so nice to be taken under the wing of a few of the girls. Everyone was so very friendly and welcoming. I didn’t feel like a stranger at all.
This is our table ready to start for the day.
We each received a cute mug and fabric envelope holding our kits.
Then Kerry, who did a sterling job in organising everything so well, introduced us to our guest tutor Anni Down of Hatched and Patched. I found it quite funny going all the way to Nundle for my first ever class with Anni, whose shop is two blocks away from where I work.
We had a choice of three projects. This cute wall hanging. I love the muted colours.
A chatelaine using some of the smaller stitcheries.
Or a purse using woollen fabrics. The design was inspired by English quilts which had random appliqué on them.
I chose to have a go at the purse, but it isn’t finished just yet. I think I talked too much and wandered off too often. Fancy that! I ended up rushing at the end and am not happy with the way it was coming together, so I will do a little reverse stitching, sew it properly and then I’ll be much happier with the finished product.
There was a show and tell of projects that girls had made using Anni’s patterns. This was beautifully made and even hand quilted. I saw the stitching up close and it was just perfect. I’m extremely in awe of Sandy’s workmanship.
I have more to show, but that can wait until tomorrow. Just to finish off, here is our little home away from home. It was tiny, but cosy and very friendly. It was even dubbed Cafe #7. We definitely didn’t go hungry.