Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Girls Day in the Country - Saturday

Finally the day we had all been waiting for arrived.  Firstly, Fiona and Alison had to check out where we would be sitting. 

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I always love to see how Kerry has decorated the hall.  She comes up with a different and creative theme each year.

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The centre pieces were rather cute and very clever.

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Here are our crew, Alison, Fiona, Dzintra, Lynda, Cheryl, Jenny, Janice and Maree.  It was a nice table to be on.

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Our tutor this year was Lynette Anderson.  She had created the sweetest little sewing bag as our project.

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OK, time to open our blue boxes and see our goodies.  We were able to start working straight away, as the stitchery design had been ironed onto the fabric with stabiliser on the back.  How good was that.

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Here we are, hard at work.

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Dzintra was very proud of her first hexy.  Only another 93 to go.

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There was a well stocked store if we felt tempted to purchase some more patterns.  Such lovely projects.

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At lunch time we had a visit from Tracy from Sunny Corner Farm.  It was great to catch up.

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This is what I achieved during the day, in between chatting.  Lynette showed us a new way to do needle turn appliqué, so I was happy to have it completed on the day, while it was fresh in my mind.  Now I just have to finish the stitchery and then make the 94 hexies required for the bottom of the bag.

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Here is our official bloggers picture, which I have borrowed from Chooky.

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After our day of stitching we were treated to Lynette’s Trunk Show.  We could bring drinkies along.  Lea was prepared.  The things she had hidden in her lovely bag.

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Lynette gave a really interesting chat on her quilts and the process of designing and printing  her fabric ranges. 

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Some of her quilts were on display around the hall.  Beautiful work.

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Fiona and I being groupies.

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In the evening we gathered again at the caravan park for a barbecue dinner.  It was a relaxing way to end the day, being able to mingle and chat. 

Alison and Fiona.

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Suzie, Gail, Jenny and Sue.

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Finally, we were able to have show and tell, as unlike the previous evening, the weather was perfect for sitting outside.

Sue’s Red Home quilt.

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Chooky and Dzintra with their Gardener’ Journals quilts.

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Jenny’s beautifully pieced quilt.

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Gail’s Quilter’s Journal.

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Ann with her Lynette Anderson top, ready to be quilted.

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Ann also showed here Some Kind of Wonderful, recently quilted by Belinda Betts.

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It was a very full day, but thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  I know that I, for one, slept very well that night.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic post Janice....what an awesome weekend, so good to catch up again.....

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. Love your dress, very stylish for a day of stitching!

Anonymous said...

Great pics Janice of our wonderful day and I agree we did have a great table :)
So glad you got so many pics in your pretty dress xx

loulee said...

Looks like another great weekend.

Sam said...

Great photos of a great day Janice, thanks for sharing

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

It was a great day Janice.. but that picture of me is a little embarrassing!! LOL

Chookyblue...... said...

I just love seeing everyones pics.....brings back such good memories......I got a green cup too.....