Sunday, 30 March 2014

A little more Nundle

A huge part of the fun of GDITC is catching up with friends and making new ones.
There were two swaps that were being held over the weekend and I managed to organise something for both of them.
Firstly Chooky's swap on Friday night - Make it, Bake it or Fake it
I faked it and the lovely Kez got my gift.
It was the first time I had met Kez and we hit it off immediately.
I received this fantastic light with it's own pretty carry bag from the lovely Janice.
Looking around at all the lovely gifts, I was feeling so grateful to be in the company of such generous ladies.  All the gifts were beautiful and everyone had put so much thought into them.
Kerry also organised a swap with Lynette sharing a cute little needle case.
I was planning on making the needle case but just couldn't manage to get my act together and the instructions did say that we could turn it into anything we liked.  
So instead of missing out on the swap I turned my stitchery into this......  
I'm not sure who received my gift on the day, I hope they liked it.
I received this cute pincushion
  I couldn't believe it when I read the card inside and it was made by the lovely Janice. 
I received both of her swap gifts - Thank you Janice, I love them both.
Looking around the hall that day, there were so many beautiful in interpretations of Lynette's design. It is just so inspiring to be around such creative ladies.
I also purchased a few items from 'Pickles on Peisley' made by the lovely Kate.
We have tried them all and they are sooo yummy, thanks Kate.
Until Next Time
Happy Stitching xox 

Monday, 24 March 2014

GDITC 2014

I spent last weekend with my bestie in Nundle. We headed from different parts of NSW & arrived in Nundle at approximately the same time. I was excited to be catching up with Sam again but also looking forward to meeting up with fellow bloggers and friends.
 I think this sign is the most photographed thing in Nundle lol

First stop was the pub for lunch to catch up with our friends from blog land. Here we met our cabin buddies & the laughs began.
Shez & Cheryll (better know as Dory). We had lots of laughs at dinner on the Friday night - 
Hey Dory, can you tell us the one about when you met your hubby???
Love it - haven't laughed that much for a long time.   
Saturday arrived and the anticipation rose as we waited patiently out the front of the hall.
We found our table and these lovely blue boxes were waiting for us.
We were busting to see what was inside.
A beautiful little sewing bag using Lynette's new fabric range - sooooo cute!!
 and a new green coffee cup
I did manage to do a bit of stitching as well as socialising -
but I'm sure that is the main aim of the day, isn't it.
Stitching anything is a bonus   :)
Thankyou to the lovely Kerry for pre-ironing all our stitcheries, so all we had to do was start stitching!!
Sam & I were lucky to have a quick chat to Lynette at the end of the day
She is a lovely talented lady, who was happy to have a chat.  
Another fantastic GDITC
Thankyou Kerry, Lynette and Bloggers!
You are all amazing x
Until Next Time
Happy Stitching xox  

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Friends, Teapots & Boarders

Last weekend saw a quick trip to Sydney to see a much loved friend of my daughters.
We had a lovely morning wandering around Broadway shops. The girls shopped til they dropped.
Manicures & Pedicures were high on the list along with trying to find dresses to wear to the upcoming Debutant Ball.
Lots of laughter throughout the day, it was so nice to see this beautiful girl smiling - she has had a very rough 6 months.

I managed to snap a few photo's of one of my favourite shops - T2
I do have a bit of a weakness for teapots lol
I was very well behaved and didn't buy anything. These were just two of the displays that caught my eye. I think I love the bottom one because it reminded me of my Nan!
I have managed to do a spot of sewing this week and am heading back to the sewing machine shortly
This is the cot quilt I am making for my nephew. 1 row down 2 to go!
Until next time
Happy Stitching xox

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