Yes, it is five weeks since we all gathered at Perthville, just out of Bathurst for a blog meet. Unlike everyone else, I was a "Day Girl" rather than a "Boarder", seeing as my own bed was rather close by.
So where to start?
Firstly, it must be shown that there was actually some crafty stuff happening....quite a lot really, considering the amount of chatter and eating. Yes, there was no shortage of food.
OK, there was some socialising as well. Don't you love it when the daughter rations the bubbles to her mum. I just love that photo.
It's always great to see what everyone else has been creating. I think Kate and Chooky must be auditioning to be a hostess on Sale of the Century. Can't you see them carrying out the big cheque or showing off the features of the prize winning car?
It was really interesting seeing the bottom two quilts, and one other as well, that were all made from the same pattern, but had totally different looks.
Kylie showed off her gorgeous knitted projects. I don't know how she has the patience. Just beautiful.
Carol showed off her intricate quilts. The small and the large. Once again, I don't know how she has the patience. Beautiful work.
After all the large quilts a couple of little projects. Last year we all received a kit for a sewing set designed by Anni. Fiona and Simone both brought their finished products along to show Anni when she popped in. Super cute.
Finally, there is always some swaps. The main one is "Make it, Bake it or Fake it" and there are also random tin foil parcels. Little gifts to be wrapped in tin foil so you can't tell what it is.
The top two pics are what I took along. The bottom left shows the little parcels I received and my main gift was a lovely table topper.
And yes, I did do some stitching. I had no plan on what to do, so was just going to work on my hexy table mat from Nundle ..... last year, but the day before this weekend I received a gift in the mail. A friend reads "Love Quilting" but does not do English Paper Piecing. There was a little pattern book and papers as a freebie with a magazine, so she sent it to me. It was perfect timing.
I pieced it and appliqued it on Saturday, quilted it early on Sunday morning before going back in and have done no more! I now have to make up a large hexy template and make it into a pot holder/hot pad. The colours are perfect to go in our new caravan. Hopefully I will have it finished soon.
On the Sunday I did do some stitching on the Nundle hexy table mat.
It was a great weekend, well organised by Chooky. Unfortunately, she won't be able to do it next year, so Deb has kindly put her hand up to take on the reins. We all appreciate it.