Sunday, 29 July 2007

Nundle Retreat Report.............

Well after about a 4 hours drive we arrived at Nundle..........checked out the shops that were open and window shopped in the ones that weren't...........headed out the Cottage on the Hill to see Kerry and picked out which quilts we wanted to make...............this took a little while....lots of what about this......will I do that.....what about this in those colours..............ho hum.......finally a decision.....
We were just leaving to head back into town and this storm came up..............not in town for long and a pretty good hail storm hit............lucky no dints in the cars..................beautiful dinner and into bed..........
Madly sewing all day and a little cutting..........Kerry does lots of cutting for us which is wonderful.........finished up for the day and I caught up with Kerry for awhile and had a bit of blog talk as we are the only 2 there with blogs............(generally speaking I think some people think we are crazy women and some just don't get it..... so we had a chat together on our own)
.............nice dinner again and into bed the earliest ever for a Nundle weekend........
....Sunday more sewing and here are the results so far at the end of the day.......I do have lots of blocks finished.need to piece some rows together.................
My group Janet, me, Gillian, Bronwyn and Pam
the other group from everywhere (sorry girls) - Jennifer, Tanya, Jeannie, Diana, Doreen, Judy and Kate...........nice to meet you all again and some new faces...............
Then another 4 plus hours driving home just missing a few roos and some cows and home safe..........is it worth it absolutely YES!!!!!!
Thanks Kerry for a wonderful weekend............see you next year..............

22 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at your retreat! How wonderful to have someone do most of the cutting for you! I love the project you are working on...look forward to seeing more pictures as it progresses. The scenery shot is wonderful...even if those wonderful clouds were full of hail stones!

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  2. What a wonderful retreat! The pic of the storm coming in was actually quite awesome! Love the paisley's.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful reatreat. And the quilt you made looks so beautiful. Please show us the whole quilt soon. Did you use the tri rec ruler??? And how nice of Kerry to help cutting the fabric. She must be a darling friend.

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  4. Looks like a very successful retreat. I love that quilt you made with the paisley centres. I am alway drawn to the paisleys. Great pattern.

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  5. Sounds like an outstanding weekend. Everyone did a wonderful job on their quilts.

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  6. I love the look of your weekend and your accomplishments. Thanks for sharing. Isn't is wonderful to get away and be busy relaxing. Stitching really is the place to be. x x

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  7. So glad you arrived home safely, it's hard work running a retreat each weekend but well worth the effort to hear all the laughter and chatter amongst all the ladies then to see all those great big smiles when the quilts all start to come together.
    Well done your quilt will look wonderful completed, and thanks again for coming to visit me once again and a big thanks for all your help with blogland.
    Kerry

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  8. Quilt retreats are so fun and also a treat. Yours sounds like a really enjoyable one.

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  9. How fun to see you! I just love that project you're holding, the pattern is just lovely.
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  10. Love your quilt, so far. Looks so different on the sewing machine. Looks like you set yourself a little challenge for a weekend job. Is it to be finished later?

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  11. it was a great weekend wasn't it! your quilt blocks look great! i think i will make that quilt in the future too. only 363 days till we go again next year! gillian

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  12. Us crazy mixed up bloggers have got to stick together!! I'm glad we caught up in Sydney, it was so nice to look at the photo and be able to pick your face out instantly- there she is!
    Love the work in progress, I hope you get lots of time to spend putting it together.

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  13. Retreats are so much fun...all the quilts look great. What pattern did you use? I haven't seen that one before. How nice to have a friend cut for you...team work!

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  14. I like very much the quilt you are working on. The block is unusual but after seeing your pictures, I understood how to make it. The colours and the secondary pattern are very interesting. I am looking forward to seeing more of it and to seeing your pictures from the course you are attending to. Take care.

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  15. Can't wait to see the quilt you are making in it's full glory.It looks fab so far !

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  16. Sounds like a great weekend!!! Love all the quilts, it must be fun to sew up a storm with a group!!!

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  17. Thanks for sharing pics. Love your quilt!!! Very pretty. I love a retreat. Nothing better than hanging out with girls sewing all day and night.

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  18. Love your quilt and the pattern! Seems like you had a wonderful week-end! We all need vitamin-shots like that! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! I was so exited when I saw that a lady from Australia had visited my blog! As you know I am pretty new at this! Looking forward to see your quilt finished! Take care!

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  19. So you decided on Butterscotch Oie. I love the colours you have used. Look forward to the finished quilt.

    Jodie

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  20. It seems a wonderful retreat.
    Beautiful the tou you have done.
    Ciao ciao

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  21. Happy In Quilting4 August 2007 at 11:20

    Three weeks and counting, and we will be sitting at the tables sewing and enjoying the view from "Cottage on the Hill", and yes Kerry does spoil everyone on their visits.
    Love all your Quilts...
    Peg
    "Member of Club Quilt Narromine"

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  22. Oh yes, the drive to a retreat (like a friend's house) is never long!!!!
    You did very well and got a lot achieved, only 5 more sleeps until mine!!! Tracey

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