Monday, 21 March 2011

GDITC swaps and projects..............

you all know I can't sum up Girls Day in the Country in one post.....................
this year at we had a swap on the day...........Since Anni Downs Hatched and Patched was our tutor we did an Anni swap
brief - one of Anni's designs no bigger the 6x6inchs place into a brown paper bag.
I choose to make Christmas Stamp Pockets
I collected all the parcels for Kerry then she called up table numbers and the girls who had swaps went up and she passed out a paper bag..............I was so excited when I got Sandy's parcel............
look at this gorgeous little purse she made for me..........just perfect..........I love it..........
love the little zipper fob...........(tag attached in the way too sorry)
then we took all the gifts outside for a group photo............so many wonderful projects..........
so what did I make on the day..............well well well............
I am so pleased to say I finished a project on the day ............
Anni did a gorgeous job designing a great ******** Chatelaine (thanks Cardy(scissor fob, pincushion, needle keeper, scissor keeper thingy all tied together) If only I could spell it I would tell you what it was called............but I love it....
anyway I was taken by the scissor fob so after I traced the whole big stitchery project i traced one of the little pics and stitched it up............as this was a bonus project we didn't have the ribbon so i got permission to steal some tape off the morning tea baskets................and found a piece of calico to stuff it with chopping small pieces up and rolling into balls.................anyway I managed to get it stuff and stitched closed............Anni then showed me how to do the criss cross edging.............it looks great........the girls on my table were quiet rude cheeky about my lack of achievements on the day but I WAS the only one who finished a project on our table...............pretty good effort don't you think................
I mean I was busy gas bagging, chatting, networking.....oh and snapping pics etc........
lets not mention the fact it is about 1.5 square
since I had the stitchery traced I started stitching it Sunday morning in bed when i woke up early.............
I stitched her wings too.............
Here are the projects..............
Peaceful Garden
the thing I can't spell..............so very cute.............
Here is the Bits and Pieces Purse.............
front and back..............I saw some great purses in progress.........and some finished....
oh and to the lurkers "quiet dedicated followers" I have heard from 2 of you.............
here is another blog link too........
Bird on the Border........it's always great to welcome another new blogger............and I found this blog too............One for a Wish............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

34 comments:

  1. i wish i was there chooky looks like you all had a ball,very impressed with your achievements,well done

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  2. cute projects Chook. I like the zipper fob too.

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  3. I love Sandy's purse, you lucky thing and the wall-hanging is gorgeous, the little coin purses are cute also, looks like you all had a very productive weekend

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  4. Good for you having a finish , how can you do all the photo shoots and stitch I think they expect too much those girls at your table :):)

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  5. Fantastic Project - and what a great finish! And a start on something else as well

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  6. Such a wonderful swap you did. Love Annie's patterns and so fun o see this collection of items :)
    And the new patterns of her is just georgious.

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  7. sounds a lot of creative fun...
    Hugz

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  8. ahhh those pieces look so GOOD. I just LOVE Annie's work.

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  9. Love that owl -why is itso easy to start new projects and so hard to finish them sighh

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  10. CHATELAINE!!!!! that is the name. Maybe if you can't say the name your finish doesn't count???? Didn't realise that a scissor fob could be used as a missile though!

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  11. Excellent work there, Cardy girl. That is it precisely! All the "thingies" look wonderful :)

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  12. Congrats on the finish! A finish is a finish........no matter how small LOL

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  13. Oh I forgot....can you please email the project pics?? Thanks!

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  14. I am loving visiting all the GDITC posts, (Have had a good laugh at yours and Cardys posts) I am surprised that any stitching got done at all! Lol! Anni's projects are so lovely as is the swapped goodies!
    Lisa

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  15. All the girls always seem to have such fun at your retreat.
    So many wonderful gifts and projects.

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  16. awesome post Chooky...lovin' all the projects!

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  17. Absolutely loved to see all the pics!!! Just wish I could be there!!! :o)

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  18. oh so fabulous Donna, what a wickedly wonderful weekend!

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  19. Gas bagging you....LOL....oh sorry that was crossed out......the projects were awesome.....
    love your gift from Sandy...

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  20. Congratulations on a finish!...however SMALL it is!!!LOL.I was trying to finish mine last night. Great photo of your swap prize!!!

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  21. WOW CHOOKY! IT LOOKS LIKE SUCH A LOVELY TIME WAS HAD BY ALL - OBVIOUSLY LOTS OF FUN AND LAUGHTER AND JOKING WHICH IS ALL PART OF A GOOD STITCHING DAY! WHAT AMAZING FRIENDSHIPS WE BLOGGERS HAVE! WISH I WAS THERE! MAYBE NEXT YEAR?? BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS TOO - ANNI IS SUCH A CLEVER LITTLE LADY!

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  22. Love your little project, Chooky. Wasn't the swap great!

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  23. Great finish Chooky! Annie's projects are all gorgeous, love that purse!! Great for using little scraps of felt

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  24. Thanks for sharing all your Pics from the weekend...
    having trouble getting the last post up for comment...
    Love all your projects..
    Your group pic is getting bigger each year...
    maybe next year I can hitch a ride with someone....
    cheers

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  25. great projects........the purse is awesome and I am sure you will enjoy it......

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  26. Love your project on the day, but did Y O U actually finish it to the last stitch?????? I can say however, you did way much more than me as I only managed to get one house sewn on the purse!!!!

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  27. Love all the projects Donna. Those little purses are adorable. I love them!!!! Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  28. Love all the projects Donna. Those little purses are adorable. I love them!!!! Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  29. Can you tell that all these posts about GDITC are making some of us a little bit green(with envy of course!)

    Sounds like the most perfect day, happy to hear it went without a hitch.

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  30. So much eye candy. I love the little Christmas pocket and the cute purse too.
    Margaret

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  31. They wre certainly gorgeous projects; so were the swap gifts too. The swap was lots of fun, a big hit.

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  32. je trouve ce jardin superbe!!
    je commence le patchwork et anni downs a été mon premier projet avec sa trousse à couture "ange à couture" j'adore son univers plein de poésie! j'ai trouvé votre blog en lien sur celui d'anni downs et je suivrai vos avancées c'est certain!dommage que votre groupe d'amies soit si loin!
    bonjour de France
    damenana

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