Wednesday, 29 June 2011

the fun at the quilt show........

Wow a busy trip to Sydney sure does take it's toll...............7 hrs down isn't as bad as the 7 hours home.............oh man I am still catching up.......exhausted.......I started to get sick on the way home and spent Monday on the lounge not well and had to work yesterday and finally today I am getting some posts organised before I head to work.............(added: feeling much better now thanks)
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No 1 stop was Hatched and Patched...............here is Annie's new quilt from her new book "Some Kind of Wonderful"
you're not supposed to take photos in this area but Anni let us take and share these pics of her stand..........
here are lots of the projects from the book too..............Anni had some kits for different things from the book so I got a kit for the stitchery bag and also a pincushion..........(oh and just found one for the needlebook too)
there are 3 reasons for me to go to the quilt show...............seeing all the gorgeous stands to shop at, looking at all the amazing quilts and then meeting up with blogger friends................finally putting some faces to names............. 
I was so happy to meet Fiona from Peaceful Threads if only for a few minutes as she was heading off to pick someone up................
Sandy (Shiralee Stitches), Cardygirl, me and SandyN (who Cardy stalked lol)
Chinatown for dinner - Me, Cardygirl, Lea (no blog)
Anni's quilt on her stand "In My Garden" current BOM from her shop.......gorgeous but I know I would never get it finished............lots of stitching in this one............
A new pattern............oh course I had to get a kit for these pears.........the plain red and cream ones are hiding behind the big green one........email Anni if you want one of these as I couldn't find them on her sites.... 
they are called "Pear Tree Pincushions" so cute.........made with Pete's "Four Ewes" dyed wools
we had a blog meet Friday morning.................Shiralee Stitches, Riley's Rambles, Heavens to Bettsy, This Old Aunt Quilts, On My Verendah, Cardygirl, Time to Stitch, Tooo Many Eggs, and me...............all the links are on my sidebar
We got to meet Sue Daley - which was great and she is the tutor at a workshop I am going to next year...............I missed her workshop as that is when we had the blog meet so i went back later and she showed me what to do..............I have everything but just have not started as not confident but i'm going to give them a try the next day I have at the cows.................which might be tomorrow...............
another dinner with the girls..............Darling Harbour with the city lights in the background
it was love to sit around and have time to chat...........

Sylvia Time To Stitch, Cardygirl, me, Anni Hatched and Patched and Anita Rileys's Rambles
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue
PS all the links are in me sidebar for the girls blogs.........

31 comments:

  1. Great Pics once Again..Sorry to hear you were Unwell going Home..How was Mary Poppins?...Looking forward to a Longer Stay Next Year.
    cheers

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  2. looks like you girls had a wonderful time....grea to see the pics and meet the ladies!! lol
    hope you are feeling better Chooky

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  3. GREAT PICS! Looks like you had so much fun! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  4. Great pics! We may have walked right by eachother and not even have known it. Hope you're feeling better.

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  5. Good times by the look of the pictures. Can't wait for the show in Adelaide although I don't think there will be quite the range there is in the Sydney show.

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  6. Looks like you had a fantastic time in Sydney. Visiting Anni's stall would have been worth the trip. Thanks for sharing your pics and hope you are feeling better.

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  7. Wow I am exhausted from just reading your current blog....
    looks and sounds like you all had fun

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  8. Wow what a great trip...great photos of Anni's stand...I pick up my copy of her new book this weekend - yay!...not good that you have been unwell, hope you are feeling better now...

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  9. Love Anni's stand, gotta get myself some of those kits!! Looks like you had a fabulous time too!

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  10. Looks like such a fun trip....Thanks for sharing it with us. Must say I love the blue scarf you had on in the photos!!

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  11. Looks like you had a ball thats great to hear hope your not too sick probibly from all those yummy's

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  12. glad you all had so much fun,now we need to see what everyone bought,lol

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  13. You all look so happy - It is wonderful to meet up with bloggy friends isn't it? Glad you are feeling better.

    Hugs - Fee X

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  14. Chookyblue... It was great to finally meet you....


    Sandyn

    I do worry about Cardygirl!!!

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  15. Looks like you had a great time, I loved the show and was amazed at how many women and the odd man that where there! Came home sick myself, hope you are feeling better, Michelle.

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  16. Love your pics chooky! How cute is that Pear...Lol! Might have to do a little order! Drooling on Annis' quilt from her new book...looks so beautiful!
    pleased your feeling better
    Lisa

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  17. merci pour ce beau reportage photos. Le stand d'Annie Downs est magnifique.

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  18. Fantastic photos Chooky....looks like you had a ball...sorry you are not feeling the best, sending you a great big hug...

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  19. Hey Chooky. How funny to run into you outside Kathy's stand. It was great having a chat, albeit very quick. Good to hear you're feeling better. Cheers. K

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  20. Glad you had a great time - I had a ball! Hope I didn't give you too many germs! The best thing about being sick this week is catching up on all my blogs LOL
    Start saving for next year!

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  21. hope you are back on track now chooky. fablous pics and was terific you managed to meet up with some blogers - shame I couldnt find you!!

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  22. Thank you so much for the Show pictures! And it's so nice to see you all together!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  23. Wonderful blog. Very good article and great way to deal with the issues. Continue your work

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  24. Looks like you are having a great time! So sorry it ended with you not feeling too well......

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  25. How lovely to meet up with so many Blog friends

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  26. One comment for all the great posts! Loved seeing it all with your eyes...and was amazed by the LOOT!!!!
    The best of times dear Chook...we are so fortunate to be able to catch up!

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  27. It's all your fault!
    I've been resisting H & P BOM for ages but seeing your photos of the booth and the quilt tipped the balance..... I just signed up!
    Oh how I wish I could have visited that booth... I'd be in hock up to my eyeballs right now.

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  28. What a wonderful time it must have been! I finally get to put a face to your name. I had never seen a picture of you! Do know Cadygirl but not the others! Love all the goodies you bought! What a blast! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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  29. Oh wow! It looks like so much fun. For maybe the first time ever I wish I was an Aussie not a Kiwi ........... don't worry I'll get over that feeling soon ...... lol
    Thanks for sharing the fun of the quilt show!

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