Saturday, 30 November 2013

More pics from the blog meet...........

I have been a bit slow getting this post together..............I was a bit down after I came home............coming home to the dry paddocks, dusty bug ridden house, the high of seeing all the girl and the low of leaving them all behind, among other things............
I had a few more bits I needed to take pics of too so had to get that organised..................
Shopping at The Home Patch...............more pics below..........

Susan, Ann, Anita and Ros...........

hmmm what should I buy here.............

photo bomber Kylie.........

pretties............

Kate and Sandy........Kate has great plans for this piece of fabric..............

more gorgeous goodies in Anni's shop...........

Karen, Lynda and Jan...............

Kate the "Sales assistant" and Anni.........

Buddies from an online group Friends in Stitching............Susan, Fiona, me, Jan, Peg, Lynda, Sue

Sonia, Kate, Khrissy, Suze, Litle Chicken, Fiona

Anita and I always get a pic together..............

Kate, Little Chicken, Anita

Kylie and Anni..............

 in the pic below......top row.....a layer cake of Midwinter Reds and a matching tonal........my treat for my full time work stint in town......to the right my swap present from Anita (or her Mum or Aunt) - love it....the swap was "Make it, Bake it or Fake it"......Anita "faked it"............lol...
mine went to Sonia...........
bottom row - Bathurst Fabric and Trim has such a pretty selection of fabrics as you walk in the door..........I had to take a few home with me........this shop is packed full of so many styles of fabric........you would be sure to find something you liked and the biggest selection of flannels I have seen on one shop.....ever.......
A present from Anita and a cute christmas chicken from Suze.........
the bowl matches perfectly with the one Janice gave me for my birthday...........
Also while waiting at the counter at Hatched and Patched I spied this pack.............
Anni has a fabric club..............thinking how did I miss this news then I read the little note in the pack that said welcome to our first mailing of the Fabric Club........
I hadn't really missed anything..........
bi monthly you get 16 fabrics (10"squares)........seriously considering this..........
there was the bright pack above "contemporary" or go "traditional"..........I needed to brighten up my life so got the brights.........i'm sure you could join in too.........email Anni......
Thanks to Anni for allowing us to overtake The Home Patch..........
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Lunch was delicious at The Cargo Mill and a great spot for our big group.........they didn't want to hunt us out in a hurry.............
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Heres all the links of the bloggers.............
Khrissy @ BaiSiNoLil
Suze @ Bear's Mum
Betty @        (and Chris)
Sonia @ Forever Always (and Errolyne)
Kylie @ Indigo & Quince
Janice @ Jannimary
Lynda @ Lynda in Wonderland (Paula nearly a blogger)
Anita @ Riley's Ramblings (her Mum and Aunt)
Kate @ Show & Tell
Susan @ Thimble Stitch
plans are in the pipeline for 2014............pretty sure it won't be just the day........it's just not enough time with all the girls.........especially when you consider the distances travelled..........
Jan did especially travel from Ballarat to Bathurst but most travelled more then 2.5hrs to get there...........up to 4-6 hrs for some girls......
......so we are a dedicated bunch to gather together.......
scatter all over country NSW and some from the city too........
If you want to do something you can make it happen.......
We can't meet weekly or monthly or even bi-monthly but we sure can put in an effort once a year (or twice if you count GDITC at Nundle)........now to find a venue..........a couple of suggestions are in the pipeline........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

16 comments:

  1. A wonderful post Chooky and fabulous photos. I feel your your pain of returning to the 'dry' at home. So disappointed I missed meeting all the wonderful girls and having all that fun!!!! There is next year tho!! Thanks for all the links.

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  2. It was such a great day. Hard not to feel a bit low afterwards as it's so wonderful to be with like minded souls. Looking forward to the next one already.

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  3. so lovely to see you all and such a wonderful shop... pretty pretty fabrics and I'm glad to see you bought yourself a treat..
    Hugz

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  4. Looks like a fabulous shop and wonderful to see so many cheery happy faces

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  5. It's always hard coming back home to reality isn't it. We've a storm brewing to our west and I've everything crossed that this will be our turn. Kids have just pleaded with me not to look at the radar! Hope your turn comes soon.

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  6. Fantastic post Chooky it was a fantastic day...

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  7. lots of smily faces .. and lots of fabric WONDERFUL combination xx

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  8. So pleased you had your normal wonderful time with the girls Chooky. Understandable that you felt a bit down on going home, you would have been on such a high and then suddenly all alone even though you were with the family. I can so relate to that feeling. And it was so lovely to see your photo with Anita. The two of you wearing your beautiful smiles. Keep those wonderful memories of your time together and bring them out for a laugh every so often. xx

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  9. A lovely time with all the gals! Oh please don't feel down...not long now and Nundle will be on...sooooo looking forward to it as is JoJo....she keeps talking about it.

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  10. Looks like a fabulous shop to meet up. Doesn't matter how much time has passed with like minded quilters. Gathering together is such a treat.

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  11. Great pics of a great day. Loving the plans for next year

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  12. It was such a fabulous time! Thanks so much for putting it together. Big hugs to you!! Kx.

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  13. Wonderful photos of your fantastic meet! What fun you all had. Lovely post x

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  14. A great time had by all it seems.

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  15. Love lots of familiar faces:-)
    or should I rather say familiar blog titles! Looks like you had a super time. Love the small,little Indy there some time ago. Hope she grows big with lots of healthy milk soon.

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  16. Great day!!
    Feeling down now as I miss you all !! Lol

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