Sunday, 16 April 2017

Swaps, Shopping, Prizes..........

GDITC always means a swap...........Make it, Bake it, Fake it Swap is great as everyone gets to join in......its a swap we do with our blog friends in our group...........if you don't have time to make something or bake something just fake it and buy a gift.......this way everyone can join in.......
I faked it this year and Janice received my gift.......no pic sorry.........
I received from Sandy and you may think she faked it but really she didn't as she designed and put the kit together for this gorgeous little pin cushion.........
This is what it will look like when I make it up.............
The Little Red Pincushion 4
I'm sure Sandy won't mind me using her photo esp if I include the link so you can buy one for yourself......
you can find them @ Shiralee Stitches........
so tiny and cute........
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GDITC always means some shopping.....both at the Cottage on the Hill and designer goodies on the day............
the kit for a baby quilt..........
Some of Anni Downs Hatched and Patched new fabric just in store Garden Whimsy..........so pretty............
A new bottle of Best Press
WARNING - has anyone else had the problem I had the squirty/spray on and while not using it in summer the whole bottle had somehow leaked out all over the ironing board..........thru the nozzle............so now I will never leave the screw top off when not in use................such a waste of a nearly full bottle...........
Some of Bonnie Sullivans new patterns..........and some cards  - quilty cards are always great...........
Now I must say I was not a huge fan of Bonnie's work before the workshop...........her things were a little more black and prim which is NOT me.......but I must say I LOVE all these new designs.............very happy with the project on the day.............and as Bonnie lies in the USA I had never met her before but she was soooooo lovely and we had a fabulous time...........
Bonnie is preprinting fabric........nothing like I have seen anyone else do......the pattern on the back ground is also preprinted.......the lines you can leave or stitch over..........add a bit of wool work and jobs done...........
the pre-printed christmas ornaments...........just add some wool and stitching....
I won these as I was one of the 4 ladies on the Saturday who had done the whole 10 years...........Me, Marcelle, Helen and Lea......Not sure if there was anyone on the Sunday............Lea I didn't know the first year but Marcelle and Helen we catch up every year since then just at GDITC...........Lea and I are good friends..........spending lots more retreats and sewing weekends together.........

Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......

Keeping the love of blogging alive

8 comments:

  1. Sandy's kit looks great. Can't wait to see your version of it.

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  2. Oh sew many lovelies there !

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  3. The patterns look lovely love the pre preinted ideas.

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  4. So many lovely purchases! x

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  5. Lovely patterns...you know my best press bottle leaked out like that as well...I was so upset that I did not realize that it would do that from the heat. Lesson learned the hard way.

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  6. Lots of lovelies there. They will keep you busy for a minute or two.

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