Saturday, March 22, 2014

So much to catch up on . .

Nundle GDITC, the Brisbane Craft Show & FNSI all in one post.
Nundle
I didn't take a whole pile of pictures in Nundle - but it was a fun time - chatting with people I blog with from time to time - Mostly I had seen their faces so it was great to really talk.  The tutor was Lynette Anderson and although not all her quilts are in colours I would select - her latest range of fabrics is gorgeous - based around soft pretty mauves.  Gorgeous and the quilt she had on show was also gorgeous - so tempted....

I seem to have a thing for houses/buildings etc,
so the colours & the theme are tugging at me....
And luckily, the project for the day was a sewing bag in that range of fabrics - and I had to add a few extra fat quarters.
There are 96 3/4" hexies in that pattern . .  .
Nundle is quite a small place - but some lovely places to look at. An Antiques shop, a shop that stocks home wares - like  feather dusters of ostrich feathers, enamel pie dishes and some lovely quality tea towels.

There is also a working wool mill.

On the way to Nundle we stopped at Glenrose Patchwork Cottage - caught up with Cheryl and Lynda - it's a lovely shop - and it's the first time I've been there - bought a few fat quarters for birthdays this year for the Sunday Stitchers Group, and a pattern for a quilt with small stitcheries and half a metre of fabric that looks like selvedges.
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We lunched at Brysons - after reading about it so many times on blogs - it was exactly as I thought - though bigger,

I think my travelling companion and I will make a day trip of Warwick again some time this year.


Brisbane Craft Show
A little disappointing - huge queue to buy tickets, quite a small show - and no air conditioning until 11.30am or so.  But I was able to complete the purchase of all the fat quarters for the Sunday Stitchers, and I also bought a few Lynette Anderson fat quarters at a great price for me, a few trims for my North Pole quilt, a gift for someone, and some necessities - pins, ruler and rotary cutter blades.


The best buy of the day for me was this collection of little tin houses - I told you I had a thing for houses/buildings - $4 each - a bargain!


I did bump into some lovely ladies though - several times!!!
(we helped each other shop!)

FNSI
I do try to be alert and awake for these Friday Sewing Nights - but that darn lounge chair often puts me to sleep!
I did manage some stitchery - though I had planned to join my row of pinwheels to the flower row for the Sunday Stitchers Row quilt....tomorrow for that.  We are not allowed to put pictures up on our blogs...but this doesn't give much away.

Wonder what our next row will be???
(Not long to wait.)

12 comments:

  1. Hi Susan it was so good to meet you in Nundle,you are such a lovely lady,looks like you have had a busy couple of weeks and i look forward to seeing the next row that you are all doing,hope you have a lovely weekend my friend,xx

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  2. How good was Nundle.....I am the same as Shez, loved meeting you..and yummo purchases...

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  3. A lot of interesting things have happened. I like your tin houses they look very nice, and I bet you had a good time meeting all your blogging friends.
    KATRIN W.

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  4. I don't know what Nundle is but it sounds like it would be fun. Those tin house are so cute! What a busy time you've had lately!

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  5. Sew nice to have enjoyed Nundle. Lots go goodies came home with you.
    Like LAs newest BOM but not lookingLOL

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  6. lots happening... nundle looked so fun and I agree Glenrose is lovely.... some lovely sewing for you to do...
    Hugz

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  7. Glad you had a wonderful time. Glenrose is such a lovely shop isn't it... Lucky you! Nice loot!

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  8. Those little house tins are gorgeous, and I like the Lynette Anderson quilt (first pic) - I have a thing for houses also.

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  9. I love those house tins....and I'm glad that you got some stitching done a little goes a long way.

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  10. Wonderful buys, these house tins are so cute!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  11. I like that love letters quilt too.............so pleased you came down....was so nice to catch up...........I do hope you and Maureen come down again........I've had one visit to Glenrose and it is a lovely shop for sure...........

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