Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

It was a wonderful weekend......

Oh dear, it seems like ages since the big weekend in Nundle to attend Kerry's Girls Day in the Country. I have been so busy chasing my tail since returning home....does anyone else find they come home and 'pay' for the joy of the weekend with the catch-up?.....doesn't matter....... it was well worth it...........

I had a pair of passengers on Thursday when we left home.......my Mum and a friend of ours, Jenny, from our local craft group. We decided to have an extra night at Nundle for the sole purpose of shopping, and taking in the sights of Nundle before meeting the ladies for a pub lunch.
 Lunch at the pub.......We had spent a few joyous hours in the morning at Kerry's Cottage on the Hill, soaking in the sheer pleasure of Kerry's shop, and also having the pleasure of meeting our guest tutor for the weekend, Sue Daley. Sue jumped in the car with us as we headed to meet up with all the other girls for lunch. It was a lovely way to begin our weekend........
 ....a visit to the Nundle Woollen Mills.....very interesting...........
 .....here we all are on the lawn having happy hour before dinner.....there was lots of show and tell  (I loooove seeing everyones work)
 ....my special bloggy friend, Jenny with a Natalie Lymer creation.....really lovely......
 ....check out these My Garden quilts, designed by Anni Downs........I'm thinking I need to do this quilt (slap face!!!).....no you have enough on your plate.....silly girl!!!
........beautiful bright hexies........
 .......more beautiful bright hexies, I mean girls!!!......here we are at dinner.....loads of chatter, laughs and good cheer....
 After dinner we were treated to a trunk show. It was a real treat to see Sue's quilts  'in the real'....so much more texture when you get up close and personal with quilts....I could have pawed over them all night long, checking out the details..........Kerry in the picture was the ultimate host for the weekend....an amazing lady who I admire heaps......
 I was particularly interested in seeing Sue's It Takes Two quilt after just completing this one myself....
 My next project, this lovely quilt called Icy Nights.........I felt so lucky to have Sue choose the fabrics for this quilt on Friday morning at Kerry's shop....so this will be a special quilt indeed.....( I started it the other night....no hope for me!!!!!)
.........oh, and I need to confess that I bought the pattern for this one titled Lancaster........do you think I'm addicted???.......I really am hooked on the paper piecing.

I'll be back soon with photos of the Saturday at Sue's workshop. In the meantime I'm busy finishing the project we began on the day.....just needs assembling now...........I can hear the sewing machine beckoning me......lol............hope your sewing machine is beckoning you!!!...............

8 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic photos ..look at all that gorgeous show and tell..

Lorraine said...

I did some clamshells last night.....would love to have the project finished before I go back to work on Tuesday.....fingers crossed! It was a fab weekend ...too short though! Loved Nundle......!

Cardygirl said...

I am still stitching...love your pics!

Anita said...

It was a wonderful weekend! YOu really are hooked lol
I like the lancaster quilt, but no fear of me ever making it!

Maree: said...

Lovely posts great to see everyone's photo's...
another day would have been nice..
might see you in June.lol
cheers

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Great photos!!! I also bought the Lancaster pack as well as It Takes Two after seeing your gorgeous one!!!

Grethe said...

Love seeing all your pics:-) Do understand why you all had such a great time,must have been very enjoyable.Sue D.makes wonderfull quilts.
Have a happy Easter-time!

Chookyblue...... said...

wonderful to see you and your Mum again and Jenny was lovely too.........a wonderful time once again........