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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

More Show and Tell and a visit with a Friend

Last Friday I headed up to Nundle to meet up with Bec and her lovely children. We met up at Cottage on the Hill and had a lovely visit with Kerry. I did not purchase much here, just some FQs for the Nundle Fat Quarter Birthday swap and some silk thread and needles to have a go at needleturn applique (trying to be strong). After visiting Kerry with headed back into town to the Nundle Wool Mill. It was here that I decided that it was time to try my hand at crocheting. I have been admiring some of the lovely projects that people have been doing and decided it was time to give it a go. I purchased a book, some seconds wool and a hook. After the wool mill we decided to go to the park and have a picnic lunch so the kids could have a run around. We sat on rugs in the park for nearly two hours chatting and looking through quilting books. It was a lovely afternoon and we definiately have to do it again soon.
I have since had a crocheting lesson with my Mum (who tells me I am just as frustrating to teach as an adult as I was as a child lol). She is left handed and I am right handed so it was very interesting to say the least but I am now starting to get the hang of it and hope to start on something fun soon.

Aren't we all just gorgeous !!!! And don't you just love that quilt behind us. You have probably worked out by now that Rural Jardin is my fav fabric range at the moment and this quilt that Kerry has designed behind us is just gorgeous.


FINALLY I have finished this block for the Gardeners Journal quilt that I am doing with the Stitch A Long blog. There is an unbelievable amount of work in the house stitchery and I thought I was never ever going to finish it but I did and here it is.



Another Skinny Verna tablerunner for my side table.




Well I must be off to take DS to soccer training and get the dinner on for DH who is off to work tonight.
Hope all you Mums out there are surviving the school holidays - don't you just love them lol!!!
Chat soon
Kylie xxxxx




13 comments:

Bec said...

I had a fantastic time too! So pleased we got a chance to catch up.
Glad that the croqueting is coming along nicely.
Your house stitchery looks lovely, esp the flowers on the bushes...LOL.
Love the Verna table runner!

Janice said...

It sounds like you and Bec had a wonderful day out. Good luck with the crochet. It is great fun to do. I love all your table runners. I hope to do one......eventually.

Kayly said...

I'm a left handed crocheter and it is hard to show someone who is the other way round. The best thing to do is sit opposite your mother and regard her as a mirror image of you. Try not to think in terms of left or right, but just that hand or the other.
Glad you had a good day out with Bec.

Chookyblue...... said...

a lovely day trip...........
sounds like fun..........good to have the house block finished........have you posted it on the SAL blog?

Cardygirl said...

Sounds like a great day...I am up there soon so I will have to visit the woollen mills too. Your GJ block looks great! Great to see you on Tuesday!

Catherine said...

Lovely day!! I am keen to start crocheting too!! Lovely Gardener's Journal block...thats the next block on my list to do!! Cathyx

DAWNIE said...

Sounds like you girls had a great time. Good for you to catch up and with Kerry.

DAWNIE said...

oh... and p.s. your house block looks great.

Kerri said...

Nice to catch up with blogging friends. And looks like a great venue to meet too.

Your house block looks great.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice photo Kylie......catching up with Kerry in three weeks can't wait....love your block well done and the table runner is awesome....well done on all your finishes...

Thimbelina said...

Sounds like you had a great day!
I just love all the beautiful runners you've made... I've also made the skinny verna runner and I'm so happy with it!

teresa said...

Sounds like my kind of fun day Kylie. Just love your Skinny Verna table runner. They are a lot of fun to make and showcase the fabrics beautifully.

Vickie E said...

love your skinny verna runner. I am blogging it today :)