Thursday, 26 July 2012

retreat run down.........

Life is busy here I bet your waiting for a run down of the retreat weekend at Cottage on the Hill Nundle...........this is my 9th or 10 retreat year I always look forward to it.............
Kerry runs a wonderful weekend of sewing, morning/afternoon tea and lunch...........
Thanks for all the lovely/funny comments you left on my mobile posting while away.....I have given up trying to reply to all of them (and you know I always reply) but know they are appreciated............
All good weekends start by gathering for lunch in a chilly Nundle............
Mount Misery was the sunny spot for lunch
I love seeing everyone's bundles stacked up waiting to be cut by Kerry...........
yep she cuts everything for you..........
and another bundle........
a flannel bundle.............. 
and mine.........
some people needed a "coffee" to help relax with the free motion quilting..........
sunset Saturday afternoon after a windy cold cloudy day...........
Cardy couldn't join us at the last minute so she joined the "girls" for some nibbles........the "girls" were just free riding in on our weekend as they have there own retreat coming up soon........we thought they may have liked a seek peek at our weekend........"Cardy let go of that red wind glass"
this is a friends first quilt and I found the border fabric at Kerry's for it and added that and joined all the scraps together for the 2 outside borders and the egg lady put those 2 borders on......thanks for the help and I left it to get quilted.............
beds are always great for laying out.........most of my blocks were finished Sat night.....I would have had them finished except for the "oh ^%$^%$" moment when I had done a mountain of chain piecing only to discover the threads wasn't sewing right - thanks girls for the unpicking...........
Sunday saw quilts coming together..........
black/greys I would never pick but they look great...........
progress........
someone was very lucky..........only the glove attached.........
my progress on Sunday 2 rows together and auditioning pieces and borders..........
here we are.........ready to start packing up.........and very sadly head home.....
My bundle to take home........
Thanks Trish, Sandy, Lea, Anita and Belinda for a wonderful weekend..........
how many sleeps til the next one?????
i'm going to have a little giveaway too to thank "you" my wonderful visitors..........all your contributions make blogging lots fun for me........and I have made many fantastic friends thru blogging..........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

44 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Oh...poor Cardy could not go...but had fun in "spirit"...yay! Looks like lots of fun...I will make sure the house is sold by next year!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

And I too have many wonderful friends through blogging Chooky...I want to join you all one time in Nundle!

Daisy Jayne said...

Nothing better than food..... fun....friendship and fabric

Christine said...

Your quilt is looking fabulous. Sounds like a great weekend.

suzitee said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend... looks like you got lots done :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a great way to spend a weekend. hugs

Lurline said...

Lots of good company and oh! The goodies, too.
Huggs - Lurline

Kate said...

So happy to had a great time, I am officially jealous of course. Maybe I should tag along on a retreat one day.

Yvonne W said...

What a great weekend of friendship and fun-- and an almost completed quilt as well.
Thanks, Chooky, for helping me join the blogging world.

Yvonne W said...

What a great weekend of friendship and fun-- and an almost completed quilt as well.
Thanks, Chooky, for helping me join the blogging world.

pamkennison said...

Looks like you had a great time up there Chooky, and I see "Peg" and "Dale" where up to no good along with "Cardy" lol.....I will have to do one of those weekends, have a great week :)

Susan said...

Looks like the perfect way to spend a cold weekend. Everyone's quilts look great.....it must have been hard to drag yourselves away.

Lorraine said...

Looks like a great weekend.....Cardy can lead you astray even when she isn't there! Nice to see Peg and Dale out and about! Love the quilt you are working on....is it finished yet?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos....nothing better, love our quilt...

Anthea said...

Oh, is it actually 'coffee' in those tall dark skinny bottles?! I see... Wow, all those retreats, lucky you Chooky... i'm lucky if I get 2hrs in one go, for a bit of stitching:)

Susan said...

Sounds like you all had a great time and got a lot done - that realy helps too! Poor Cardy. I'm counting sleeps til my retreat - did I mention its 2 weeks one day . .

Anne Heidi said...

It sure looks like you had a great weekend!

Susie said...

Looks like loads of fun (productive too!).

FloS said...

Wonderful quilt retreat !!! It looks you had a lot of fun !!
Your project is very beautiful ! Can't wait to see it finished !
Florence

Christine M said...

Looks like a great time was had by all.

Vicki said...

Looks like you all had a great time and as always, very productive at Kerry's!! Love all the different choices in fabrics for the quilts - even when everyone makes the same pattern they are SOOOOOOOOO individual at the end. XX

Jo in TAS said...

Sounds like bliss to me! A lovely parcel arrived today, Thankyou! Now I' m waiting rather impatiently until Saturday to open it.
Hugs
Jo

Vickie said...

all them gorgeous fabrics and smiling faces tells me you all had a wonderfull time, and did some smashing sewing, thanks for sharing, cheers Vickie

Julia said...

What fun...love all the gorgeous fabrics.
Julia

Julia said...

What fun...love all the gorgeous fabrics.
Julia

Leanne said...

Looks like you had a fab weekend !! L xo

Roseanne said...

Look like you had a fab weekend and even got a quilt made.

AnitaS said...

I can see in the photo's that you had a lot of fun. And something done also.

SG said...

Lot's of fun! It was a great weekend!

Anita said...

thanks for a great weekend girls! I am still very tempted by your quilt Chooky!

Jo said...

Hello again,
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. It looks like your sewing meet was lots of fun, and I love the colours of your new quilt. I'm thinking of making a man's quilt sometime soon and the black/grey combination or the darker country colours look like a great place for me to start a plan. I don't suppose you know if the country colours are from a particular collection or designer?
Thanks,
Hannah

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

who is the old soak on the 'coffee'? Lucky she didn't stitch her finger to her quilt!
P.S. Keep Nundle a secret...we want to be able to get a booking next year!!
Thanks for the blogging lessons too!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Donna! Looks like you had a fabulous time at Nundle. I had a giggle though ... if you keep adding to your group of 'absent friends', there's going to be as many softies as 'real' people at your retreats soon! :0) Looking forward to seeing your pretty quilt finished - Bear Hugs! KRIS

Deb R said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful productive time!!!
I want to go too hehehe

Leanne said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time, bet the jaw got a work out LOL

Cathy said...

Now tell the truth...the ##%%@!* moment, was it bought about by too much "coffee" I would love to do a Nundle Weekend....perhaps us Tassie bloggers??? thinking thinking....

Jindi's Cottage said...

So glad you had a great time...I want that blue/red bundle, gorgeous fabrics...looking forward to seeing your quilt top come together, fabulous choice of fabrics and I'm really liking the interesting block...

Too many eggs said...

It was a total hoot.....
great bunch of girls and Kerry is the best hostess

Jenny said...

Looks like some beautiful quilts created and some good fun had.

Raewyn said...

Fabulous fun; looks like a great weekend - and quite productive too!!

DAWNIE said...

Great you girls escaped for another fabulous
weekend , looks great some lovely quilts in progress

Salley said...

I just love reading about your quiltt community....looks like a fun time was had by all! Has that Cardy been in the solarium for too long?

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks like a great weekend was HAD by ALL :) Even Cardy :)

Saska said...

that blue/gray triangle quilt? Love to see that one upclose!

Also, the flower at the end...that is pretty...pattern for that somewhere?

Friends...aren't they wonderful!?