Monday, 6 August 2012

learning........

Well I finally got to a lesson that I have been dreaming of doing for 1-2years now...........probably really since I went to my first quilt show in Sydney in 2008...........mariners compasses have been drawing me in.............but never sure how to start or what to do...........so early this year I booked into a workshop at The Home Patch (Anni Downs' shop) with Chris Jurd.............
Finally Saturday came and I had so much fun.............it was a great class.........Chris was a very good teacher..........
I have set myself a huge amount of homework to do before I go back later this term............
And as a little bonus I got to have afternoon tea with some friends.......... the girls had deadly looking desserts..........but as I hadn't had lunch since I was too busy sewing so I had some yummy hot chips and garlic aioli.......and an iced chocolate.......
JaniceKhrissy and Deb  it was great to catch up....... 
Oh and "the girls" hitch hiked there way and gate crashed the arvo tea...........
there were spotted here and here too.............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

29 comments:

  1. Well done it looks great!!! Had a lovely afternoon too :(

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  2. How exciting! Cant wait to see some progress pics!

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  3. What a lovely way to spend a day a weekend a moment in time
    With a fantastic hobby fantastic friends and fantastic food

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  4. Looks like fun. We're expecting some good homework results!

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  5. I see Peg and Dale joined you too .... oh those girls do get around ;o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  6. oh looks really interesting, can't wait to see the finished project....

    hey Chris J has a pattern in this months Homespun

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  7. I love the Mariner's Compass Chooky...is it very tricky/fiddly? I love hot chips and aioli...something I have as well. Looking forward to see your progress on this!!! Have a great week xo

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  8. so glad chooky that you got to cross a goal of your list,looking forward to seeing your progress,good on you.xx

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  9. What better way than to spend a weekend. look forward to seeing the finished item

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  10. Sounds like a great time. Looking forward to seeing the block

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  11. It is always exciting learning something new and especially when you have wanted to do it for so long!
    Looking forward to seeing your progress.
    Lisa

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  12. Have fun...no better way to learn something new than with good friends all having fun...
    Looking forward to seeing how you progress with it.
    Julia ♥

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  13. What an excellent day out.

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  14. What an excellent day out.

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  15. Mariner's Compass...one of my favs...have fun, looking forward to seeing your version...those two girls are certainly gadabouts,

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  16. You lucky duck!...(I mean Chook!)
    ..what a lovely day.. I want to see the compass now!

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  17. How lucky were you...sounds like you really enjoyed the new challenge...great photo...we do appear in the most amazing spots...LOL...

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  18. SOunds like a great time. I'm looking forward to seeing your compass. They look awesome but too technical for me.

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  19. You are so lucky to have done one of her classes, I love the way she can make a beautifully quilt from such "ugly" fabric. Glad you had a great time as I have been wanting to do one of her classes forever...one day it will happen

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  20. Well that looks interesting. Cant wait to see your progress. xxx

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  21. Nice to have this class. And lucky to have such great friend.

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  22. Dont Peg and Dale have families?
    lucky you chookyblue to get away for an hour or two..

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  23. One of my first classes was doing a Mariners compass...ended up with a headache! Never done another! LOL

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  24. Glad you enjoyed the class! and arvo tea with the girls tops off the day!

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  25. Great idea taking progress shots of your class. It was a great afternoon.

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  26. What a great project !!
    Take care and have more fun ;-)

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