Thursday, 28 March 2013

GDITC ends...........

Sunday ends with breaky together.............it was a long breaky...........
more time to catch up.............
And proof the "GDITC virgins" survived the weekend and I am sure they are all on the list for 2014..........
Suze and Kate, Dzintra and Sonia
We drove thru the big January fire areas on the way home.............
lots of fuzzy wuzzy trees with their new shoots...........some still very dead..........slowly the country is coming to life...........
Houses are starting to be cleared away now...........sorry I refuse to take pics of that in respect of the owners........this is the area all the Caring with Quilts are being delivered too............
fences being rolled up and pulled down that were burnt............
new fences being errected..............I am not sure if these were BlazeAid but I know they have been very busy in the area............I ran into a volunteer at the service station and then chatting away he said there was 71 at dinner the night before so lots of people working away but more needed.............Blaze Aid has several sights operating at the moment in NSW, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland.............some for floods and some for fires...........check out their sight and you may be able to help............The man we spoke too had never done fencing before and had been with the camp for 3 weeks and was loving it and staying for at least another 3 weeks............
You don't have to commit that much time but a few days here and there all adds up or maybe you can give them a donation to help with fencing supplies etc that they require...........
I have heard lots about them and not one bad word has been spoken...........
Check out their website 
The road thru the Warrumbungles has now opened...........you can see so much that I have never seen before............such devastation has revealed other beauties.............
Have a great Easter...............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Saturday at Girls Day in the Country...........

The projects..............Sue Daley our designer  for Girls Day in the Country 2013 designed the butterfly box  (top right and below it) and then there were a couple of options to use the butterfly............
Kerry designed the top left pic - needle book
Some pics from the day...............I just love catching up with everyone.....smiles all round........
Show and tell at GDITC workshop...............
After dinner we got to see some antique quilts.............After that Sue Daley gave a talk on fabric designing which was very interesting seems as we use so much of it...........
She is now the Australian distributor for Riley Blake Fabrics.. 
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Caring with Quilts BIG update..........

Well the last few weeks the quilts have been slowly adding up..............
The CWA ladies have a few more I have yet to account for but here is the update since about the middle of the month.............the days are blurring into one as I have been busy.............
So much so I forgot who these were from which is terrible of me...........so after a slight panic I tried to piece back in time and I have it all right I hope............
THANKS HEAPS EVERYONE
Top down
 Another one from Marilyn (that makes 2), Cathy and Raylene(2)
Another one from Maree........thats the 8th and final quilt she is donating...........very generous..............Debsway(2)
A pick up from Hatched and Patched in Bathurst..........
makers unknown (8)...........the 4th and 5th ones down are from Janelle (2)
And the weekend well.............OMG.........I had a couple of phone calls earlier in the week which meant I asked a couple of the girls going to GDITC if they could assist.................
Susan picked up 4 from Elizabeth in Mudgee, Jenny had a pick up arranged of 7 quilts, and a bag of goodies from the Moree Quilters Inc, on the way to GDITC I picked up 10 quilts from Dawn and Wendy - lovely ladies who are part of Castle Mountain Quilters and then the other 15 filling the back were from ladies at GDITC
Dawnie and Suzie, Kylie, Patricia, Kerry (3), Nicole, Betty, Dale (6) and Peg (1)
The back of the car was very full...........

Which means 91 + 53 = 144
And I know I still have some quilts to come still..........OMG........
Everyone has been so kind and generous...........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

Friday GDITC..........

Rewind............Friday starts bright and early..........all so we can travel and gather for lunch at the Pub........
(woops a couple of closed eyes but they are smiling nicely)
fun............
A visit to Kerry's shop..........
nibbles and show and tell on the lawn.............
proof Lynda does have her Gardeners Journal top together and it is beautiful....
whats the goss girls?????
Googy girl finishing the binding on her Caring with Quilts donation quilt............
Show and tell.............
Sorry behind with emails...............more posts to come............visitors for easter..........house to clean......so will try and catch up on emails............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

Sunday, 24 March 2013

So Sad to leave these girls............

Downloaded one camera...........another wonderful year.......
pics to come I promise...........Suze and I are just heading to bed........
We had a nanna nap this arvo and got a second wind...........
Thanks for another great weekend Kerry...........hope you have us all on the list for GDITC 2014 with Lynette Anderson...........15th or 16th March 2014
Back Row...  L-R
KerryTrishLeaPegMeKateSusanSonia
Sue Daley SusanSandyJenny~ DaleDawnieDzintra
Fiona~ CheryllLyndaDebAlisonKylie~ Alison


Check out the new blog............
www.peganddale.blogspot.com
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

Home safe...........

Came past a fatal car accident on the way home so VERY thankful I am home safe and sound and will be relieved when everyone else is too..............Suze and Miss J are great travelling partners...........Suze tooooo busted to go home so after a nanna nap we'll chat some more and have dinner and early to bed.........
not super LATE like last night.......or was it very early in the morning.....lol...
I am beyond exhausted it is such a huge weekend...........socialising really wears you out............
more posts to come
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013

Thursday, 21 March 2013

time to vote.........

The Question of the day is this........

Should "Peg" and "Dale" go home with Peg and Dale at Girls Day in the Country (GDITC) or should the adventures continue?

1. Should they go home to roost with Peg and Dale?

2. Should they continue to travel around with other bloggers who go to Girls Day in the Country GDITC?

3. Should they travel anywhere with other bloggers?? (who do posts about their travels)

please VOTE..........help us to decide what to do with the girls.........the poll is on my right sidebar.........and it's only open for a day or 2....so be quick............
This is the post where is all began............
Google Peg and Dale and see what comes up in links and images.........it's fun.............


Ok gotta run and pack my bag and my sewing supplies etc for Girls Day in the Country..............I can't wait............lots of my blog buddies will be there..........Suze will be here in a few hours..........
Quick click up the side there and VOTE...............
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Adventures of Peg and Dale - out to dinner.............

Got to love the nibbles Peg..............
What a great view Dale..........I could sit here all day............
Not much sewing happening at this machine.............
Oh Peg your favourites............
Dale I better not tuck any under my wings to take home............
Yep we are bikers.........loved going in the sidecar........
So do you know where we are????
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue Peg and Dale...........

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Adventures of Peg and Dale - the Park........

After finding a loaf of bread we fed the ducks at the park..........
the bread was so nice we ate some ourselves..........
This is a long post but the garden was lovely.................
it's a lovely spot to sit under the tree Peg..........
Don't jump in Peg..........the water isn't so good for our feathers.........
trying to hide in the fernery........
Arrrhhh this is much better.............
Sadly this is as close we could get to this beautiful white statue..........
The fernery has some lovely colours in here Peg...........
Anyone know what the pink flower is...........thank goodness I found this tree to roost in and have a break..............
Well most of you know how big we are...........these begonias are huge.........
we have lots of pics to share...........so many gorgeous flowers..........
All in perfect condition............
all colours and styles..........
so pretty..........
Hey Dale probably a drunk from the pub last night..........lucky we didn't stay out drinking late like that......we could have ended up sleeping there with that bloke........
Don't fall in Dale when you throw the coin in the wishing pond.........
      
great colour combinations............we could use some ideas for quilting..........
feeling a bit lost here Peg this is a big building..............(hope you can see us in the middle)
this hedge looks perfect in frnt of the petunias..........it gives us a birds eye view............
we can blend into these flowers easy..........
feeding the duck..............
woops here is the cranky drake............
oh the beautiful black swan............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue Peg and Dale..............