Saturday, October 20, 2012

Retreat & Quilt Show


After a bit of a hiccup I made it to our annual retreat for Toowoomba Quilters Club. 
Di, Vicki, Marleen
Me, Vicky and Marleen.
It starts on the Friday afternoon around 4.30 but yours truly was in bed all day Friday after just recovering from a vomiting bug during Thursday night, quickly followed up by a migraine.  Yukko.
Not to be beaten, I thought I would get up really early Saturday morning and head out to the retreat.  it was not to be.  Still had the migraine at 5.00am so went back to bed and nursed it til around 9.00.  Then I was well enough to go – can’t keep a determined quilter down!!
Alas, the sewing planned did not get done, but I did do a little bit of wool embroidery and a little bit of zentangle to keep my mind off the fact that I was still nauseous and unwell.
At retreat we had a Christmas swap at Saturday lunch and I was lucky enough to win these very cute owls made by Vicki W.  They kept going missing over the next 24 hours and I would find them scattered randomly about the room.  Smile
My Owls
Aren’t they just sooooo cute.  Mamma and her three babies.
On Wednesday our quilt group took a bus down to Brisbane to Quilt and Craft Show.  It was a hoot (sorry for the pun).
It was one of the best organized trips I have ever been on with our quilt club.  Organized by the beautiful Ineke, we had a pit stop at Goodna where we had a lovely cup of tea/coffee and cake and bikkies and then on to the show.  Our tickets and other information was already attended to and we walked straight in and spent a wonderful day exploring the show.Here are just some of the goodies I bought.
Purchases quilt showWashi Tape etc.
Some arty farty stuff – coloured lutradur, batik fabric I had to have, colourful sari silk stirps and a rubbing plate.  Some washi tape which I don’t know what for, some daisy braid, angelina fibres (also bought a copper shade) and a micron pen for zentangle.
There was a bit more too, and I spent waaaaay too much but had a lovely day.  It was good to catch up with some friends at the show who aren’t in the group, and I even caught up with Mary, a crafting friend, from Rainbow Beach.
The winning quilts at the Queensland Quilt show can be seen here.
Blogger –  The verification on blogger these days is a pest.  It is hard for people to read and deters people from commenting, so I turned it off.  Alas, now I am being bombarded with spam and silly anonymous emails so I will have to  put it back on, sorry.  Just wish blogger would make the verification process easier.

8 comments:

Suztats said...

Drooling over your goodies, Di. Hope you're all over that nasty bug.
With the verification, I often click on the circle arrow in the box until I get one I can see clearly. At least there's a choice.......

margaret said...

akansig 10such a nasty bout of sickness, glad you are now recovered.Your owls are cheerful little novelties good on you wining them.
Brisbane trip sounds good and some goodies came out of it. I was at a small craft show thursday, Zentangle taken off here but the books etc very expensive. My daughter bought the pen and will do her own thing!

Anneliese said...

Hi Di your lovely post makes my day very much better - being still on the couch for better times. I saw all the wonderful quilts - and I am happy to communicate with my friends .- I love your photo!

shirley said...

Great post Di, keep an eye on that lovely burgundy fabric in case it decides it like my house better than yours. I tried Suztats suggestion and it is a good one. Found a verification I can read after 3 tries with the circle arrow.
Love you little owls.

Julie said...

Ya poor thing, it must have been the pitts feeling so ill, knowing what you were missing out on!!!!

Radka said...

I love shows! At least you could enjoy it by then :-)

Linda said...

So nice to 'see' you again Di, missed you. Have to admit to being very quiet though. Lovely photo, and so pleased you all had a great day, and kept some of the business houses in business........LOL. Purchases look interesting, very interesting. Take care.

josashimi said...

Love the washi tape! Here are some ideas on what to do with them:
http://pinterest.com/search/?q=washi+tape
Have fun! :D
Jo