Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Smiling faces @ Scrub Stitchin'

This is why I organised scrub stitchin'..........nothing more to say......just look at their faces..........priceless.............and I get to hang out with all these girls......
Happy stitchers everywhere............
Catch you later............Chookyblue........

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

What did everyone work on @ Scrub Stitchin'

Some quilts were started and finished on the weekend........some had been started prior and then finished on the weekend..........no matter what it was very exciting seeing the quilts come together and I know I missed a couple..............

Diddles finished her last block and then joined the whole quilt..............

Kylie's first finish of the weekend...............

Sandy made great progress on her new quilt........ 
kits will be available...........
 Amie working on placement..............
Maureen got this one finished.........love the effect in this one........

Disappearing nine patches became the favourite after Nic worked on this one.............nice to show off the big prints...........

Dale's black and white quilt.........love this..........

Emma's first quilt?........Jelly Roll races are such a great quick quilt.........always look lovely............

Baby quilt by Diane.......

Kylie was working on these at my last Bathurst Bloggers meet.............
Good to see they all got joined up............

Another one for Amie.........

Kate finished first......looks great...........

Another jelly rolls race.......just longer strips and it changed the shape of the quilt..........
Fairy Girl loved making this one..........we have yet to decide if there will be a white border also............

hand piecing by Sally...........

Georgina caught the nine patch bug and Sonia had some layer cakes of the fabrics we used in out SS project............So Georgina got busy and put this together........

Shaggy quilt by Diddles...........

Susan placement decisions.............

Miss Jules was so happy with her quilt she forgot to add the borders before giving it to Jewells to quilts.............opps rewind............

Another old one finally together from Kylie..........

This is what I worked on............started it years ago..........hadn't progressed very far at all............need to throw it on a bed and decide whats happening next..........
still more to come...........
Catch you later........Chookyblue..........

Monday, 23 April 2018

Mystery Adventure @ Scrub Stitchin'

Saturday I had organised a mystery adventure/activity...............
prior to this I had told them they needed to bring comfortable walking shoes/gear to the retreat........
On Friday I told them to have there walking shoes on, some hand stitching and be ready at 8am Sat morning...........
What I hadn't told them was I had a bus arriving at 8am to take them away.........
Here we all are on the bus..............
With nearly all the girls having never been to the area I wanted to show them the beauty of the Pilliga Scrub...........
Once we headed off into the scrub I told them where we were going...........
It was a slower trip as the road was so rough.........
A massive area of the Pilliga Scrub had been burnt out in a fire in January this year.......It burnt for weeks.............We drove thru  a section of this.......thankfully they worked very hard to stop the fire burning thru Dandry Gorge.........

To my surprise everyone went on the walk........even the ones who were worried about walking...........the sculptures are wonderful I think they are very special..........everyone was amazed to find this in the middle of no where in the scrub.........

We were the only ones there...........it is so tranquil walking out in the bush..........

lots of different mediums used for the sculptures.........
Bronze aboriginal man with a little child on his shoulder..............
he is amazing..........

My favorite.........axe heads representing black and white........
so smooth.............I love rubbing my hands over them.........

The other side of the gorge..........driving thru most of the scrub you would think it is flat.......some areas are  far from it........



I love this rock too.........
you just wander along the path and suddenly another sculpture appears..............

these ones were made at the back of one of the shops in town and people could go in and place some of the tiles and be part of the project......

At one point in the gorge you look up and can see the aboriginal man again.........beautiful........


The top walk is where the sculptures are and it is beautiful up there but it is also beautiful down in the bottom along the creek..........

Some caves in the cliff face too.............

And the reward for all that walking was delicious scones jam and cream.........thanks to my Mum........



A couple of girls got some stitching in when they got back from the walk.............
I wasn't sure if they would want to come back to Baradine so sharing the beauty of the area was important.............
They loved it........and the Yowie didn't get anyone.........
Back to Camp Cypress for lunch.........
More to come..........
Catch you later...........Chookyblue.........