Thursday, 25 May 2017

Rabbits in Terang

I've had a couple of wonderful days in Terang stitching and sharing in the antics of Peter Rabbit! Darlene from The Good Old Days quilt shop invited me for a second time and it was wonderful to see so many come from far and wide……even from New South Wales and Queensland! Once again we were in the RSL club surrounded by memorabilia and this was what greeted us yesterday morning…….

 Lots of wonderful wool felt and threads……...

 Helen brought her completed project from last year adorned with lovely butterflies…… is beautiful Helen……..
 As always we were well fed and watered……..

 We had three mother/daughter participants and it was so very special to see them sharing their love of stitching. Noreen who fondly became "Nanna Noreen" was our eldest student in the company of her daughter as well. Today being the second day she revealed these little treasures to us that she made many, many years ago using crochet cotton and darning needles! Just exquisite and so very tiny……….

 At the end of the day today I was presented with that wee one on the right and that was a very emotional thing for me and it will be truly treasured. He is barely 5cm tall (1 ¾") and I can't get my head around trying to knit on darning needles. Thankyou Jeanette for bringing your Mum and thankyou Nanna Noreen for my precious little treasure ……..

The rabbits were breeding with lots of hand stitching - so different for me as there are usually lots of busy sewing machines humming……..

 And if only we could all have one like this……….
 Janelle has already started the Hexie project from the Beatrix Potter book and it was lovely to see it all - and she told me this is her very first hand stitched project too! well done Janelle……...

 Thankyou so much Darlene for having me and thankyou so much to all the girls who came……..

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A totter in Terang

When I was thinking of a post title I did think 'totter' meant amble but after looking it up it means "moving in a feeble way"! We have been slow but we still managed another 11,000+ steps today! It has been another lovely day and on our drive we stopped in Camperdown where we found some impressive gothic buildings. In the centre of town stands this majestic gothic clock tower built in 1896 - the year Morris died and in memory of a young local man killed in a hunt club accident. It is still wound by hand by a team of volunteers and stands 100 feet tall. I found some more about the clock history on this link HERE

 We have three nights in our cosy country motel room and close by are magnificent oak trees……..

 The local Presbyterian church is gothic in style as well……...

 I am here as guest of Darlene who owns the Good Old Days Quilt shop and this sign is displayed in her shop entrance door!!……..
 Her shop is full of all sorts of colourful treasures including a shelf full of gorgeous wool felt……..
I found Peter Rabbit supervising sales……….
 while Darlene was packing all the goodie bags for workshop participants……...
 We had some lovely company while we sat in the sun under the enormous oaks……..
 Love this sign and the design on the sneakers……...
 When all this teaching concludes their might finally be room in the car for Larry's golf clubs so he can enjoy some country courses including this local one…….
I'll leave you with some more magical fungi and I'll chat again soon……...