Another day at Jerrabatgulla

How lucky am I? This week I made my return trip to the most wonderful property over the mountains to teach felted bag knitting with a very enthusiastic friendly group of country women. Captain Peacock must have been exhausted after a day of showing off his tails feathers, he was the perfect catwalk model this visit, pivoting and prancing perfectly for the lens. I took so many photos of this bird it was very difficult to choose just one to show you, he was in peak condition and so proud of his lady friend who is sitting on their eggs at the moment.

Now did I mention how well country women can cook.................morning tea in the courtyard when I arrived was just delicious and then lunch, I felt thoroughly spoiled. There is nothing that compares with country hospitality and I have to say thank you to all the women who made me feel so welcome and part of their fabulous group. Kitty's garden is a magical place it was filled with lots of different friendly creatures that make a house a home. One day I hope I find a little shack in this beautiful part of Australia that I can retreat to when I need a sanity break, it brings back very fond memories of my childhood in a similar area in the North East of Victoria.

I spent the afternoon in the laundry felting the wonderful collection of bags that were knit over the two lessons and will do a further post including some before and after photos once I get to the 'Airing of the Quilts' exhibition that is on over the weekend 24th ad 25th of November in Braidwood. The completed bags will be on show at the St. Andrews Anglican Church, also a couple of my quilts will be on show there also at the request of the ministers wife. Braidwood is a very historic town and when you see quilts hanging from all the verandas in the main street on Saturday you are in for a real treat. Make a day of it, take a car load of girlfriends and enjoy all Braidwood has to offer. There will be stalls filled with Christmas baked goodies that I can highly recommend because I have met some of the wonderful cooks and heard whispers of the recipes they are using. You must also buy some tickets in the raffle for a Christmas Quilt made by the Gundillion Women's Craft Group, it is a superb group quilt project. The money's raised are used for the upkeep of their beloved hall which is a great example of traditional Aussie architecture.


Dee said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Captain Peacock is handsome as usual.

Levin (and Emily) said...

wow - sounds like you had a good time! it must be wonderful to have a job that you enjoy doing - so many people hate their job.
I would love to buy a ticket in the raffle - but there is probably no way I can do that. I wish I come and have a look but it's just a little too far for me!