Hello everyone. I thought I'd introduce myself. I am Sandy, I used to be a 'good' blogger, but recently I'm a very bad blogger but lookie here, Miss Chooky, I am actually managing to remember how to do it tonight!
Lucky for me,years ago, Chooky thought I was the 'nice' Sandy and she invested the time to get me blogging, and did for me what she has done for so many, offered the beautiful friendship and inclusion to this magical friendship group of like-minded sewers.
On my first, very nervous trip to Nundle, I took my Mum, not knowing anyone, but certain I would meet the blogging celebrity, "Chooky". Well meet her I did, along with the lovely Jenny aka Bird on the Border, and Trish aka Googygirl, and the friendships just grew and grew, and became many many more in numbers, and immense value.
(hmmm...how do I insert a picture???....some things never change, Chooky..lol)
This was my first Girls Day in the Country.
Donna and I have enjoyed many more since, and developed a lovely friendship.
Oh, I just realised, Chooky, this was the piccie when you got my gift in the swap.....
And then there's Jenny. Well we met at my first GDITC being popped on the same table with Googy as well (nailed it Kerry!), we became room buddies the next year, Jen and I, and we are travelling together to Scrub Stitchin'... like sisters us duo!
I love hand sewing, am an addicted EPP er, and I like to work with reproduction fabrics.
Who would have thought that the blog name, which Chooky and I agonised over, Shiralee Stitches, would go on to become my business name?...well it did. Shiralee is the name of our cattle property in Northern NSW.... and most of you know that I have a little patchwork business, mobile and online.
You can check me out at www.shiraleestitches.com.au
I design a lot of the projects in my shop and run a few BOM programs, which many of the bloggy girls have done or are doing...
Chooky and Sonia have twisted my arm to bring a few goodies to Scrub, although Jen and I have to fit our sewing gear in her car, so if you really want anything in particular, you'd better let me know. We just might have to ditch the stock at Jenny's place in Goondi if we can't fit the bubbles and the other essentials in...lol...
Chooky and Sonia...you are doing an amazing job, and I thank you so much for organising this opportunity to have a blast again..bring on the laughs, the show and tell, the hideous behaviour that only we 'get', and all the fun and antics.....oh, and the sewing....hehe....can't wait to see you all again.
(hope this post works...)