Monday, 17 April 2017

10 years and a fresh start............

So many memories...............Girls Day in the Country has allowed me to make so many wonderful friends..........mostly just thru blogging..........
can't believe it has been 10 years...........
Some faces have come and gone.........
but lots keep appearing year after year..........
bit sad some don't blog like they used to as this is how we met to start with............
I had to leave early in 2012 for family reasons and cried 1/2 the way home...........a very sad trip...........
but every year friendships are started or rekindled...........
groups photos always taken.............

smiles all round............memories made............
Like I said earlier GDITC is no longer..........and I was pretty sad about this.........immediately I was thinking how could we keep meeting..........where could we keep meeting........who would organise something...........
I would miss this so much not seeing all these girls again........
I sulked for a few weeks.......
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I've had a venue in mind for years...........just never sure what to do there..........how to do it..........I have organised other retreats and trips so knew i could make it happen.........
(I think I should have been one of those people who organise functions etc........not much call for it where I am)
It is hard to find venues for groups that don't cost a fortune and have the space required.......
(Finding The Vale for the Bathurst retreat was difficult)
Sonia was here a few weeks ago and together we checked out the new venue......she also organised retreats in the past...........
we made some bookings, organised a caterer........
BAM 2018 we have a plan..........
" Scrub Stitchin' "
emailed some friends who have been on various retreats with me.......they loved the idea....thankgoodness...
$$$ deps being paid........
beds are filling fast..........
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I'm so excited we will gather again.............
new and old friends will gather.........
new friendships made.........
old ones strengthened......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue..........


35 comments:

  1. Now that is impressive, all those years have come and gone, what fun, what memories, what amazing friendships...I hope you can get something going again.

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  2. I have watched with envy each time you all got together. I would love to join in one day.
    Sounds like you have a great plan up your sleeve for future meetings.

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  3. What wonderful friends and memeries i have made in Nundle,so glad you and Sonia have arranged a new get together and to keep the group together,it would've been very sad if the group couldnt met up again,where there is a will there is a way,thankyou girls.
    Cant make next year but i hope to the next.xx

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  4. If anyone can get the group to stay together, it will be you! Great stuff, I have always loved that so many of you get together each year. Looking forward to next years photos and stories already.

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  5. That is wonderful you were able to get this together. I can see why it would be so important you. How special

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  6. It was such a thrill to be there in 2015, Chooky. Good on you for making plans for further get-togethers - what fun! You are the glue that keeps us together. Xx

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  7. It was such a thrill to be there in 2015, Chooky. Good on you for making plans for further get-togethers - what fun! You are the glue that keeps us together. Xx

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  8. I wish,... I lived in Australia,.....
    :o)

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  9. I always hoped to get to Nundle & was saddened to learn this was the last. Glad you & Sonia have worked out something for everyone to still get together. Hugs, xx

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  10. Good on you girl! You need to be an events manager LOL.

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  11. Well done Chooky! Lovely seeing the memory album x

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  12. Lots of totally awesome amazing memories.....and so many precious friendships....I feel so very privileged to have been apart of it all.....I have emailed Dale ❤️❤️❤️

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  13. Impressive...glad you will have it all sorted out with a new start to continued friendships and new friends to be met.

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  14. It takes an organizer and a doer to make things happen. Who else could have carried SSCS so long? Good for you!

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  15. So interesting to look at all the old photos and see the same faces (mostly)

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  16. So happy to hear you don't have to "give up the ship". Friends are so essential for a happy life and I am glad you can keep this retreat going. I have a group of "seven sisters" that keep each other motivated and happy in quilting and in life in general! Happy day.

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  17. Sounds wonderful Chooky. Where are you heading in 2018? And when?

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  18. Good for you. I go to retreat every year with some local friends. Each year we have the core group and a few different ones or repeats from past retreat. We usually stay only 2 nights but some are wanting to do 3 next year...everyone doesn't have to stay the same as long as we let the place know so they can adjust the food. We get so much work done and have so much fun...we always say: What happens at Retreat, stays at Retreat.
    Mama Bear

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  19. Go for it! Retreat is a great soul saver and if you have organised one before you know you can do it again. And hopefully everyone will pitch in and do the right thing to make it easier.

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  20. WEll done, holding onto a good thing. Its lovely seeing all the pictures .... so many wonderful memories.
    Hugz

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  21. A fabulous reflection and wonderful news for all of you. Sounds like the tradition will continue after all. I admire your assertiveness to organise these events. I do believe some people were born to do it - I certainly wasn't - gives me great anxiety. Trying to organise a family get-together for hubby's 50th next month and I'm already losing sleep

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  22. Good on you! Sounds like fun!

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  23. So glad you have it sorted out, I know how much you love getting together with your friends. I am sure that the fun will continue on.

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  24. So glad your get together will continue Chooky. How come your venue for the last 10 years is no longer available?

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  25. Good on you Chooky...it sounds great.

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  26. wow, what a lovely group....envious of all your fun!

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  27. I would be so sad not to see these ladies again. Thank you

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  28. So many memories. We all look forward to the next installment of our get togethers.

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  29. A great group ,you all looks almost the same on every photo.
    Getting together are a so fun. :-)

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  30. Sounds like such a good thing to let go so glad you are able to move on positively. xx

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  31. Good work. Just love those photos

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  32. All those happy pics, Chooky... and now it seems they will be able to continue in a different way... best of luck with the next chapter of get-togethers!

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  33. I've enjoyed over the years seeing your group get together and hope that you can keep it togethrt the same, but different. I've been a bit envious at times. Thank you for visiting my blog, it's been very neglected, along with my quilting. You are an inspiration.

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  34. Glad you will still get together each year, sounds like a great time.

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  35. So glad to hear that you will make it happen. It is wonderful to sew with friends!

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