What I great weekend I had at Warracknabeal. A big thank you to Del and Shirl (Quilter's Harvest) for organising such a wonderful day. Girls travelled from as far as Seymour, Adelaide and Mildura. In the afternoon we were entertained by Danny as he told us snippets of his life story, how the restaurant started and his addiction to collecting just about anything. His tip - to go to as many garage sales as possible. I know that this struck a cord with Jeniffer Knol, Barb and me as we couldn't resist the urge to visit a second hand shop the afternoon before.
Jennifer bought enamel bowls, tins and even some furniture, Barb a pair of earings, and I couldn't not buy these tins.
I'm not sure how it happened but I only managed to take a couple of photos of the weekend.
Here's Barb teaching the girls painting. The project - one of Barb's trademark Santas. You can probably make out from the photo just why the venue was called the Rusty Nails Restaurant.
My display. I didn't ask Danny if the man and woman in the background were related but after listening to him speak about his passion for collecting I'd say probably not.
This is one of my projects. A needle and thread roll with a dilly bag. When Del and Shirl told me the theme for the workshop was a trip down Memory Lane this evoked memories of my Nana. Nana crocheted and worked beautiful tapestries right into her 80's. The colours and decorative stitches reminded me of her.
And because I am addicted to needle punch and my old scissor case was in need of an update I thought I'd make a new one.
Thank you to all the lovely girls who made the day so enjoyable.
This was my first trip to Warracknabeal and the first time I had ever driven so far by myself (just over 500 kms) but I will definitely be heading back for another visit.