More Fun at Copper Country Keepsakes

Today was a little quieter at the Ascot but ‘Wow’ we had some fun!!!

The very,very clever and artisitic Elsie took some time out from her quilting, felting and other art works to demonstrate making her own lampwork beads.


To a very captive audience…


Bernadette, Meredith and Mandy demonstrated their skills and talked about cardmaking and scrapbooking. They even tried their hand at learning some Quilling and Paper-tole. Betty is a legend with the knife and her Paper-tole pictures take her well and truly to the next level of artistic status.

Jeanette has been having some fun with some wirework. Using her creativity, which she usually saves for painting and teaching, she has managed to create some masterpieces.

The guests from “SYP Spinners” wowed the crowd with their Spinning Wheels and then also how to use the wool to felt Hats, Scarves and Jackets.


Some of the members of the Machine Embroiderers, who meet every week at Wallaroo, brought along their treasures to show off their achievements. Items they had on display included, Quilts, Bags, Doilies, Table Runners and many more. Here is  the lovely Chris at work with her Janome.


Delrae wore a couple of hats, helping teach people to crochet, being involved with the set up of the event and some child minding. Even Sam had a ball helping and learning some quilling. Great patience for a little fella!

Carol is an expert at Cross stitching and with the help of her hubby (who is not too shabby with the woodwork) had some fun with Lily showing us all what she can do.


The NYP Quilters now get together in their new refurbished home in Kadina and their membership is always growing. A few of the girls stitched and chatted the days away.


From left to right: Lee, Esther, Ellen and Sheila.

The “Mosaic Lady” from Pt Broughton had a sensational range of mosaic items to inspire us all. Not much of her lampshade was completed today as, along with Lisa and myself we were having too much fun learning to candlewick, make beads and felt.

Many thanks to Lorraine, who not only had to put up with me right next to her, has successfully taught me to do colonial knots like a professional. I am forever grateful (if I can remember it tomorrow!).


All of this, with a constant supply of coffee, tea and fabulous food. What more could we ask for?

None of this would have been possible without a fantastic commitee which includes the ‘Three Sisters”, Norma, Meryl and Jeannie. I don’t know what it was that their Mum and Dad were on but I think you could bottle and sell it.

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes with this sort of event and I am so priviledged to have been a part of it and sincerely appreciate all of the efforts from those involved.

Here is a looksee at my small contribution…


So looking forward to the next one.

Special thanks to Claudia for ‘holding the fort’ at the shop on Friday arvo and Saturday morning!

Stay tuned for next weekend for more creativity with Wendy Whellum of Legend and Lace.


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