Country Hospitality

It was very opportune for me that the Kureelpa Spinners’ Friendship Day was held today while I’m still on holidays at Noosaville. Kureelpa is a rural/residential area six km west of Nambour on the road to Mapleton in the Blackall Range. It is thought that the name derives from an Aboriginal expression describing a native rat or mouse.

When I think of a country town two things immediately come to mind and that’s hospitality and community-minded and today’s Friendship Day had those in abundance.

A number of traders had their tables of wares set up to tempt us.

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Barbara was there with her collection of Weave-It looms and pattern books. Needless to say, I own most of these πŸ™‚

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One thing that did catch my eye was this very interesting spinning wheel made from a bicycle!!

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Have a look at that treadle. It’s the best use of an ironing board I’ve ever seen!

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I wonder what makes someone wake up one day and decide to make a spinning wheel from a bicycle πŸ™‚

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We were plied with copious amounts of food consisting of cakes, biscuits and slices followed by hot soup and sandwiches for lunch and lots of tea and coffee.

A display of members’ handmade garments was presented and there were some amazing garments to be viewed.

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One of the most prolific knitters was a gentleman in the group whose knitting was stunning. Amongst other things, he made this blue jumper.

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We spent a bit of time just chatting and crafting. I brought this Melissa scarf I’d started a week or so ago. It’s an easy garter knit so is an ideal project to work on when there’s a lot of talking happening. The wool is Bendigo Woollen Mills’ sock yarn which I solar dyed using Queen food colours.

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And these two little sheep just jumped into my bag πŸ™‚ How could I resist them at only $5 each?

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As we left I took some photos of the beautiful mountain scenery.

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Thank you Kureelpa Spinners for such a wonderful day. The best part is I’ll be seeing a couple of the women tomorrow at Pomona when I meet with the local spinners and knitters for another session πŸ™‚

Until next time…

Melanie

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8 thoughts on “Country Hospitality

  1. Thanks Melanie for your lovely comments about our function. We are always glad to hear that you enjoyed our efforts. We love having everyone and that was the biggest gathering I have seen. We had to scramble to get more tables and chairs! Colleen sent me the link to your blog and I will send onto the club so every knows how much you enjoyed it. Hope you had fun at Pomona today. They are a great group. Hope to catch up with you again sometime. Cheers πŸ™‚

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