Sunday, 20 February 2011

a Wonderful Saturday

Yesterday morning I headed into the city to meet Fiona from Bubz rugz who is in Melbourne for a visit.
Neither of us knew what the other looked like so it was quite funny meeting  up at Flinders St station. DH and I watched intently to see who would answer a phone call and try to guess which person was Fiona. I had only ever seen a pic of her with her face blocked by a camera so I was looking out for a familiar top of her head lol. There is photographic evidence of us catching up, as there was with Teresa, a photo of the two of us with a twist. I will have to wait for Fiona to get home and send me a copy. It will definitely be worth a giggle and will show the lovely bag she gave me that she used my 'free to good home' pumpkin fabric for.
We went and got a coffee and brunch and just sat and chatted away for a few hours that went way too fast before I had to meet DH again for the trip home. I just can't get over how wonderful it is to meet blog friends in the 'flesh'. She is a really lovely person and we had lots in common. I must say I have been lucky to have met 3 blogiverse friends and it has been a joy each time.
Before Fiona left to come to Melb. she had asked if I would like some of her home felted wools, I of course said I would love some, I was overwhelmed with the huge bag that Fiona brought for me. I have a superb stash of wools now and  I can make lots of goodies with felted wools! It was just wonderful to meet with Fiona. So heaps of hugs and thanks for meeting me in Melbourne Fiona!!

Meeting up with Fiona meant that I could also hand deliver the two stitcheries done by mum and myself for Helen Stubings quilts to raise money for flood victims. It was lovely to hand them over in person as Fiona was our delegated person who would be sewing the blocks into a top. They were quite enjoyable and quick to do.
I also managed to finish another stitchery for my boys story quilt.
Boys can be so devilish can't they! I love it .

Hope your weekend has been a great one too!
See you soon for the Christmas item for February...Has everyone managed to get one done?
cheers
Marina

11 comments:

Mistea said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day.
The Boys Story quilt is very realistic! Love this pic.

Melody said...

How fabulous, so glad to hear you had a great time.

els koetsier said...

What a lovely felts you get form here. The stitchery of the boy quilt lovely. I look forward how the boy quilt when it is finished.

Cheers Els

Serenata said...

How wonderful to meet Fiona and that you had such a lovely time together. The boy and the spider are great - that quilt certainly captures the spirit and mischievousness of boys doesn't it.

Elyte said...

Sounds like you have had a great weekend. You will have fun playing with all your wools. Not sure if I will be ready with Christmas items on the 25th but I haven't given up hope yet.
Your hexie garden is growing beautifully.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, boys can get into lots of trouble. I have two so I know. Cute block.
Great pieces of wool for you to work with too.
Great blocks to help out your neighbors who are need.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, boys can get into lots of trouble. I have two so I know. Cute block.
Great pieces of wool for you to work with too.
Great blocks to help out your neighbors who are need.

Narelle said...

Sounds like the perfect get together. :o)
Lovely stitcheries ... typical boy I'd say.

RobynK said...

We all need great days like that! I really love the spider sequence blocks.

BubzRugz said...

It was so great to catch up with you too.... ha for the photo I have left my camera behind!!! hopefully it will be sent soon but one never knows with sons?? Love your pincushion base.... and that stitchery block is just such fun... the expressions are fantastic!
Catch up soon

carine said...

Nice sticheries , well done love and hugs Carine-Bruges