Sunday, 22 July 2012

My happy tank runneth over!

Well where do I start!
Yesterday was the bloggy meet at the Wonderful Patchwork Teahouse at Warburton. The lovely Liz from the village quilters offered to take me to the teahouse as it was a little out of my area and as her car can find it's own way there I gratefully accepted her offer. Liz showed me the lovely Dragon quilt she made from a pattern I had given away to her and it was so beautiful. I had to ask Liz if I could see her AHHH hexagons and Oh My they were just magnificent! I am in awe of the work in these fantastic little hexagons. Never in my wildest dreams could I make these beauties. Liz's friend Rosalie also hitched a ride and they were both lovely friendly travel companions. Liz even took me to a few other patchwork shops that were on the way to Warburton. As she was the driver I had to go wherever she said, what was I to do? Thankyou Liz so much.
The meet was just so wonderful!!It was so great to meet Michelle  and we got the most warm and sincere hug. It just makes you feel like you have known someone for ages. I also hadn't met Bronwyn from Korrumburra quilting before and she was lovely too. We all share so many things in common besides our crafting. It amazes me.
Lunch was wonderful and Marilyn from the teahouse was a very welcoming host. So genuinely friendly and helpful. We met another lovely quilter who was just giving herself a day out at the teahouse. We may catch up with her at the Quilts in the Barn later this year.
We laughed and told stories and more laughing. The afternoon just flew.  Thanks to Melody for organising the meet, you are a Star!
We may have to have a Victorian invasion of Qld for a meet there one day....
I will steal a photo from someone at the meet as soon as they put one up as I didn't get to take a pic.
I do have some photos of the goodies I bought and also my surprise personal delivery of my Little bit French parcel from Melody! I was starting to worry that it may be lost and when I had seen her post her finished items this week I thought how I would love to be receiving all that blue and white loveliness. She thought it would be good to hand deliver seeing as we were catching up yesterday anyway. I just love all the things in the package!!

as if shoes are going to see the inside of this gorgeousness!

this beautiful box is going to make a cute storage for...what else but hexies!

well maybe these blingy slip ons could get close to the shoe bag, but only for a minute...


found these fabrcis at Catarina's cottage to add to some fabric from this collection that I have had for ages. Will make a lovely baby quilt?

Patchwork teahouse goodies....I have been wanting this needle keep pattern for ages and it had to come home with me.
The christmas fabrics are for secret Christmas business... The colours are so pretty.

My what a long post! As soon as I can steal that photo I will add it in.
Thankyou so much Michelle for bringing your road trip to Victoria to meet up with us and thanks to all the girls for the most wonderful day! 
I think I have run out of adjectives and punctuation marks so best sign off for now.

cheers
marina

ooops forgot to show the lovely little gift that Michelle made for us. Is that the sweetest stitchery and little bird button? Forgot to mention that we had a preview of a new Christmas stitchery that Michelle is in the process of stitching. Absolutely gorgeous! Will look forward to that one coming out for sure. So please hurry Michelle!



Here is the pic of our happy get together pinched from Melody's blog.
back row-Rosalie, Michelle, me, Tracey
Front Row-Liz, Melody, Bronwyn, Christine.



17 comments:

Susan said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day. It's great to meet blog friends in person. Melody's French gift is so lovely, I don't think I'd use it for shoes either. I like your fabric purchases too, sweet for baby and all just so yummy.

shez said...

oh Marina i love this happy post and what beautiful gifts you got of Mel,love those bling bling slipers just goegeous,so glad you had a great day.xx

Fiona said...

What a lovely day.... and such a pretty bundle from Melody - and giftie from Michelle... and I love all your purchases ... Qld blog meet... yippee.... that needlekeep is amazing ...
Hugz

Briar Rose said...

We did have a lovely day Marina, it was so special to get together, and meeting Michelle was just the icing on the cake. hope to see you again in the near future. cheers Rosalie.

Lib said...

What a fantastic weekend you have had. So good to catch up AND visit more patchwork shops!!
Love the little bird button, that is so cute.

Melody said...

So glad you come come along yesterday. Thank you for the delightful hexie fabrics and I'm so glad you liked your present.

Mistea said...

Sounds like you had too much fun.

Love all your pretty purchases - it is very difficult when the driver insists that you visit patchwork shops.

Your presents from Melody are gorgeous - Lucky you getting Melody for a partner.

Enjoy your week.

Els koetsier said...

I saw that you had a lovely day with the bloggy ladies. Waauw what a lovely fabrics you buy fore a baby quilt, also the Christmas fabrics what a lovely colours.

Its always nice to meet other people with the same hobby.

elliek said...

Had a lovely day with you all. Yep driver has full control.lol

Christine M said...

It was such a lovely day with bloggy friends. Mel certainly spoilt you with lots of lovely French goodies. Love the fabrics you bought.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thank you for being part of such a special day Marina....it was just so wonderful to meet you. Would love to see you in Queensland.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, you have written a lovely post about it. The French goodies are beautiful and your purchases are lovely too.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Sounds like a fabulous day...I was soooo close to taking a trip to the Teahouse yesterday morning and then piked it...how lucky were you to have Melody as your partner and be the recipient of those gorgeous goodies...oh I have drooled over that needlecase pattern so many times, it is just gorgeous, looking forward to seeing your version.

Lynda said...

What a lovely day out.

Sheila said...

Your day with blogging friends was certainly special , glad you got to meet up with Michelle and the others, so nice of Melody to organize this fun little get together . Lovely gifts from Melody , don't think I would put shoes in that pretty bag either . Great fabrics you picked up and such a sweet pattern.hugs

Nicky said...

Fun day out and poor you having to visit all those shops! Hehe!

Elyte said...

What a lovely day you all had. Sounds like it was filled with fun and laughter, good company and, I suspect, good food. So much inspiration but such little time to pursue it.