Sunday, 17 February 2013

Magnificent Mill Rose meet...

Yesterday was the second Mill Rose Meeting in Ballan.
Everything was just perfect-the company, the food, the service and atmosphere, everything!
It is such a wonderful venue and we all enjoyed the day.
My companions on the road trip were Elyte and Robin, poor Annie had to work so missed out. Hope you can get to the next one Annie!
I will let the pics speak for themselves...
Elyte, Robin, yours truly

Rosalie and I-See you look fine Rosalie.

Here are the swap goodies that were exchanged. I received my gift again from Melody, the gorgeous bag in the French general reds! I was lucky to get it home safe and sound as there were some murmurings about pushing me out the car and driving off with the bag! There were so many different takes on the Rosalie Quinlan theme. The projects were very inspiring and beautiful.
There was some splitting of the group at lunchtime as we had to be on two tables. I was on the 'quiet' table (probably the first time in my life). I won't mention the names of the people on the noisy table-you all know who you are!
Next meeting the theme will be blue. Talk about being in heaven! Maybe I can kidnap all the swap goodies for myself...
These are the things I made and the lovely Sue received these gifts I made.

Here I am with my gorgeous new bag, photo courtesy of Elyte.

thankyou everyone for a fantastic day and the countdown is already on till the next meeting.
Oh by the way I did get some crafting done too! I only took my dancing dollies and got half the arms and heads appliqued. It has fired me up a bit to get the rest done. Not to mention the lovely blue french general fabrics that I bought to make some more hexie flowers for the Swan lake collection. Am looking forward to cutting into them tonight.
Happy days!
marina



26 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It was such a great day and I really enjoyed catching up with everyone again. And yes, lets not mention lunch time .... will we Shez (Have to say that as I see she hasn't visited yet today! lol) hugs

Fiona said...

what an awesome day.... and I love what you all made.. so great to see such a variety.... you were very constrained... it must have been tempting to fill up that gorgeous bag...
Hugz

Elyte said...

You summed up the day beautifully. You were never in any real danger. I'm sure that I only have to ask nicely.

Mistea said...

Looks like a lovely day was had.
Pretty new bag and lovely gift you made.
Pretty colours.
Enjoy your new fabrics.

shez said...

wonderful post Marina,wasnt it such a wonderful day with lots of laughing and fun,such a beautiful group of ladies and werent those swap gifts amazing,see the countdown was up last night,lol.xx

Susan said...

It looks like a perfect day out. Lovely swap goodies.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a lovely day, all the gifts given are gorgeous.

kiwikid said...

Loved the swap Marina - in fact the bag went with me to the park when I walked the dog this morning, my keys went in to it and off I went!! Now is hanging on the coat rack ready fro next time! Thank you very much!

Briar Rose said...

Thanks Marina, I did enjoy the day, Gorgeous venue, great company, fabulous food, much laughter and a bit of stitching, Heaven can wait.
Hugs, Rosalie.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Green, Green, Green here. Sounds like a wonderful day and all those gorgeous gifts. Wow! Lucky ladies.

Karen said...

A perfect way to spend a day!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh What a day......I am with Michelle....very green!!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

It looks like it was such a fabulous day...lucky you to get Mel's bag! glad they didn't abandon you on the side of the road and take off with it...all the swap presents look fantastic though...blue! did you say blue! oh I may just have to be available for once and participate!!...

katherine said...

What a great day you all had. Love the swap items you made too. It is nice to see some pics from Ballan.

Sue said...

What a fabulous day. I'm going to get to Mill Rose one day, hope you will be there when I do.

Anita said...

Oh it all looks lovely!!! Sounds like you had a great day and I noticed all that yummy material in the background of your photo's. Lucky you.
Cheers, Anita.

Shirley said...

Sounds like your companions should have been put on the naughty step!!
You could get your own back on them at the next swap by ejecting them out of the car or buying so much that they won't fit in. Ha! sounds like a fabulous day. Lovely gifts.

Anthea said...

Marina what a gorgeous post! Your sure did receive a lovely gift of the bag, no doubt you will happily show it off whenever you can...
Love the new blog look too, you show off with your gorgeous hexy purses!! x

Maria said...

You always have such a great time and make gorgeous gifts to swap with each other...

elliek said...

Sounds like a wonderful day.

Lynda said...

What a fantastic day out and such beautiful presents.

Tracee Perry said...

Wasn't it the most perfect day. The swap gifts were once again outstanding. It was so good to catch up with everyone again.

Josie said...

Looks like a fantastic time was had by all :o) The gifts you girls made each other look gorgeous. Funny but I just can't 'see' you on the quiet table ;o) Can't wait to see what's going on with the dancing dollies and hexie flowers. Have fun....

Narelle said...

Sounds like just the best day ever!
Better keep that gorgeous bag over your shoulder incase anyone else gets funny ideas :)

Karen said...

I love what you made, such a fun day!

Carrie P. said...

those photos say "good times had by all" lots of great goodies too.