Tuesday, 28 January 2014

the carnival is over....

well the holidays have come to a sreeching halt, back to work unfortunately.
The holidays have been wonderful. Lots of visits with friends and family have been the highlights.
My last holiday fling was a day spent with the country girls from the noisy table.
My partners in crime Elyte, Robyn, Anne and I headed off to Gisborne to be met at the beautiful patchwork shop by Sue .(We were missing Annie one of the usual subjects who was absent due to having to work. )
We spent a lot of time there and we were even met by the lovely Irene Blanck. I didn't have my camera so only got one pic of Irene and myself, we're BFF's you know.
(I work with Irene's sil and we love to tease her with a pic when we meet.)

these were my purchases for the day and they only jumped into my bag at the last minute...
The Patchnquilt shop is amazing and well worth a visit.. I have my eye on some lovely blues that will be coming home with me next time.


The convoy then hit the road and we arrived at Tracee's house which was a treat in itself. All her gorgeous quilts hanging around her home were amazing!
Such a warm welcome and the wonderful hospitality of Tracee, Sue, Tania and Marg was a pleasure. Thankyou so much for having us!
We had an afternoon full of laughing and chatting and eating of course we even discussed and compared our dancing styles.
I don't think I will argue with Shez at all when she accuses us of being the noisy table next Ballan get together!
As I didn't have my camera I will pinch my favourites from Tracee and Sue's blogs....
Tracee's 'dancer' pole
Me, Robyn, Marg, Tracee, Anne, Elyte, Tania and Sue
How special to share such fun times with such beautiful women, thanks girlies..


Now you might ask, did the Australian Flag get done in time?
Well...... sort of...... I worked on quilting it every spare moment on Australia Day, and then continued on the Australia Day holiday........and by the afternoon the binding was on and it was done.
Now for the pics...
of course.
Aloof Maise shot, while I was getting ready to baste. 

all quilted and bound..

rolled up shot.
Hope you all have a wonderful week, I am sure I am in for a tiring week. The predicted hot temps are definitely not going to help.
cheers for now
Marina


27 comments:

shez said...

Lol,I love that dancers pole shot,it gave me a good laugh and see now you believe that they are the noisy ones,lol,love your quilt too,a wonderful finish for you my friend.xx

Karen said...

It does look like a wonderful time was had by all.
Your quilt looks great. There is a lot of work in it and it has come up so well.
Congratulations.

Elyte said...

Well done with the flag quilt, a very fast finish.
Saturday was a wonderful day out. Gisborne is just up the road!
Lovely photo with your BFF.

Sue said...

Lovely quilt, looks like you had fun!

Maria said...

LOL what a lot of fun with your friends.. Nice buys too.
Your Flag Quilt looks great.
My magazine arrived today... Yeh !!!! thanks for your help..

Sheila said...

What a perfectly fabulous time you gals had. So nice yo see you all enjoying yourselves so much . Some lovely fabric came home with you and congrats on finishing up your great flag !

Lin said...

Lovely to have such good friends. Your flag looks great - so pleased you got it finished. Good luck for the coming days! Wish I could send you some of our rain. xx

Fiona said...

how fun to have a day of laughs... I do love the pole dancers!!! and your flag worked out just perfect...
hope the back to school week goes okay and it cools down a bit....
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Sounds like a great day out. The Danger sign says it all!!!
Just love the Aussie flag. Hope you use it lots.

Happy days.
Bev.

Susan said...

Sounds like it was a really fun day out with friends. Love how your flag quilt turned out, very clever.

elliek said...

Wow your flag quilt looks great and I love the pole dancing! Not looking forward to the heatwave set for the weekend!

kiwikid said...

We had a good time didn't we!!! We need to do it again for sure! Love the Aussie quilt! It looks really good!
Hope you survive this week at work!
xx

kiwikid said...

Love the photo of you and Irene,...no wonder the SIL was having something to say!!! Lol!!
xx

Lib said...

Looks like you had a ball with all your quilting buddies :-)
Just love the flag, on my list to do for NEXT Australia Day, very inspiring. So glad Maisie approves lol

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Perfect day...fanastic photos...love the quilt...

Lisa said...

Oh, I can empathise, it's pretty tough going back to work isn't it. I love your quilt... I haven't done any more than copy the pattern yet because I haven't found the fabric I want for it. Yours is so lovely!

Narelle said...

Lovely fun times :o)
Well done with your flag ... I'm sure Maisie approved.
Hope you have air con at work, that will help.

Els koetsier said...

You can see at the pictures that you had a lovely day with friends at the same hobby Quilten.

The Quilt is lovely to see. Wel done Marina.

Wendy said...

Looks as if all had a wonderful time...nice to be able to put a face to such a lovely lady...your quilt turned out just wonderful...a great finish.

Jindi's Cottage said...

A final fling before returning to the world of reality is always a good thing…and a majorly fun day looks to have been had by all…the flag quilt is awesome and finishing on the Australia Day holiday definitely qualifies as "in time"…try and stay cool...

Carrie P. said...

the pole shot is cute. looks like you all know how to have fun.
your flag quilt is great!

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed catching up with you and reading your post...Hugs O'faigh

Anthea said...

What a boring time you had Marina, what a shame, LOL... it looks like a fab time was had, good for all of you!
And the Aus flag quilt is amazing, well done on getting it all done so quickly and so beautifully... x

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks like a wonderful day, love your new purchases. Your flag quilt is gorgeous too, is it for your home?

Charlie and Wendy said...

Looks like a lovely day. Your flag quilt is gorgeous, is it for your home?

Val Spiers said...

What a crazy bunch you are. I like the fabrics you got at the quilt shop. That flag quilt is amazing. Great finish.
Valspierssews

Lisa said...

I bought my batiks today and the fair!!! Very excited to start on this project.