Saturday, 15 March 2014

a bloggy friend and a new project...

I'll start with the new project..
Today Hub and I headed off to the Monbulk quilt show. Boy there were some beautiful quilts.
I met up with the lovely Mrs Martin, she is such a friendly person and funny to boot.
As I was leaving I saw a collection of beautiful quilts by Viv's creations. Karen is still able to supply these patterns if you would like them. I saw one that I just had to have.
The pattern photo doesn't do it justice at all but it is so lovely in the flesh so I went back in and bought the pattern. There was also a breathtaking quilt called the unknown quilt by Max and Louise pattern co.I resisted as there is some incredibly tiny foundation piecing in the centre piece but you never know...... It was so tempting as it has lots of hexie flowers and the one they had on show was all in blues and tan/creams!
There was another tempter that I am thinking seriously about, a very sweet design by Peaches and Patches called Natures Gifts. Adorable stitcheries with some piecing.
I was very happy with my buy and a few extra goodies made their way into my bag on the way out.
Leonie West was there with her westalee rulers and I stopped by to let her know that I had tried her technique for piecing quite successfully if I may say so myself. Must have been because I was sitting in the front row of the presentation?
Here is my new project...
When I got home I couldn't wait to get started so I nipped over to Jemima's before they closed to get the linen for the stitcheries and a fabric for the borders. I hope to trace at least one block tonight
 these lovely cards just had to come home with me. The stall had some other gorgeous ones with sewing notions and embroideries. I couldn't resist the hexies though.
 Had to have this pin cushion... not sure if it will be for me of for the gift box..

Now as to that bloggy friend in the title.....
Teresa from All things Vintage and I have met a few times when she has ventured to Melbourne and as she was down for the Let's get stitched event another meet was in order.  A day time meet was a little difficult so Hub said he would drive me to meet Teresa for dinner.
It was so wonderful to meet up with Teresa again. We had a lovely dinner and catch up. If it wasn't for hub having to go to work the next day we would have stayed later but we were happy with our catch up.
There was only one official photo as my phone and hubs phone were playing up.
Thanks Teresa for the pic and making time to catch up!
One day I may make it to your neck of the woods.....

Teresa gave me a lovely surprise pressie brought on her travels during the LGS weekend.

Hope you are all having an inspiring weekend!
Marina








20 comments:

Melody said...

Love your new project and how brilliant to spend time with lovely Teresa.

The Patch Craft said...

Missed you today i was there for 9.30am. I picked up a few things too.

katherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Lovely new patterns too.

Susan said...

Oh how I love that feeling.....an exhibition.....some inspiration....a new project started straight away! Your new pattern is lovely. I had The Unknown Quilt pattern in my hand today too, but have resisted so far......so very tempting. Our bloggy meetings are often so brief, but always so special.

Maria said...

Some lovely things ended up in your bag..
How nice of Hubby to drive you sew you could spend time with Teresa.

shez said...

How wonderful you got to catch up with Teresa,and love your buys Marina.xx

Karen said...

Looks like a great time with Teresa. Always lovely to meet up.
And look at your goodies from Monbulk.
I enjoyed a visit there today as well. I agree with you about the display of Max and Louise. Some great patterns. I enjoyed the quilts and the vendors.

Christine M said...

Lovely purchases Marina. What a wonderful hubby you have to take you to the quilt show. Isn't Teresa just lovely!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such lovely loot Marina. I am going to enjoy your progress. Lovely photo of you and our gorgeous Teresa. So nice you could catch up again xx

Noela said...

Teresa is such a lovely person. Glad you got to catch up. I got one of those tins on my travels with LGS too. Hugs.....

elliek said...

Do love the Monbulk show. Glad you had a good time and love the purchases.

kiwikid said...

Love Viv's Creations patterns!! Have two in my to do one day folder!! Sounds like you had a great time at the show! Love the goodies!
xx

Lin said...

Lovely purchases and always good to spend time with friends. xx

Cheryl said...

Love Viv's patterns Marina and have stitched many of her designs but not the one you are about to start, so look forward to seeing it's progress. Lovely to catch up with Teresa and what a sweet gift

Raewyn said...

Interesting post, Marina; sounds like you have had a great weekend. And so cool meeting a bloggy friend :-) I was just reading about "Max & Louise" tonight in my Quilters Companion mag, thinking they sounded like great patterns to follow up on! I like your new stitchery project and goddie buying too!

Elyte said...

Glad to see that you got yourself a new project to start straight away. Looks like there is lots of stitching there to keep you very busy. Sounds like your day out to Monbulk was very enjoyable and what a great opportunity to catch up with Teresa.

Janet said...

I do love the hexie cards! Sounds like a fun time with some sweet things to buy. I am so sorry that I won't meet any of my blog friends while here in Australia, although there is one person in Sydney who I may get to meet yet.

Karen said...

Lovely new project and I do love that pincushion!

Anthea said...

Oh my goodness, so much yummy stuff in this post Marina! Love those hexy's... happy stitching of the quilt x

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous new project... So many tempting things out there... Lovely to meet up with Teresa.. I wish I had too!!! Looking forward to when you come up here!!!!
Hugz