Sunday, 16 March 2008

Wow what a great few days...........

Hi all I have had a few days in Melbourne and I have had the best time........(exhausted today).........we will be going back for sure.............we did so much in such a short time but here is the blog highlights........so grab your cofffee or wine and sit back as this is a big post......

......I went to the Museum one day and met up with Little Mysteries. It was so nice of her to come into the city area and meet me..........we had a great time chatting and wandering around the museum (which is also wonderful) and when we were done there we walked around to Meet Me at Mikes I have heard a bit about so it was fun to go and see....and a nice lunch together............thanks so much Little Mysteries for showing me some of Melbourne........... and for the presents for the kids they loved them I will show them in my next post........


Next stop was the Stitches and Craft expo - a tram and train trip and we were there waiting for the show to open...........Fairy Girl came with me


Now here I met up with Flower Garden (Annie), Ric Rac (Jodie) and Oz Country Quilting Mum (Tracey).............



(Back Jodie, Annie, Front me and Tracey)

Well what a day - lots of chatting we had morning tea as soon as we met so we could chatter and I told Annie to head to the furtherest table in the corner so we could be noisy as we had already been just walking to the food area..............we all just got on so well and had the best day together........Thank goodness Jodie brought her trolley bag and we all put some goodies in it and Fairy Girl dragged it around all day...........lol....kept her busy..........the girls spolit her ......


here is Tracey with her coat hanger........it is huge they should have given it to her for free and I am not sure how many people she had to tell where she got it from..........lol.........

Also met Dear Fii, Miss Marzie and Lululollylegs..........all lovely friendly girls............they were on a stand at the show so this was a bonus as I didn't know they were going to be there.............


Oh and we nearly missed the quilts ...............not that there were very many but here are some of the highlights


If you ant any details of who made them I think I have it for most............



So Australian with the cricket........



This Mariners Compass had Oriental faces in all the centres of the compasses



Hope you can see enough of the quilting here............



This one with the birds is my favourite...........



This was Fairy Girls favourite and she is a young quilter....



darker quilt............



I did like the effects of this one and the red and black and white............



pretty flowers here...........



bit hard to see here but some fairies - another favourite of Fairy Girls..........wonder why????



I do love flowers.........



This one was quite different...................but I liked it



soft and pretty..........



These last 2 were calendar quilts...................



now of course I brought things but that will have to be in the next post.............also the little presents fromthe girls............opps I was not so organised last week..........

Thanks so much girls for travelling in to meet up.................just wished I lived closer but I will be back............you are all so lovely and friendly ...................

24 comments:

  1. It was like we had known you forever. I just enjoyed the day so much. Now you are a "real" person to me and not just one of my imaginary friends like Soren Lorenson.

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  2. I am so glad you had such a wonderful day and lucky you being able to meet your bloggy friends in real life and getting on so well!The quilts are amazing-thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Its wonderful to see bloggers coming together! So glad you had a wonderful time! Those quilts are lovely, your so lucky to be able to take photos (they wont let us down here!!)
    Cant wait to see your goodies!!

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  4. You are right, you can click on the title in bloglines and get to the blog...now I just need to make mine get a title section!
    Your photos are great, I will just link to you for the quilt show, I only had the family camera...I had such a great time, you and the girls were fabulous and I could have taken the fairy girl home, what a perfect child, 8 hours shopping! lol Tracey

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  5. Oh what fun! I recognised Tracey right away ..... glad you all had a great day and thanks for sharing the photos of the quilts - stunning!

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Melbourne, so glad we can finally put a face to your name......

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  7. Thanks for sharing all this pics with us! Happy quilting!

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  8. Donna what a great (and long) trip! Looks like you all had so much fun.

    The last quilt you showed is spectacular. Just beautiful!

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  9. What a great opportunity for you all. Now DH can call the "real" friends not "pretend" friends.
    Looks like you all had fun, can't wait to see more pics.

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  10. Donna, Thankyou for travelling so far - by far the furthest !
    It was the best day, Annie and I talked about you and Tracey and how great you are and whether or not you had hypnotised Fairy Girl into her perfect behaviour all the way home.
    I still keep smiling to myself about tracey and that coathanger!

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  11. Wow! Sounds like you had a truly wonderful day. Great friends, great quilts and goodies. What more could a girl want?

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  12. How Wonderful!!!! It sounds like you had a fantastic time meeting heaps of fellow bloggers... Thanks for the great pics it makes me feel like I went to the fair with you...

    Jodie :)

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  13. Thank you very much for the wonderful pictures!!!!! My preferred quilts are those with flowers...they're fantastic!!!!
    Ciao
    Grazia

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  14. You girls had a fun and wonderful day, I can see! And Fairy Girl, what a patient and clever girl! Go shopping for so many hours! But I guess she had a lot of fun too!

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  15. Sounds like you all had a great day what fun when blogging friends become real friends.

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  16. So lovely to meet all you girls - we had the best day on Friday!!

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  17. Glad you had a great time at the Quilt Fair, and got to meet up with lots of other bloggers.
    I had a great time meeting you and fairy girl, a wonderful day.
    Hope to meet up again some time.
    I love all the quilt photos, they all look so good, especially the flower ones.

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  18. Friendship...what more can you say...it´s the best thing of all!!!
    Love to hear that you all had a wonderful time together...
    Take care...

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  19. Looks like you had a wonderful time and that there are many talented quilters in Australia!

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  20. Thank you for letting us join you.

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  21. Thanks for sharing so much fun, talent and quilts. How wonderful you have met in real life!!

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  22. oh wow thanks for showing all those pics of the quilt! we went on friday but keira had hit her limit by the time we found the quilts!

    looks like you all had fun!

    Corrie:)

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  23. Lucky you having such a fantastic time with some fellow bloggers!! Looks likeyou had a great time.
    You know, I reckon we should organise a bloggers retreat, what do you think??

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  24. Wonderful pics for wonderful quilts.
    thanks ciao ciao

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