Thursday, 17 July 2014

Quilt Show part 1................

Sydney was busy busy and I had a great time..............Friday was the Quilt Show Day.............Fairy Girl and I headed off to Darling Harbour with my girlfriend and her daughter.........After parking at Darling Harbour and grabbing coffees etc we jumped onto the ferry - destination Glebe Island for the Quilt Show..........
Glebe Island is not actually an Island and I think that is a mistake in using the word Island as I think that is the deterrent for people going. But Seriously if you have previosuly made it to Darling Harbour for the quilt how you could very easily make it to the new venue. PLUS you had the bonus ferry ride............a great start to the day............Months ago when Julia @Julia's Place told me she was going on a quilt trip to Sydney for the quilt show I thought wow shame I am not going.......would be great to meet up with her.............She lives on the Western side of Australia..........only about 4,000lms away.......we have been online friends for years.......
But over the months things have changed and I decided to have a family holiday in Sydney.............
you can tell the family were thrilled............. 
you can find all the links for the girls blogs on the page tab above "Blogs to visit"
Julia's Place, me, Janette @ Fat Quarter Bird, Cardygirl and SueAnne @ Buddy and Me
Was lovely to meet Janette after enjoying her trip to France, and nice to catch up with Cardy and SueAnne........I briefly met SueAnne at Sydney a couple of years ago...........not that the time matters.........you just pick up where you left off and it feels like yesterday..............

Buddy and Me, Kylie @ Country Wishes, Lea @ Fairy Floss Stitches, Susan @ Thimble Stitch, Linda @ Quilts in the Barn
I had recognised Linda on the ferry but was not brave enough to speak to her...........So when I saw her with SueAnne I got brave.......they were heading for coffee and asked me to join them............The Cassilis Quilters girls (who I was staying with) turned up before we left......
Then it was off to some serious shopping..........
Somerset Patchwork always find something here................
Fee's Shabby Shack........after interacting online with Fee for years was lovely to meet her........sorry I didn't get back to meet Dawn.........suddenly it was 5pm and they were throwing us out...............
Cherry Pie Designs............Carol has lovely fabrics and designs too...........
hopefully we can scheme ...
The Bird House - Natalie has great treats too...................
Quiltmania.........beautiful books and Magazines..............so pleased they make the effort to travel over to Australia...............
Can you believe I missed getting a pic of Hatched and Patched..........I only stopped in about 5-6 times..............Anni's stand was stuffed full of goodness and looked amazing as usual.........
I met Dasha@Patching Pixies she'd traveled in with a friend for the day.........We liked similar quilts too...........
Salley what can I say...........gosh we have had some funny and odd emails with each other.......was nice to catch up again..........and very entertaining watching her sweat it out in an animal onsey doing the jelly roll races............
As the day was starting I caught sight of the back of a lady and her scarf.....after a quick text to Fiona I got Sylvia's(@Time To Stitch) number and found her on one of the stands..............we caught up at afternoon tea when she was enjoying a cuppa and I had finally got some lunch..................
My day was all over the place...............I was very disorganised going thru the rows..........going here and there unorganised............and catching up with people inbetween..........Fairy Girl dragging me off to look at something she had found (when she got bored with me talking) but I think I did it all..............
Material Obsessions...........always bright and full of colour............I attended Kathy's talk and enjoyed it..........not sure I can step that far out of my comfort zone yet.............but I get what she talks about..........
the second quilt from the left is made using her new range............it's lovely.............
Just randomly meeting at the front door on closing............so nice to see everyone again..........
Julie and Jean hiding in the back row here.......oh and Raelee @ Wish2Stitch is on the left another of the Cassilis Quilters.................
After this the group I was staying with and my girlfriend headed back to Darling Harbour....Anita @Rileys Rambles met us at the wharf.......we checked into accommodation and headed back the Harbourside for a yummy dinner..............this time at Thaifoon.........dinner was delicious........
Sorry it's taken so long to get back here..........We didn't get home til Monday and then work and I was a little disappointed with the weather yesterday as we only got a few mls of rain and they had forecast more.............which we need.............
But hopefully I will be back soon to show you some shopping.................
Catch you later
Chookyblue

29 comments:

  1. So good seeing you having so much fun Chooky,and even better you got to catch up with your blogging buddies,thankyou for sharing your big city adventure Babe.xx

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  2. Sounds like you had a great day catching up with lots of blogging friends x

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  3. You said you'd had a busy day, but boy I hadn't realised just how busy. We sure do like the same things - every shop you mentioned is one of my favs, and Cherry Pie design is one of my two LQS's, the other is Pieces to Treasure.

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  4. What a day great to catch up with so many!

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  5. What a fantastic day. I know what you mean by being all over the shop when there is so much to see and people you want to catch up with. You did well to get it all in. Looking forward to seeing your purchases.

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  6. It was a lovely but hectic day! I think I missed quite a few stands..... too many people to talk to! So great to meet you in person.

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  7. What a wonderful day!! Looks like great fun to me...glad you got to go and meet those bloggers.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and had a fantastic time at the quilt show. All you girls look like you are having fun... I take it Fairy Girl was the photographer :o) Hope she got some nice goodies for her stash too ;o) ....xxxxx

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  9. Sounds a wonderful day !!
    Florence

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  10. It looks like you had a wonderful time! Would have loved to be there!

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  11. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time at the quiltshow! Catching up with friends! Maybe a little bit of quilt overload seeing so many wonderful quilts all in one place!

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  12. Our little social butterfly Chooky...love the photos.....

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  13. What A Fun day! You managed to meet up with so many people without too much pre planning! I wish some of those shops would venture to Brisbane...

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  14. What a fantastic trip makes me feel like we were with you. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  15. what a great day....
    Hugz

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  16. What a lovely time catching up with everyone and amongst all that quilty loveliness. Great pics and it has been nice to put names to faces xx

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  17. Great post Chooky! You summed it up beautifully….it's all a blur to me!!..was I really there? Xx

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  18. It was lovely to meet you and the girls there...so nice to meet everyone in person.
    What a great show, so much going on, I think I got it all.
    The quilts were amazing..
    We may meet again another year..
    Julia ♥

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  19. As Peg said....you're such a social butterfly! Lol
    Great you got to meet some more bloggers!
    Sorry I missed out on seeing Cardy!!

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  20. Oh wow Chooky sounds like an amazing day and how wonderful to catch up with so many

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  21. Wow -- it looks like you had a wonderful time. So fun to meet up with so many other bloggers! The booths all look fantastic -- so pretty and full of color!

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  22. What a fabulous day you all had. Shopping is fun but the day is better when shared with friends.

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  23. Ships in the night (day) again! Glad it was a happy blurr..lovely to have you cheer us on...catch you later!

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  24. how great seeing all your pics from the show and some familiar faces too.
    looks like you had a ball.

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  25. Sounds like you had an awesome time. expect to see some shopping evidence soon.

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  26. Great post Chooky! What a fantastic day it was - timing was perfect catching up with everyone. I could relate to the bit about being totally disorganised shopping and being distracted lol!

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  27. Looks like you had a wonderful time perhaps one year I might join you for some fun.

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  28. Oooh it looks like you have had a fabulous time, full of wonderful, like minded quilters! xo

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  29. What a lovely time! So good to see your smile! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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