Thursday, March 3, 2011

Marina and Me in Melbourne

I was lucky enough to meet Marina in Melbourne. We live 1307 km away and have stitched together and communicated bloggily so it was wonderful to meet at last.

I am such a country girl and really disorientated in the city - Marina kindly met me at the railway station and showed me around a lovely mall and treated me to breakfast (ham and cheese croisant and coffee) and we talked and talked and talked and talked, and she gave me this calorie free muffin... beautifully home-made by her ....

.... perfect for my autumn coloured pins .... 


is there anything nicer than a hand-made gift?

I couldn't help noticing the art in the floor of the mall.... tiny little mosaics... lots of them....


..... anybody else out there think quilt design????

Here we are in this fantastic building....


What a fun morning
Then she took me back to the station
I really would have got lost otherwise

Thanks Marina.... hope we can get together again soon ...............

I loved this flooring...


we watched some cricket
bad shot - that's when DYS got caught out!!

took widget to Lunar park
walking into a giant mouth kindof freaks me out


I loved the mixture of old....


and new...

widget is learning to do self portraits

~ back home, hot, hot, ~ 
~ lovely rain this evening ~

time for tea and a light snack - G'night


15 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

What a lovely trip..thanks for sharing with us.
Mama Bear

Michele Pacey said...

You have contracted that condition known as quilter's eye where everything you see reminds you of a quilt or could potentially be a quilt... Careful, it can be dangerous! :)

Maria said...

How nice to meet up with one of your blogging friends. Like you I would be lost in the big city.
Lovely wee gift.

Barb said...

Cute pincushion...and enjoyed the quilt inspiration of the mosaic.

joe said...

that is a lot of Km's between us. Looks like you got to see some other great places too.
I think it is a bit freaky walking through someones mouth too, lol.
Hopefully we will get to catch up again!

Tarnyia said...

Thanks for sharing all your photo's and sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your friend... something we should do more often... and the pin cushion is gorgeous xxx

marina said...

that is a lot of Km's between us. Looks like you got to see some other great places too.
I think it is a bit freaky walking through someones mouth too, lol.
Hopefully we will get to catch up again!
(oopps sorry Fiona, I deleted my previous comment as it was signed in as Joe! I didn't know he had become a blog follower lol)
hugs Marina

Chookyblue...... said...

i see things in places too.......so many things just pass us by and re mix so much until we really LOOK........glad you had a nice time.......

Janet said...

Looks like you had some fun in Melbourne...How lovely!

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing. Happy Friday!

Allie said...

How fun - and how lovely to have someone steer you around the city! I'm the same way, take me out of my little suburban area and I'm LOST. That mosaic floor reminds me of Jinny Beyer border fabric! Love the muffin, how adorable and yes nothing nicer than a handmade gift. Widget is too, too cute!

Val said...

What an exciting trip to Melbourne. I love the knitted pincushion.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

How delightful to share that trip with you through the camera lens and your words.
I don't do well in cities either these days.
Blessings
Blondie

Joy McD said...

How lovely to have met a bloggin friend in real life! Hope we get to meet one day! Glad you had a great time,
lv,
Joy

Talin's Corner said...

How wonderful that you were able to meet up. What a lovely pin cushion...I mean muffin.

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