Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gatecrash....

I took a bit of a road trip yesterday to have some tea and chats with this amazing bevy of ladies...


they were all on a retreat and I kinda gatecrashed their party for the day.....   you may recognise a few of them.... (missed a couple...sorry!)

Thanks ladies... wonderful to see known friends and meet new ones

we went for a walk down the street and I noticed this sign.... 


 ... one wonders what craft there was with a flashing red light.... a couple of the ladies went to look and scurried out quickly with much shaking of head..... 

Michelle surprised me with a lovely parcel.. some oh so pretty teacup fabric with matching birdie charms and a set of hand made cards.... just beautiful... that shabby one was my card and made by the same lady.... also some sweet little handmade tags to add to creations.... thanks Michelle for spoiling me...


I did take some stitching and did a few stitches.... mostly we chatted and I admired beautiful work done by them....

This is another appliqued block for my girlie quilt.... 


of course when one visits a new town and new quilt shops one has to buy up....


yup... I got two skeins of thread for yonder girlie quilt

Righto, Gotto Go.... I want to put in some eyelets and finish off a bag.....

26 comments:

  1. A very nice way to spend the day. Hugs, xx.

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  2. It was lovely to see you! Thanks so much for the presents :)
    I also got the sweetest bag from one of the parcels ;)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  3. It was great to spend the day with you Fiona and have a good old chat and giggle. Shame you didn't see the hilarious carry on with your game xx

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  4. how wonderful! I am sure you all had a ball...
    red light craft district?? oh no thanks...
    Your block looks great.
    boy you were on a tight budget! lol

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  5. Wow have lucky to catch up with these ladies and so glad you had a great day,trust you to find the red light district,lol.have a lovely evening my friend.xx

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  6. It was sooooo good to see you and have you spend the day with us. Thank you for all the gifts and food (the chocolates were gone in a flash). Wish you had been there for the game too... it was hilarious. xx

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  7. Looks like you had agreat day Fiona. I'm sure the ladies didn't mind your gate-crashing. Hugs.....

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  8. Certainly sounds like a great day.......but the mind boggles at red light craft!

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  9. How did you leave at the end of the day? The pics of the retreat look great. At least you got to share a day of fun.

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  10. Sounds like such fun. xx debbie

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful day out with that fun bunch of girls Fiona

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  12. so nice you got to catch up with the girls............so was it Sandi and Teresa checking out the "craft" shop?????

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  13. What a nice way to spend the day, friends and sewing.

    Debbie

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  14. Nice to be able to go for a drive and catch up with the lovely ladies.
    Lovely gifts from Michelle...

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  15. How fun Fiona to spend some time with these lovely ladies . Your girlie block is sweet :-) hugs Sheila

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  16. That's the best kind of road trip when you get to see wonderful people. You were a big spender werent you. So pleased you all enjoyed the day.

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  17. Love that 'girlie' block!!!! That color/look is very much like the border/backing for the current "carnation" quilt I'm working on and I totally am in love with the print. Gatherings such as that one are such a breath of fresh air.....and I am definitely ready for such!!!!!!! Happy talented group....hugs...........

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  18. What? There were no bouncers to get that gate crasher! LOL! Sounds like you all had a lovely day Fiona.

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  19. Lovely way to spend the day :-)

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  20. Well at least this is one gate-crash that won't be on the news for the wrong reasons Fiona!
    I am curious, was the head-shaking about the 'Crafts' in approval, or disgust?!

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  21. Perfect way to enjoy the day. When you can catch so many wonderful people in one place you definitely have to gate-crash.

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful day, although a little intriguing. Makes you wonder what people think when you say you craft all day!

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  23. Hmmm, now I'm wanting to know about the red light "craft"..........knitted garments maybe?

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  24. Hello Fiona,

    Gatecrasher, first I thought you were on My Kitchen Rules. Such a lovely spot the ladies chose for their retreat. What was in the parcels you took along?

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Bev.

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