Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Girls day out

One of the loveliest things - no, make that the loveliest thing - about blogging is meeting and making good friends, and yesterday I was able to spend a day with two wonderful and very good friends from blogland.
Joy, Wendy and I spent a wonderful day at Cleveland. And yes, it was very windy down there.

We started with yummy morning tea at the Lighthouse Cafe.
That chair opposite me should have been for Teresa, but she couldnt join us this time.  We missed her company, but we will make another time when she can be with us. (Lets Get Stitched in Adelaide, for a start).

Joy took us to Bayside Stitchcraft and also Nikki Tervo, for some gorgeous retail therapy.  A few things came home with us from both places. We spent so long looking around both shops, that you would think we had never been in a quilting store before.  These fabrics, trims and buttons were just begging to be taken home.  I do have  projects in mind for the fabrics and the buttons will be used on another quilt.  The trims were too gorgeous to leave behind.

Nikki Tervo also gave us a copy of her Girly Gear Bag.  It looks a fun one to make.


At the moment I am on a roll with making project pouches.  They are so handy for keeping small projects and threads together, so if you need to take something to work on in the car, or waiting room, or even craft group, everything can be together and quick to grab.  A friend gave me a wonderful panel for Christmas and it makes such gorgeous pouches.
 
I gave the top one to Joy, and the bottom one to Wendy.  I did think of changing the 6 to .... (a much larger number - both Wendy and I have so many projects to finish off that I thought it would be appropriate). But I didnt want to make a mess of the panel so didnt change it.
The second photo shows the zippered side, and they have clear plastic below the zip so it is easy to see what is in the pouch.

I was thrilled to receive a special pen from Joy, and also a takeaway mug holder.  I have looked at them when people have been using them, and thought I would really like one.  Now I have a gorgeous special one.  
Isnt this a gorgeous kitchen hand towel.  Love those chickens across the bottom.


It was the most relaxing and enjoyable day - so much fun.

13 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely day with lovely ladies. Great photo. Lots of yummy therapy too.

Susan said...

Perfect day - bloggy friends and retail therapy

Teresa said...

What a great day you guys had. Thanks for thinking of me ha ha.. Love those project pouches you've made. I won't miss the next get together xx

shez said...

yes spending time with your bloggy friends is great fun,i love your purchases and love all the gifts,what a fun day.xx

De said...

So glad you had a fantastic day! Your project pouches look great

By Hoki Quilts said...

What a fun day and shopping too makes it just the best. Of course you were in the company of one of the best ;-)
love you project pouches - what a good idea.
lots of hugs
Roomy

Noela said...

Looks like you had a great day. Lots of nice presents given and received. Hugs....

Chookyblue...... said...

it sure is one of the loveliest things about blogging......meeting up with other bloggers.........

Fiona said...

I agree it is the best thing about blogging.... and I KNOW how great those folders are... mine is in use all the time...
Hugz

Joy said...

It really was a fabulous day Marilyn ... only trouble was it was over way too soon. Roll on March :D!!!
Big hugs,
Joy xxxxxx

Lyn said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day--nice fodo, good company, shopping, craft etc .

Pip said...

Sounds like a lovely day, I think visiting a new quilt shop is always exciting, as even though they all sell fabric, they present it in different ways, always an inspiration.

Wendy B said...

It was the best day Marilyn...and yep....way too fast!!!! Soooo didn't want to go 'home'!!! But Adelaide's not too far away.....I hope you're exercising those cheek muscles...mine were sore for a couple of days from all the laughing and chatting we did...and I'm looking forward to Teresa being there next time too! xox big sugary hugs
Wendy :O)