What a wonderful day we had at Mill Rose Cottage. From the small group of five (Mel, Shez, Sharon, Barb and myself) we have grown to 16! We chatted, ate, stitched, shopped, had a wonderful Show and Tell and totally enjoyed ourselves.
When we arrived, the lovely girls at Mill Rose had everything set up for us. There were some beautiful roses from the garden on the table, along with a 3 tiered cake stand filled with chocolates.
Shez had made a lovely gift for me. A bon bon filled with chocolates. Thank you Shez.
And Barb gave me the cutest little tin bucket filled with yummy home-made truffles. I haven't had any yet but she has warned me that there's lots of alcohol in them! Better not share these with the boys! There was also a lovely little felt star decoration. Thank you Barb.
After meeting everyone and having a look around the shop, it was time for a cuppa and some stitching.
Last time we met, Shez took a photo of me taking a photo of her. So, of course, we had to do it again!
Me and Mel.
Mel, Simone, Barb and Tracey.
Eleven of us joined in on the Designer Swap. You had to make something using an Anni Downs design. Each gift was numbered and we all drew a number out. Tracee from Farm Gate Creations was the recipient of the hanging I made.
I've been wanting to make this for a long time, so I finally did! I just love it so much that I'm going to make another one for myself!
When my number was called out, I was handed this gift. When I opened it, it was a gorgeous bag from Anni's new book A Simple Life. Guess who made this bag. It was Tracee who received my gift! How funny is that! But the bag was not all!
There was a Sewer's Emergency Kit.
Inside was some chocolate, tea bags, an unpicker, a needle threader and some band-aids.
How cute are the band-aids! But wait, there's more!
There was also a gorgeous pin cushion. Thank you Tracee. I just love the goodies I received from you.
The lovely view out the window.
Can't go to a quilting outing with Mel and not have some scones with jam and cream! Although Mel piked it on me this time and had a huge slice of cake!