18 November, 2012

What A Great Day With Mill Rosie Friends!

 
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.
Yummy food.
 
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!
Thank you everyone for such a lovely day. A big thank you to Mel for organising it. I'm looking forward to our next get together in February! Now how many sleeps is that Shez?

16 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome photos, great gifts, looks like you all had a ball...

Tracee said...

Fabulous photos of an even more fabulous day, It was so nice meeting everyone. Thank you again for my wall hanging Chris. I can't wait until Feb.

marina said...

it was an awesome day! so lovely to meet up with all of your girls (some again and some for the first time)
Can't wait till next one!

Elyte said...

I feel very special to have been a part of this wonderful day. I too am looking forward to the next meeting.
Starting to research Rosalie Quinlan.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great photos of a fantastic day by the looks of things. Lovely swap giftie and how cool Barb stitched my little stars for your gifts.

Fiona said...

Fabulous day and I love the goodies you made and received.... amazing how quick the blog meet group has grown... wonderful...
Hugz

Quilt Kitty said...

Wow Tracee's gifts were wonderful Christine. I love your mini made with Anni's sewing block. I might have to do two at a time for myself when I get around to the quilt one to do a mini too. Those truffles sounds good too! Tracee xx

shez said...

such an awesome day and topped off by you being my angel for the angels and mortals swap,check my blog out there is 90 days and 10 hrs till the next bloggers meet.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

A fantastic day. OK does shez have a widget on her blog? I'm off to look (and copy) :O)

Mistea said...

Amazing day. Perfect gifts, especially your emergency package.
Those truffles sound delicious.
Enjoy your pretties.

Libster said...

hope that i might be able to come to the next one.... hope there isnt any sporting events for the girls or me!!

Maria said...

Oh you lucky lucky girls. Just sew much fun and sharing...
I can see why you want to make the little wall hanging for yourself it is sew cute and your beautiful bag FULL of goodies...
I may have to move over East just sew I can go to your bloggy meetings they look fabulous

Anthea said...

Christine looks like the Mill Rose ladies had a wow of a time, and all the goodies I'm seeing on blogs are making my mouth water!
Love the emergency kit, the fact that it contains choc, that's clever!

Simone Harding said...

What a great event. Thanks for sharing. Love the gifts you received and made.

Gina E. said...

You told me about this event when we met at Bundoora, but I didn't really understand what it was all about. Now that I've seen the photos and write up, I would LOVE to come next year if I am free!!

Chookyblue...... said...

great gifts and a great idea to make the sewing block into a wall hanging......wonderful day out........thanks for sharing all your pics.........