18 February, 2013

Our Mill Rosie Friends Get Together!

 I'm a bit late with my post about our wonderful day at Mill Rose Cottage with the Mill Rosie Friends but here it is! It was such a wonderful day catching up with everyone.
 
Our designer swap this time around was Rosalie Quinlan. Everyone had outdone themselves again. There weren't any duplicates!
I was lucky enough to get Sharon's swap gift. A bouquet of flowers made with fabric designed by Rosalie. They are so much nicer in person. The flowers are sitting in a lovely vase (which I've just realised you can't see). Sharon also added a box of Roses chocolates to go with it.
I made this door hanger which has dried lavender in it. It smells lovely! Barb was the recipient of my gift.
I think we all managed to get a little stitching in amongst the chatting! We had a wonderful Show and Tell.
 
Mel's sewing room hanging.
Sharon's beautiful Vignette quilt.
Barb with her crocheted blanket.
 Rosalie hiding behind her Sewing Room hanging.
This is also Rosalie's. I just love the old kitchen stove block (as well as all the other blocks).
Shez was starting to get hungry and couldn't wait for the waitress to bring her lunch. Here she is eating an agapanthus flower!
Aaahh! Shez is so happy now lunch is on it's way that she's singing! Or perhaps it has something to do with that glass of wine! LOL!
 The obligatory photo of Shez taking a photo of me 
taking a photo of her!
 Sharon gave me a little bag filled with these lovely goodies.
 I had admired Barb's tin like this last time and Barb got one for me. It's great as it has a hinged lid.
Shez gave me a jar of lovely homemade cucumber relish. There was also some home-grown zucchini and cucumbers.  I've just made a yummy zucchini slice for tonight's tea. It will taste so much nicer being home-grown! Thank you, Sharon, Barb and Shez for my lovely gifts.
 These are name brooches that I made for the five of us original Mill Rosie Friends.

 Thanks everyone for such a wonderful day of fun and friendship. I can't wait for the next one! If you head over to some of the other girls' blogs you'll see some more photos.

16 comments:

Noela said...

Lovely post Christine. So nice to share a day with friends. Hugs....

shez said...

Christine wasnt it an unreal day i cant wait to get together again,i miss you guys already,thanks for my singing pic,lol.didnt know my mouth opened that wide,lol.xx
ps only 103 sleeps,lol.xx

Elyte said...

A very, very enjoyable day and happy to be a part of it.

Melody said...

It was a wonderful day

marina said...

lovely pics. We each capture different parts of the day.
Shez is such a clown lol

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love it, Shez is already counting the days :o) Great pics of her too ;o) A lovely day was had by all and I am so looking forward to the next one. hugs

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It was a super fun day, not very productive (well for me) but a huge about of fun. Looking forward to the next one already. hugs

Michelle Ridgway said...

I enjoyed reading about your wonderful day. You are all so clever.

Quilt Kitty said...

So much awesomeness in that post. I love the variegated thread you used Christine & your dress. Lucky you getting Sharon's gift, how clever. Great capture of our Shez too. Tracee xx

Maria said...

Oh you gals always have such a great day together.. Beautiful gifts made and received..
thanks for sharing your special day.

Cheryl said...

I visited over at Shez's and saw all these amazing things.....again WOW!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful gifts and it looked like the most fun day any crafter could imagine!!!!! ps....love that polka dotted box :-)!!!

Fiona said...

How fun Christine, great friends, great stitching, great food, great fun...
Hugz

Tracee Perry said...

Another lovely Mill Rosie get together that went off with out a hitch.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness you girls had a ball...

Cheryl said...

I had a wonderful day too Christine - was so much fun and lovely to meet you all. Weren't our swap gifts amazing.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Why do I have to live all the way on the other side of the world! I want to come play too! I would even sing with Shez and some red wine! :)
xx