17 April, 2016

A Fun Couple Of Days

On Friday I made my way to the Royal Exhibition Building for AQC. But what was more exciting is that I was finally going to meet Maria from Life On The Block. Maria and her daughter Sandra (Playing Tiddleywinks) had come over from Western Australia and are spending a few days here. Maria and I have been corresponding with each other for about 5 years after we were teamed up as swap partners in 2011.
We also met up with Helen (Helen's Patchwork Passion) and Sue (no blog). Of course, there were lots of other people 
I bumped into but too many to mention!
Finally got a photo of Sue!
I bet you're wondering what I bought at AQC. Nothing very exciting! Some white hanky linen and a bottle of Bubble Jet Set for making my quilt labels as I had run out. There were so many beauftiful things that I just couldn't decide. I only had one thing on my list and that was straw needles. I didn't find the ones I wanted so that was one thing less. My main reason for going was to meet Maria and Sandra.
Maria and Sandra came to our place last night for dinner. Mel was supposed to join us so she could also meet the girls but unfortunately she is in hospital again. Sending you get well wishes Mel. We missed you.
Don't you just love my new little friend! 
He was a gift from Maria and Sandra and was beautifully made by Maria. I've been wanted to make myself one of these for a long time. Now I don't have to!
  He's now living with the rabbits!

I've had a lovely couple of days spending time with Maria and Sandra. Hopefully, one day I'll get to visit them in WA.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Looks like you had a lovely time with some wonderful friends. Sorry to hear Mel is not well again. Sending her prayers, hugs, and wishes.

Maria said...

Was sew wonderful to meet you Christine and Sandra and I had wonderful evening. It was fabulous getting to know Noel, Mitchell, Austin and Nelson too. Thank you for all.
Sorry we didn't get to see Mel. Hope she is getting better.

Jo said...

Looks like you had a great time.. Cute turtle too

Käthe said...

Hallo Christine,
bei euch ist sicher gutes Wetter, mit Sonnenschein.
Bei uns ist es noch kalt mit Regen und Wind.
Es ist schön, wenn man Freundinnen trifft.
Liebe Grüße

Baa. xxx said...

Turtle is a cutie - glad he gets to live with the rabbits. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you had fun 💖

Christine Barnsley said...

What a wonderful get-together with blogging friends! Looks like you had a fabulous time! Have a lovely week too! Christine x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely bloggy meet up Christine and nice things to see as well. Sweet little turtle. ...he looks very happy with the rabbits x

Stitching Noni said...

What a small world this is.... I came over to your blog from Kaye's blog after reading her post about you all having a catch up over soups and scones... and who do I see your blog but Maria and Sandra from my neck of the woods (who I met at a local blogger coffee catch up last year at the craft show in Perth!). How wonderful that you were all able to meet up... :o)
Hugs xx