What a (long) weekend! – part 2

There was one more day of fun scheduled on our (long) weekend. Monday morning we were up with the sparrows and on the road by 8.00am for the long drive from beach to country – Gisborne to be precise.

Mary and Irene invited a group of us to share a day of sewing with some Instagram friends, namely Kate (@modernbasics) Liesel (@lieselquilts) Vicki (@sticky_vicki) and Margaret (@mj_inparadise) who had flown in from interstate and overseas for a week in Victoria.

It was wonderful to put a face to a tag and make more new friends. There was lots of discussion and laughter, and we especially enjoyed show and tell. Just showing you snippets, otherwise we’d be here for hours!

From Margaret


20160413-173127.jpgand Deb

20160413-173326.jpgThen the most anticipated show and tell from Irene (pics include some of her fabulous pieced backings)

20160413-173413.jpgsuch gorgeous quilts

20160413-173438.jpgLots of lovely bags again

20160413-173507.jpgThe shop was an expensive! a delightful diversion

20160413-173533.jpgand lunch a delicious one

20160413-173559.jpgand it was so interesting to see what everyone was working on



20160413-173730.jpgTime passes so quickly on these days; it would have been wonderful to stay longer, but we had to get our guests to their next destination and it was time for GJ and I to head home…….and recover! It was a fabulous weekend and with the AQC starting tomorrow, I suspect we just might see each other again very soon…….

Meredithe x

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13 Responses to What a (long) weekend! – part 2

  1. Irene Blanck says:

    What a great record of memories! Sunday was so relaxing…just sitting, sewing, eating and having fun with friends. Monday was more “noisy”… everyone wanted to talk at the same time – everyone wanted to get to know each other. It was a wonderful meeting of old friends and new. We must do it again next year!

  2. June Hamilton says:

    Now I know why that camera was always at the ready!! What a fabulous weekend it was. 😀 Such talented and friendly girls. I hope you and Glenda hand a good trip home after dropping us off at Millrose.

  3. Did any of you get anything done when you were so busy sharing your excitement about it!

  4. Cécile says:

    OMG you showed us lots of beauties….thank you M and lucky you for this fabulous weekend !
    I’m glad to go to the Quiltmania show in Nantes and i hope to say “hello” to Linda in person !
    I wish you a lovely day !

  5. Susan says:

    I have just spent a delightful evening with those lovely girls- Marg, Liesel and Kate! And I recognise their work in your photos too, especially Marg’s Circle Game blocks! Wonder how I can wrangle an invite to a sewing day next time!?

  6. Carrolyn v says:

    May I just be a ly on your shoulder and follow you everywhere. You Aussie girls are sooooo productive, creative, AND you have time to blog!!! Thank you, thank you for the morning eye candy with my coffee!

  7. Carrolyn v says:

    Meant “fly” on your shoulder…..

  8. Judy says:

    All I can say is that I will need to refer back to this morning’s blog several times to take it all in. Just beautiful work you gals do. Love the show and tell from the three special guests. The quilts have such a faded charm to them. Thank you so much for taking the time for the photos and the blog, so generous of you to share.

  9. hildaquilts says:

    Visual feast !! thanks for all the pics – though a hundred more would have been just fine!

  10. lona long says:

    I continue to look forward to your blog and it never disappoints! Lots of eye candy in this post! I love the “clam shell” that has the little girl’s shoes. Makes it look like the piece above is her dress!

  11. I just have to say it again …… FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

  12. Lucy says:

    Gosh! So much work being done, fun being had, gorgeous fabrics, talent and inspiration! And what a lovely thing to do, to meet up with old and new friends, some of whom are from insta and blog land. I would love to do something like that as so many insta boggy friends seem lovely,
    Lucy xxx

  13. thimbleanna says:

    WOW!!! How lucky are all of you??? That’s like a get together of my cast of IG characters — you lucky, lucky ducks! The pictures are fantastic — looks like you guys are all working on wonderful projects. I’m with Susan — how do we get an invite for next year LOL!!!

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