Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Day of Surprises

We had a wonderful day today organised by Susan (Susan's Sewing Space blog) for us to meet Holly (Nimble Thimble - Stitchery Do blog) who is visiting all the way from Canada. 
We all met up at the Full Moon Hotel at Sandgate for lunch. 
One lovely surprise was having Michelle Ridgway there - along with her brand new book "A Holly Cottage Christmas". Which was perfect as I needed to pick up my copy! 
Second lovely surprise was Chookyblue was there!!!! OMG it was so good to see you! 
Third surprise (and I DIDN'T know this one!!!) was Lynette Anderson was there too.  Lots of ladies from our Sunday Stitching group were there as well as the Tuesday Girls. What a fabulous day!!!!
Lots of book signing....
More mini quilts were swapped. The lovely Susan (who organised today) with her gorgeous mini made for her by Lynda. 
How good is this photo Lynette took of us all? Not an easy task! 
More surprises! It was like Christmas! Gorgeous cards from Chooky (which are too lovely to part with so I'm going to send them to myself lol!!!!) and how lucky are we?....... A charm pack of Lynette's new fabric range! It's beautiful!! Doing a happy dance!!! 
Michelle with her quilt from her new book. It's even more beautiful in real life! 
Still pinching myself I got to spend the day with all these amazing ladies and catch up with so many dear friends. 
Lots of show and tell going around the table. I wish I'd taken more photos. There were lots of blocks from "Natures Journey" and lots of Goody Goody Binding kits too. 
Thank you so much to Susan for organising today and a huge thank you to everyone who came and made this a fabulous day..... Wonderful to have Holly, Lynette, Chooky and Michelle with all of us. 
Teresa xx

More photos.....
A quick trip to the Quilters Store beforehand. Scored some lovely Christmas fabrics (it's not too early!!) and a cute as macaron tape measure. It had my name all over it! 
Breakfast/morning tea at a cafe up the road from the restaurant. Couldn't help myself! 
Lunch at the Full Moon... Mmmmmm 



13 comments:

sunny said...

Wow! What a fabulous meet-up!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous day out. I had so much fun. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

Wow, a big day out with all those quilting/blogging celebrities. Bet you had sweet dreams last night!

shez said...

Wow and double wow Teresa what a wonderful day with so many wonderful friends well done Susan for putting together such a wonderful day,is that the same hotel we went to with the LGS group. Oh I just love Michelle's quilt,I can't wait to get this book,love the pic of her book signing,wow what an amazing day for you all,Thankyou for sharing with us Teresa xx

Christine M said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, Teresa.

Deb R said...

Sooo Jealous, bet you had the best day out with gorgeous friends!!!!

Fiona said...

what a lot of fun with gorgeous friend who make gorgeous creations
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

It was such a lovely day with lovely ladies...so much fun. Lots of lovely show and tell...love the mini Lynda made and Jeanettes gorgeous block...thanjs everyone for a great day x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oops! It was such a treat to meet the gorgeous Holly...such a lovely girl xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow what a TOTALLY AWESOME day xxxx

Susan said...

We did have fun - I'm just glad it all worked out so well.

Chookyblue...... said...

all the stars aligned and I made it there...........was so much fun........so lovely to catch up again........so many laughs and chatter.......

Noela said...

What a wonderful day we all had. Great post Teresa. Hugs......