Saturday, 30 July 2011

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Phew, where to start, Thursday. It was my birthday and the best way I know how to celebrate was to go to Melbourne for a few girly days with my buddie Fee, so off we went. First up was the DFO, it was my first time, so much to see but I was only interested in a couple of shops, one of which was Typo, great little stationary shop. From a Perfumery shop I bought some lovely body lotion "Mor Marshmallow", it's devine. Then we drove to various outlets, the GPS unit decided to take us on  scenic routes and we saw alot of Melbourne back streets. Fee did an awesome job following her instructions! I won't tell you what the GPS's name is, it's not very nice.

Now Friday was the ultimate girly day for a couple of stitchers and bloggers, we headed off to the Craft and Quilt Show. We arranged to meet up with bloggers at lunchtime, it was great to put faces to names. One of the things I like most is that the blogging community we're in get's us, we're all on the same page or should I say fabric!
Christine (Mac Donald's Patch), Fee (Designs by Fee), Me, Kez (Willow Grove Quilts) and Kathy (Quilted Notions). Kez had a fabulous day, it was her birthday, we exhanged pressies and I'll show all my pressies on the next blog post as I don't want to overwhelm you all with piccies!
Miriam (Yellow Roses) and Mandy (Seams Sew Together)
Elyte (Tea, Fabric and Other Things) on the right, sorry ladies I didn't catch your names.
Fee, Gail Pan and Vicky (The Pickledish Patch).

I love to meet fellow stitching bloggers, it's like meeting long lost friends. I just wish I could have spent more time chatting with each and everyone.

I was also blessed to have my MIL come along too, bit harder for her to get around these days but with trusty wheelie walker in hand she can get around with rests in between.
I'm very lucky that Sandra and I share the same passion, we always have lots to talk about.
Lovely to see you Sandra and thnk-you for the pressies!

Here's the results of the shopping at the craft show, my poor feet and back ached after lugging this back to the hotel, we never made it to Lucellos so that's on the list for next time. These are all classed as birthday pressies from my Hubby and son, I was allowed to have a splurge. I went a little overboard but most of these things are hard to buy off the shelf in Tasmania.


I got a variety of things, scrapbooking bits and pieces, a new toy for embossing and diecutting, fabrics, soy candle making kit, fabrics and a mini iron.

This morning we flew back home, poor Fee was exhausted and I felt so sorry for her as she had to work tonight. I hope she recovers well tomorrow.

So Goodnight from one, happy, content blogger!

31 comments:

Sarah said...

What a great time you had!

Lovely lot of goodies there!

De said...

Well certainly looks like you had a ball - any extra luggage charges on the way home????? **giggle**

Vicki ♥ said...

It was so good to meet you too Jo and I love all your goodies you got :) You have lots to play with for a while :) Hugs
Vicki xx

Elyte said...

It was lovely to meet you and the others, be it so brief. Sorry I missed afternoon tea. Our little group is planning a visit to Tassie next year so maybe there will be a little more time then. You made great use of your time but I am sorry you missed l'uccello. Oh well, you will just have to come back.

Susie McMahon said...

FUN!

shez said...

Jo am glad you all had a great time,and i love all your buys,you will be 1 busy lady.

Roseanne said...

Looks like you had a ball. what a great birththday present meeting all those lovely blogger and for all your lovely gifts.

Isabella said...

Looks like you had a ball," Happy Birthday" would you believe I have just got back into scraping and card making and got a few dies for my new Bigshot :)

Linda said...

oh wow Jo what a fabulous time you had it looks wonderful

sewkalico said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! Belated Wishes!

Fiona said...

It was a wonderful memory making trip. Pleased to say I survived my shift at work and had a wonderful rest. Thanks for sharing the memories with me Jo.

hugs - Fee XX

Christine M said...

Hi Jo. It was lovely meeting you all. I did get to Lucello's. Kim has some lovely things there. I only had a quick look but I'll be back! I was totally exhausted too. Even my legs were sore Saturday from all that walking around! Hugs, Christine

Shiralee Stitches said...

Oh wow, what a lovely weekend you've had....great to catch up with friends, meet new ones, and attend a Fair too....heaven.....enjoy your goodies....

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Fun!!!!!!!!! I'm so jealous!!!! Wish I could have been there too!!!!
Happy Birthday girlfriend! Now I have it marked on the calendar! :)
xx, shell

Farmyard Crafts said...

Glad that you had such a great time away! Poor Fee having to work! Looks like you might have paid some excess baggage coming back to Hobart! ;)

Lynda said...

What a great couple of days and lots of loot!

Margaret said...

You certainly did fit a lot in and had a lovely time as well. We turned on a bit well just a bit of sunshine for you too. Happy Birthday.

Miriam said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you Jo!
It was wonderful to meet everyone on Friday!

DAWNIE said...

Looks like you had a fab time Jo - and of course everyone looks happy to see one another, such a fabulous blogworld we live.

wonderwoman said...

Happy Birthday - a bit late i know but well meant all the same. What a great way to celebrate it!

xxx

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

What a haul....LOL!! Couldn't think of a better way to spend a Birthday!
Cheers...Jane.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You're lucky there's no law against having that much fun in just 3 short days! LOL!
Next time...I'm coming too. :-)
Hugs
Jen
xxx
PS: Happy b'lated birthday!!!!
xxxx

Joy said...

I'm so jealous Jo ... you know that don't you lol???!!! Will catch up with you in Tassie next March ... can't wait :o)!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Ange Moore said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time.

And from talking to B you'd neve know that his mother was a stitcher too!! Ha, ha - too funny.

And a belated Happy Birthday - self-selected presents are the best!!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Awww - you girls look like you had SO much fun!!!! Next time sweetie - I will be there!!!! I was so sad not to be able to catch up, but I feel like I was with you after looking at these photos!!!

LOVE your goodies!!!! I did have a giggle at your GPS... hmmm... it's fun trying to guess her name!!!

Hugs sweetie!!!!

AND HAPPY BELTATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Vikki xoxoxoxoxo

Seams Sew Together said...

Jo it was good to meet you and the other ladies. Happy Belated Birthday.
I see you had a good splurge. Enjoy!

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like you made the most of every minute.........catching up with some bloggers and lots of shopping.........

Lenna Green said...

What a wonderful day! It would have been lovely catching up with fellow bloggers. I am feeling a bit envious of you stash of goodies. What fun you will have with these!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy belated birthday Jo...wow, what a weekend!!! Fantastic...Dzintra

Jan said...

Happy belated bday. Looks like lots of fun was had in Melbourne.

Stina said...

Ahhh.. Im so OFF.... but ..but...:o)
Happy Belated Birthday!!! Big hugs!!!!!
HAppy to see you had a wonderful time with your friends.. and all that shopping.. just sweet!!!
Loved your version of Tis is the season... pretty!!

GRATTIS ...( HAppy Birthday) pÄ Födelsedagen!!