Saturday, 14 February 2009

The People You Meet!

Now, last time I posted, I teased you a little by saying that I'd met up with another of my bloggy buddies, but didn't tell you WHO. What if I told you she lives on a farm in NSW, has two kids, is addicted to fabric (Oh, hang on, that includes MOST of my bloggy buddies! Tee! Hee! Hee!), loooooooooves Christmas, loves chooks and the colour BLUE ... bet those last two clues gave it away!

On Monday afternoon, my mobile rang and it was none other than Chookyblue. She said she was passing through Toowoomba on her way to Brisbane and wondered if I'd like to meet up with her at the Village Green. Well, gee, it would be a REAL hardship to meet for a cuppa and look at fabric!!!! So, we did indeed meet up and even though I'd never seen a photo, I recognised Chookyblue straight away - and she obviously recognised me too - or she'd been waving to every strange woman who wandered up, hoping that eventually someone would wave back!! :0) Just kidding!! I was introduced to Bookworm and the three of us sat down to enjoy a cold drink - it was Toowoomba's hottest day so far this summer, reaching around 38 degrees Celsius! I told Chookyblue she must have brought the hot weather with her! Tee! Hee! Hee! She admired the wonderful valley views down into the Lockyer Valley that you can enjoy from the back verandah of the Chocolate Cottage and said she now sees why I meet my friends there so often!

And no visit to the Village Green would be complete without a visit to Marian and Steph at Quilters Angel. So, it's Chookyblue's fault that some fabric followed me home!! (Funny, my beloved Geek Boy didn't believe that either!!!) Here's what I bought ...

I loooooooooove the "Oh Cherry Oh" fabrics!! The yummy red cherries will go with the layercake from the same range that I bought before Christmas and the green spot is one I use on a lot of projects ... including a Secret Squirrel one .... SHHHHHH!! I was so much fun to meet up with Chookyblue and Bookworm and we had a lovely time chatting - and shopping of course!! And I've decided chatting to Chookyblue in person is just like reading her blog. And now, whenever we're chatting via blogs or emails, we'll each have a mental picture of the other. Hmmm ... that may be scarier for Chookyblue than me! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thanks for coming to visit, Chooky!!!

I also found a little something in my sewing room this week that I'd kind of forgotten about (actually, there's probably a LOT of things in my sewing room I've forgotten exist cos it's been so long since I've seen them! Tee! Hee! Hee!)

This is a knitted blanket my mother-in-law made for me after I saw the pattern in a magazine. See ... I TOLD you I love anything featuring Noah's Ark!! I'll share some close-ups of the blocks.

These cute, cheeky monkeys are my favourite, I think!

Here's the lions ... and it occurs to me that each 'pair' of animals was supposed to be a 'Him' and a 'Her', but unless Mrs Lion has a facial hair problem, I think we've got two 'Him's' here! Oops!!! :0)

Here's one of the giraffes - the other is on another block.

One of the elephants - don't you love the plaited tail? The giraffes have them too.

Are the zebras white with black stripes, or black with white stripes?!? Right up there with 'which came first, the chicken or the egg?' for deep contemplation questions!!

And the earliest form of instant messaging - the doves. It just depends of your definition of 'instant'!!

Of course, none of them would be going anywhere without a big boat - here's the Ark already to set sail. This little blanket isn't very big, so I've had it draped over a chair in the sewing room. But since this is the same chair that you saw in a recent photo where I'd laid my Noah's ark BOM blocks out on my ironing pile ... you can understand how I forgot this little knitted quilt was there - burried under a mountain of wrinkly clothes!! So, I've decided it needs to find a new spot in the house somewhere, but am as yet undecided ... who knows, it may take 40 days and 40 nights until it finds its final resting place! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Well, since it's rainy, overcast and cool here again today (yesterday was similar weather) I think I'm going to park myself on the couch and enjoy some DVD action .... hmmmmm ... Season One of "Supernatural" today, I think! Whatever you're up to, I hope you're having a great start to the weekend! Til next time - Bear Hugs!



Kerryanne English said...

Sounds like you have had a fun filled few days Kris. Scary though that the fabric at Quilters Angel always follows you home..LOL.

I hope you and GB are having a wildly romantic Valentine's day.

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi Kris.........well it is a wonder I made any sense after driving for soooo long and bringing the heat with me but it was lovely to catch up and yes I did recognise you (not 10 other people before you got there)and I now know why you spend so much time there and you forced me to buy fabric to and sitting there with that beautiful view.........too nice.......will do it again but not sure how long you will have to wait......
PS I think we chatted as much as each this is the longest comment you will

Judy S. said...

Love that cherry fabric, too, Kris! And that's a very cute Noah blanket, way too cute to keep buried..... The pieces fit together also, but I'll bet you already noticed that! BTW, your MIL is an excellent knitter!

Lurline said...

Wish I could have been there - maybe one day, sigh!
Hugs - Lurline♥

acereta said...

I love the blanket. it's so cute!
Irina (Russia)

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