Saturday, 9 May 2009

Another Blogging Buddy Visits!

Well, it's been a busy week - as usual! But I did manage to fit in a fun 'in person' visit with another blogging buddy. Bluebird Lyn and her beloved were holidaying in Queensland to escape the chills of the south and climbed the hill to Toowoomba for a little visit. Now, you KNOW my all time fave place to introduce people to is the Village Green at Highfields, where there just HAPPENS to be my home-away-from-home, Quilters Angel!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Now, after a quick phone call to provide the exact location of the Village Green that the GPS thingummy didn't have programmed into it (isn't technology wonderful!) we met up in the car park, where Lyn presented with with a new 'bearby' for my ever-growing collection.

Introducing Tyson and his little green mate who was 'hoppy' to see me (sorry, couldn't resist!!) Fergus the Frog! Aren't they GORGEOUS!! Tyson is a Settlers Bear and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO soft!! Thank you Lyn!! I feel VERY spoilt!! And do you see ... Tyson has his little white cardie on, ready for Toowoomba's cold mountaintop weather!! Brrrrr! Me too!!

Not only did Lyn, Robert and I have a lovely coffee and chat, Lyn and I also indulged in a little bit of retail therapy in Marion's lovely shop. Now, I forgot to take my camera with me when I met up with Lyn, so no photos there, but I DID remember to take a photo of the fabric that followed me home! :0)

Some yummy blues and greens and, yes, I know it's a shock, more pinks - another butterfly on my quilt-design-in-progress.

It was really lovely to chat in-person to Lyn after our cyber chats - now we each have a mental picture to go with the email messages! Thanks for taking a drive up the hill, Lyn - and the wonderfully patient Robert! Although, perhaps it was payback for the time Lyn got to wait around for him while he chatted to people about cars! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And whilst on the subject of Marion and Quilters Angel ... Marion and Steph have added a blog to their website to keep us all up-to-date with the doings at the shop - not to mention showing off the yummy new fabric ranges as they come in!! Why not pop over and say G'day! Just click on the blog button on the front page of their web site - oh and maybe you'd also like to check out the page on Stitchers' Dream Day Out, which will again be happening in September. My bestest buddy Lynette and I are scheming and comparing schedules in an effort to get us both there for at least one of the two days of stitching fun again. It will run over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2009, and you can either go to both days, or just one. I'm REALLY excited, cos one of my FAVOURITE designers will be a guest tutor this year - BRONWYN HAYES of Red Brolly!! (Had to put that in red since she is best known for her wonderful redwork stitcheries!) Oooooh! How EXCITING!!! And joining her will be the equally talented guest tutors, Shelley Carlile (Shelleyanne), Ella Madsen (Ella and Skysie Designs) and Debbie Magee (Always Stitchin'). Debbie was one of last year's tutors, too, and her lovely vintage dolly is still on my "To Do" list. There's more info about the Stitchers Dream Day Out on Marion's website if you want to come play with us - last year was FABULOUS!! Great projects, yummy food, lots of prizes and give aways, show and tell, great specials, a chance to chat with some of Australia's leading craft designers, fabulous decorations and atmosphere .... need I say more!! Except maybe - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And on that note ... I think it's time to go and put the kettle on for a cuppa to warm my toesies - no, I'm NOT going to soak my toesies in my tea!! Although ... that WOULD warm them up!! Not too sure what the tea would taste like afterwards, though! :0) Just kidding!! That's what funky socks are for! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far and til next time - Bear Hugs!



Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Hello there my lovely Kris, how weird I am just in the middle of doing a post about you and you updated your blog...weird....we must be on the same wavelength!
OK I am prepared to squish my bottom into horrible plastic chairs if those lovely ladies will be at The stitchers day out thingy...I can't remember the exact name sorry and it is too hard to go back and have a look. Do let me know what day you are going...I want to play too!
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly

Judy S. said...

Retail therapy works for me! (Especially if it has anything to do with yarn or fabric.....) Wish your quilt workshop weren't so far away as it sounds like fun.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

What a cute bear! and frog of course. And the paisley patterned blue/green fabric is just what I like.

Sew Useful Designs said...

LOL... teatime toe-sies!!! Being a girl who loves her hot-water-bottle, I know where you're coming from... but that really did make me have a chuckle!!! :-)

Oh Kris..... !!!!!! Sounds like you have had SO much fun, and what a lucky girl you are to not only have two beautiful new furry friends, but to also meet your blogging buddy too!!!! And to top all that off, I'm nearly as green as Fergus the frog when I heard about your pending meeting with Bronwyn Hayes!!! he he he... please take lots of pics to share with us!! :-)

Love the fabric too.. more pinks hey? Awwwww... us pinkies will convert you yet!!! :-)

Lots of love to you sweetheart,
Vikki xx

i cant sew said...

i am no longer shocked by the pink that is creeping into your life... you need to embrace it and let it feeeeel as natural as the other gorgeous colours you work with. i will have to make that trek up the hill to my home town to meet you! off to look at the linkys of those other ladies.

Stina said...

Ahhh..sorry you forgot your camera..I would have loved to see a photo of you two together...:o)
happy you two had a great time toghether..:o)

Kerryanne English said...

Ah my sweet friend Kris, I think you are in 'pink denial'. Whether you like it or not, pink seems to be sneaking into your life more frequently...LOL.
Just embrace it!!!

Lucky you having a bloggy friend visit and gifties as well.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Kris I love the bears they are cute I lost you on my favourite list dont know what happened you disappeared but I have you back again so will be looking in again.
Hugs Mary.

Teddlywinks said...

I LOVE Tyson and Fergus, Kris! And, yes, I'm also an archeology nut! I subscribe to Current Archaeology magazine - don't understand a lot of it, but I find it engrossing reading! Look forward to my evenings with Tony, Mick, Phil, Carenza, Guy, Katie, Rashka, Harry, John, Jenny, Stewart, and the rest of the team!
Love the "discussions" (read: arguments) they have!

2ne said...

It is fun going our for shopping - specially to shop fabrics. Great colours you have got. Have a great weekend

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