Friday, 3 July 2009

A "B" Post!

I know that's kind of a strange title to today's post, but I tried several that told you what I was chatting about and they all ended up rather wordy (I know, not at all like me!!) so the easiest way around it was declaring today's post a "B" post! Let me explain ...

The first "B" is a new "B"logging "B"uddy, Miriam, from Bubba Chenille. We'd 'met' each other in blogland in that usual bloglink-on-a-fave-blog kind of way and through email chats, discovered we're both in the city on the hill (freezing our BUTTS off today!!). So, of course, the natural progression was to meet up for lunch. So Wednesday found Miriam and I ensconced on the back verandah of the Chocolate Cottage, enjoying some caffeinated beverages and a chat. I think I let Miriam get a few words in! Tee! Hee! Hee! She now knows that I have even more to say in person than on my blog! :0) We had a lovely time of getting to know each other and chatting about all things crafty. Miriam and her two daughters are the energetic engines behind the Handmade Expo events that southeast Queenslanders have been enjoying for a little while now and Miriam makes the cutest baby clothes and accessories from vintage chenille quilts - pop in and say g'day and check our her cute and fuzzy fashions. Now ... I was also a little bit spoilt, because Miriam brought me a little chenille treat ...



A very funky wheat pack!! YAY! Miriam must be a bit psychic, because the night before, my trusty, much-used wheat pack developed a terminal tear and leaked half a wheat field in my bed!! (I'm still finding the odd bit of wheat in my doona!!!) Talk about perfect timing!! Thank you soooooooo much Miriam! Not only do I have a new blogging buddy, I received a lovely gift that warmed my heart ... and my toesies! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Now ... the second "B" for this post happened today, when my dancing buddies, Deb and Lynda and I, headed for our 'special occasion' destination, the Angel Cafe, to celebrate Deb's "B"irthday! We had a wonderful afternoon, filling our tummies with delicious food, sipping multiple cups of hazelnut and chai lattes and chatting, chatting, giggling, chatting, laughing-loudly-enough-to-alarm-other-patrons, chatting ...!! I think you can now picture our little trio's outing!! :0) Life brings us friends of all kinds - some are hard work and need lots of our attention, some are fair-weather friends who disappear when the going gets tough and if you're REALLY fortunate, life brings friends who are easy to be with AND will stick with you through the icky times as well as the fun. THAT's the sort of friends Deb and Lynda are,so

HOW LUCKY AM I!!

Here we are ready to enjoy our cafe fix ...


Three goddesses!! Tee! Hee! Hee! From left to right, there's Deb, yours truly and Lynda. Thanks for a great afternoon, gals!! We'll have to do it again soon!! And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Deb!!

And the final "B" for my post is a sneaky peek. OK ... my spelling isn't so bad that I can't see that "sneaky peek" does NOT begin with the letter "B". HOWEVER ... the part of my quilt that I'm going to show you the sneaky peek of DOES start with "B". In fact, I'm feeling generous after my lunchtime outing, so I'll share TWO sneaky peeks that start with "B". Ready??


A "B"utterfly!! Hmmm ... one must have escaped from my last quilt! Tee! Hee! Hee! And I think someone said they thought there might be a butterfly somewhere on my quilt-design-in-progress!! Now for the second sneaky peek ...


Ta da!! It's a "B"ear!! And she's found a handy use for one of those yellow flowers I showed you in an earlier post. Are you intrigued yet?? I hope so, because I'm almost finished the embroidery on this fun new design, so it won't be long until I can reveal the finished quilt top - stay tuned!!

And that concludes my "B" report today. Why do I suddenly feel like I'm in an episode of "Sesame Street" and Big Bird is about to say ... "Today's show was brought to you by the letter "B" and the number "3" ." :0) I think all that caffeine from lunch has worn off and I need to go and put the kettle on for a nice cup of tea! Oh! ... I just thought of another "B" to tell you ... "B"efore I go, a couple of reminders!! Don't forget to check May Britt's blog to find out who the lucky winner of the end of month prize draw was for the OPAM Challenge for June AND don't forget to start popping into Marion's Quilters Angel blog and website so you can take advantage of her FABULOUS July specials she has planned - I sure will be!!!

I hope you all have some fun things planned for the weekend - we've got some major action happening in the Meares' Madhouse, so stay tuned for reports and photos!!! Til next time - Bear Hugs!

CHEERS!
KRIS

7 comments:

i cant sew said...

B still my Beating heart what a lovely picture of you and your Best friends. i love those sorts of friends, i am so lucky to have lots of them, most live in toowoomba!!
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pulcino said...

Hi Kris, thank you very much! many many thanks!!!! I love absolutely your gift! I have also made the translation to my post ... I am writing to you in the coming days to continue our friendship....
Hugs and kisses
Cristina

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Kris--I love all three of your "b"--blogging buddies, birthday's and bears --Oh and butterflies--so actually you had 4 B's there!!! Have a great week end --see you soon, hugs, just, Di in USA

Kerryanne English said...

'B'eautiful post Kris.
Always great to meet new blogging buddies, birthdays are fun too (sensing a lot of food related outings this week Kris... giggle), and your latest quilt is so pretty.
Looking forward to hearing what the 'major action' is in your madhouse.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

clare's craftroom said...

Beautiful blogging bear hugger !

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Oh, how sweet is that quilt with bears and butterflys.
Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
You like keeping me in suspense.
Hugs,
Anna

bubbachenille said...

Oh Kris, what lovely comments and thanks for the thanks!!! I honestly cant wait to see your kitchen, I love demolition updates! Thanks for a lovely outing too!

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