|Sweet "Little Posy" Bear|
25 years ago 4 young Mothers began a course to learn the art of patchwork and quilting. They enjoyed each others company and one of the young Mums collected the others phone numbers and hence my beautiful stitching group of friends was thus created. The four original members are still an inspirational to us all. I have been with the group for 17 wonderful years and treasure all our great memories....the happy, the funny and the sad. They were always there with hugs, advice and support and laughter.
We decided this was truly a milestone to celebrate and so 9 of the 10 of us (Jacky was forced against her will to attend a compulsory course) went to Mt Tamborine for the day. We started with a lovely coffee, some shop wandering, browsing and yes for some of us buying and then headed off to "ST BERNARDS" Hotel for lunch. This Hotel is an icon on Mt Tamborine and has the most spectacular views from the back deck. We were met at the door by a very 'disinterested 'Maitre D' despite much encouragement from Kay our resident dog whisperer. A little bit of a disappointing reception on this momentus occassion but we proceeded with our celebration and had a wonderful lunch.
|The entrance to the Hotel|
|Our very "enthusiastic" Maitre D at the front door.|
|Gorgeous Kay trying to rouse some kind of interest in our Host.|
|"The Girls" *Anne on the left in white was the one who took the other girls phone numbers. The rest clockwise are Kay, *Lorel, yours truly, Denise, *Sandra, Gaye, *Bev and Moira. The stars are the original 4.|
|Lorel, myself and Denise ( whose inspiration it was to have a celebration)|
|The view from our table.|
"Seeing the genuine delight on a friends face when they greet you is a gift no money in the world can buy."
Congratulations girls and many, many more to come and Jacky you were sorely missed.
I feel as every post since I returned has been an epic but I have had so much I wanted to share and record.
Anyway I decided that as the 3 winners last month seemed to enjoy choosing their own pattern as a prize I would repeat the experience.....so if you would like to leave me a comment and go into a draw I will draw out 3 winners and they can choose 1 of my patterns as their prize. Good Luck everyone! I do hope you actually got this far in my post today. LOL!
Remember! You may never know how your encounter with another may affect them so always try and make it a postive one and have them leave your presence richer for the experience.
Blessings Michelle xx