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Monday, June 4, 2012

Brissy Bloggers Meet at the Grand

Yesterday I had the good fortune to go along to a meeting of wonderful ladies, fellow bloggers who just happen to live in SE Qld. We have these meetings at the charming old Grand Hotel Cleveland. Even though we didn't turn on lovely Brisbane weather straight away the sun did make an appearance eventually. There was lots of laughter, chatting and loads of oohs and aahs at the gorgeous show & tell bought along for our delight accompanied by lovely hot coffee.
Now because of all the chatting (you know how I love to chat)I have missed some things and so you will have to
make the best of my photos.
 Here we have Helen, Noela, Fiona (from up on top of the range, Toowoomba), Susan, and Cheryl.

Mary, Marilyn and De. It was lovely to meet De for the first time too.
Susan, Cheryl and Lynda.
Several beautiful versions of the SKOW quilts were on view. It never ceases to delight me how we manage to put our own stamp on the quilts we make and they were all so beautifully stitched. It was also lovely to see them in the flesh so to speak.
This is Fiona's pretty version....everyone wanted her jeans.
Susan's lovely version and we all wanted Susan's shoes. De's version was gorgeous too and I adored her colour and fabric choices. No photo I discovered to my disappointment when I got home....talking too much. Sorry De!
I amongst others was trying to work out how I could steal away to the carpark with Helen's simply gorgeous "Earl Grey" blocks in my bag. The embroidery made me weak at the knees but alas they got to go home again with their very talented owner.
Speaking of embroidery we then got to drool over Marilyn's gorgeous "garden themed" embroidered was oh so pretty. Every block was different with a beautifully embroidered garden.
Teresa had her lovely SKOW blocks in gorgeous Anni Down fabrics.....loved her jeans too..denim! Look at Mary's beautifully pieced quilt held by Marilyn in the background.
Mary who I had not met before bought along a gorgeous gift for us all. So kind and generous Mary. Thank You. It was so nice to meet you.
Lastly Myself, Teresa and Helen. We have chatted away on line like we were old friends from the very first time I discovered their lovely blogs  but had never met. So it was lovely to finally meet them in real time and get a real  time hug. I just knew Helen  and Teresa would be great fun.
I had the best day and it makes me so happy to meet such wonderful and talented women who were such great fun and had such generous spirits. So thanks girls it was a real joy.
A huge big thank you to Susan for organising the day for us. I am looking forward to the next one already.
Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. how wonderful Michelle to meet all these lovely ladies,i wish i was there,lol.xx

  2. What a fabulous time all your bloggy friends had. So nice to get to know so many ladies in person... I have only meet one of my blogging friends...
    Lots of beautiful show and tell.

  3. How special to meet up with so many lovely ladies , blogland is great isn't it :-) There was sure some beautiful work to show as well. hugs Sheila

  4. Glad to hear you had a fun day. It's so nice to catchup with bloggy friends!

  5. Wow what an amazing day, sounds like alot of fun! Love seeing what everyone is up too!

  6. It was a wonderful day! I am looking forward to the next one too!

  7. It was so much fun... I really didn't want to leave....

  8. was looking at Teresa's pics too, looks like it was a ball! Lots of laughing and chatting done by all I'd say.

  9. I just saw Marilyn's post about this, it just looks so fun! You are lucky to have so many talented ladies near you, wow!

  10. Meeting up with bloggy friends is one of the joys of life. It's lovely when you find that those people are exactly the same or even better than they appear to be on their blogs.

  11. G'day Michelle. Sound like you had the most fabulous day.I do love those blocks that everyone has made, they look beautiful. Great photos. Take care. Liz...

  12. How great to get together for a meet and greet day, and share projects and ideas...thank you for sharing your adventure

  13. I had A wonderfull day it was nice to meet some new Quilters I am in AW of the things they had for show and tell roll on next year.

  14. What a great day Michelle. Thanks for your company and your beautiful drawings. Look forward to stitching them soon. Hugs....

  15. Everyone looks so happy. I love bloggy get togethers, your looks fabulous.

  16. Looks like fun was had by all, I would loved to have been there. Maybe next time....

  17. Thanks for sharing the day sorry I couldn't make it..nice to see familiar faces...gorgeous show & tell..


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