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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Brisbane Craft Show

I went to the Craft and Quilt Show today with my best mate Ann who travelled down from up the coast. It was a lovely day and we agreed it is so nice to go together. We were no sooner in the door when we ran into 2 friends Diane and Robyn. Much chatting before we set out....we do usually split up as I hit the patchwork and stitching stalls and Ann hits the card making and papercraft stalls.
I didn't need a thing but that doesn't ever mean a thing does it. I had been saving some money I received as Birthday gifts to take to the show and to my absolute delight I discovered that one of my favourite Aussie Bear Artists Lisa Dopking from MEGELLES had the most gorgeous stall there full to the brim of gorgeous 'furry people', patterns, fur and all manner of gorgeousness. Whilst I stood there falling in love with just about every single one of them a little sweet girl captured my heart and I just had to bring her home.
Isn't she adorable.....I am going to call her "Meg" and she will only have the pearl tipped pins in her pincushion. I got to have a lovely chat to Lisa and I am mulling over going back to do a few bear classes with her ( it is so cool that Lisa is a fellow Brisbaneite) If you want to visit her lovely blog just click HERE
So making sure little Meg could breathe in her bag we set out to explore the show. Along the way we met
fellow bloggers Helen - Helbel 19 and Lynda - Heavens to Bettsy. I bought lots of quilting and stitching supplies and a couple of pieces of fabric for my William Morris quilt (really need to get started)
I then went and visited the Queensland Quilters quilt show while Ann did a work shop. And what did my eye spy straight away but the very Michelle Hill quilt I am collecting fabric for.
Talk about some one trying to give me the message....
I wonder if sleep is really necessary for health and survival????
I enjoyed looking at the quilts and after skulking around with my camera I was told by a lovely lady that it was fine to take photos but by then I was out of time so there are a few photos that I will share next post. I was pleased to however see the red/white quilts on tour. What is it about red and white or cream....gorgeous!
I am going to put my weary feet up and have a cuppa and reflect on a great day spent with a lovely friend.
Blessings Michelle xx

22 comments:

  1. what a wonderful post Michelle i love Meg she is so cute and so is your friend,its lovely to spend time with your buddies.That quilt is gorgeous,i can see lots of hours going into that one.xx

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  2. If only we could bottle the inspiration from a day at the craft show. Little Meg is lovely, sounds like you had a great day out.

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  3. A wonderful and inspiring post. Love that MichelleHill quilt and the little bear is adorable.

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  4. that little bear is gorgeous. You have chosen a beautiful william morris quilt to make. Don't know how you can wait to start lol
    What a lovely day!

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  5. My turn today Michelle and I went with my lovely friend Jan. Got lots of goodies. Attended a quilt-as-you go half hour with Monica Poole which was very informative. Bought her book so looking forward to putting it to good use. Hugs....

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  6. Meg is totally adorable Michelle = That's the sort of new family addition I would have chosen. Glad you had a great day.

    Hugs,

    Fee X

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  7. I was there today Michelle....we may have crossed paths without even realising!! I loved the Megelles stall and so wanted to bring the little reindeer home. All in all I really think is was a wonderful show
    Cath xx

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  8. it would be impossible to go to the quilt show and but nothing - I am off tomorrow - really looking forward to it!

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  9. What a lovely day out....I love days like this! Meg is gorgeous...And yes it doesn't mean a thing when we don't need anything because there is always something we find that we need!

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  10. What a great day out Michelle, and Miss Meg is just so very cute, she will be a lovely sewing companion

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  11. What a lovely post...I love little Meg and especially how you made sure she was comfy while you continued to browse. This quilt is gorgeous! So happy you spent an exciting day with a friend...take good care!
    Hugs,
    Loretta

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  12. So glad you had a lovely day.

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  13. What a way to spend the day....friends and fabris together with inspiration and motivation... together with bringing home the lovely MEG

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  14. Meg is adorable. The quilt is stunning. Where would you get the pattern for it.

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  15. What a delightful day you had and Meg is just adorable !hugs Sheila

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  16. Nothing nicer than a day at the show with a friend.
    I love your little Meg..

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  17. Looks like you had a blast. Your little bear pin cushion is just adorable. WOW that is a gorgeous quilt. I can see why you want to make it. So glad you enjoyed yourself.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. Wow the quilt is amazing and you will do a wonderful job with it. That little Meg is just beautiful.What a great day you had.

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  19. Such a lovely way to spend the day. Your little Meg is adorable.
    Good luck with that gorgeous quilt!

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  20. Looks like you had a wonderful day. So glad you spoilt yourself with one of Lisa's bears. I love them and Meg is just perfect. Your photos are wonderful xx

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  21. So pleased that you had a wonderful day. I'm going to miss the craft show this year, sigh, bad planning on my part!

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  22. Cant wait till this gets to Adelaide in a couple of weeks. Looks like you had so much fun.

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