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Monday, January 14, 2013

Hello Monday

Hello all. I hope you have not all melted away in this heat and are still with me and are staying safe. For all of you lovely folk where it is cold we do wish you could send us some in the post.
I had a very relaxing weekend despite the heat and as a dear friend had her 60th birthday before Christmas myself and some other friends went to the "Willows" tea room at Mt Gravatt central for high tea to celebrate this wonderful milestone. I am ashamed to say I failed my duty as a blogger and horror forgot my camera. I felt like I had left one of my arms at home.
We were secreted away in a lovely little room with air conditioning and sat down at the prettiest table which was beautifully set with Lady Carlyle china.....devine. Now as I don't have any of that pattern (sob, tear drop falling) and I really wanted to show you how pretty it is, I found this one.
We also had a few of these slip past our lips in between the laughter and chatting.
It was a lovely after noon with very special people.
Sunday saw me tackle the little boys I Spy quilts and I managed to get one top together with it's borders
and the other one is almost together. I still have a couple of rows to sew and borders to go on this one.
They aren't pressed very well and look a bit scrunchy but you get the idea. Master L saw his the other day and is giving me the hurry up about it..
I then got invaded by the future owners of these quilts for swims in the pool so no more sewing for me but it was lovely and cool and we had lots of fun and managed to devour Weiss bars and icy poles before retreating to the air con. to relax.
I hope everyone has a lovely week. I am going to leave you now and get cracking on a instruction writing project that I have been doing in drips and drabs and which really needs attention but one which I have been avoiding. So time to stop procrastinating and get on with it.
Blessings Michelle xx

24 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle...I would happily swap you some coastal breezy 21c days for a few hot ones! Yes I feel like I've left an arm home too when I've forgotten my camera LOL!

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  2. lovely quilts you are making.... glad you had a fun weekend....
    Keep cool...
    Hugz

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  3. Nice to catch up with friends. The boys quilts look great. Hugs...

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  4. what a wonderful way to spend the weekend

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  5. we have been enjoying some cool weather but I think that is going to come to an end soon so we will be cooking with you as well!

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  6. Always love seeing I Spy quilts. they are great fun. And I think Weiss bars are delicious!!!

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  7. Great I-Spy quilts. I've been saving some fabric...NOW I have a reason to use some of it...
    Love the tea set... and the cupcakes look soooo yummo! :)

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  8. What a very civilised spot for afternoon tea....love that pretty china! Those quilts will be well loved.

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  9. Lovely things to look at, beautiful china, yummy cupcake and lovely quilts. Hugs Wendy

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  10. Gorgeous Eye spy quilts and even yummier looking cup cakes.

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  11. Afternoon tea is so civilised......I love it. Your Ispy quilts are looking good.

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  12. i have just posted you some cold Michelle though i think we climb to 28deg tomorrow,so i might want it back,lol.xx

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  13. Mmmmm..a tea party is a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Sounds like you had fun with the kiddies and stayed cool while you were at it.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  14. The boys quilts will be gorgeous. Such pretty china, it would have been very enjoyable playing ladies at high tea.

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  15. You spent your weekend weel, with lovely things to do. Those quilt tops looks great. Never made a I spy quilt but it looks like fun to do.

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  16. Michelle, I have that dinner service. The funny thing is that I first saw it on the front cover of Australian P&Q some years ago and fell in love with it. I showed it to my sister who was staying with me at the time and she said that she worked on the factory where it was made and was able to get it for me - job lot and discounted. Result. Absolutely pouring down here this minute - again.

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  17. Lovely china! We don't need the air conditioning here wish I could send you part of the cold and you send me part of the heat.How nice and cozy we would both be. Wishful thinking can't hurt now can it.

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  18. Quilts look great! Love the china. there is nothing like catching up with friends! Have a great week, Michelle.

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  19. We're in for some hot again this week ...the weather has been very strange here . Hot , Cold, Hot.

    I hear its going to be stinking humid when I head up your way next week. I dont mind the heat but Im not sure about humid.

    Love those quilts!

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  22. Ahhh, what a terrible spelling mistake. I don't know how to remove the comment but I am so sorry about this. Hopefully Michelle will be able to remove it.

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  23. Thank you, Michelle. Now I can say, you tea party sounds wonderful. I love the design on the china. Hope you have a lovely day

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  24. I/m hoping this slightly cooler weather lasts a couple more days. I would gladly send some of the heat anywhere else.
    The china looks beautiful, I must try the Willow tea rooms when I
    m in Brisbane it sounds lovely.

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