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Friday, April 3, 2015

A Special Friend from NZ

Yesterday I had a wonderful day with my lovely friend Raewyn from Love to Stitch all the way from new Zealand. Queensland turned on the charms at first while we did a little shopping here..
Raewyn is just gorgeous and I felt like I had known her forever....sprung checking out the goodies!
Well I have to fess up to a few purchases too...
They were having a huge sale and the Threadworx skeins were $1 each!!!!!! I also bought this beautiful book for $5...
A beautiful to drool over when you are all curled up in your chair.
My sister told me that the Cafe at Ipswich's Queens Park was quite nice so we went there for lunch and a much needed coffee.
It is a beautiful park and the cafe was very nice too.
The park also has a small nature reserve to explore with some very cute residents.
Maybe because we had a lovely loooonngg chat over lunch...not admitting to anything here. The skies had darkened and our nature reserve walk looked like this...
Raewyn still smiling despite the liquid sunshine..
I throughly enjoyed myself and was thrilled to have met Raewyn in person, not being an aeroplane person I didn't think I would get the chance with the "Ditch" between us. Can't wait for her to visit again. I was spoiled with the cutest Cottage Garden Spool with beautiful ric rac trim on it and the most adorable pins....I love them! Thank you!
On a different tac yesterday our little grandie girl Charlotte had an operation on her hands....she was so very brave too....poor girl!
Feel better soon xxx
If you are still with me just a reminder that
is still on so I may see you there. I better work out what to stitch!
Last but not least I wish you all a very happy and safe Easter.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. Hi Michelle how lovely you got to meet Raewyn,think I. could hear you girls laughing and chatting all the way over here,lol,what lovely places you took her too,and all the best for your little girl too,she was very brave xx

  2. You should've popped in for a visit. :) Hope all is well with your grand daughter. Hugs,xx

  3. Hi Michelle, Raewyn certainly IS lovely isnt she ... I have met her also when she came one day for lunch here. It looks a lovely place you girls went for your lunch date. I hope your wee grandaughter makes a speedy recovery Michelle.

  4. Wishing your gorgeous granddaughter a speedy recovery.
    How lovely to meet and go shopping with a like minded fellow blogger. Of course you could not turn down those bargains!

  5. What a lovely day you two had. I'm sure the rain did not spoilt even a second of it.
    Poor little baby. Hope all goes well for Charlotte and her little hands heal quickly.

  6. How lovely to get to meet Raewyn in person. It's always fun meeting blogging friends. I hope Charlotte's hands heal quickly. xx

  7. Many angel hugs and blessings to your precious little grand daughter and also to her mum. Such a lovely time you had with your friend from afar. Lovely gifts and purchases too. One can never resist a few more little bits and pieces, especially when they are on sale! Happy Easter.

  8. Hugs to brave little Charlotte. What a lovely day you and Raewyn certainly found some beautiful things to buy at that quilt shop. The cafe at Queens Park sounds wonderful and what a great place that Nature Reserve is. Happy Easter to you too, Michelle xx

  9. looks like a wonderful day spent with a lovely blogger!
    Great bargains too..
    Poor little Charlotte, I hope she has a speedy recovery.

  10. Oh,looks as if you had a wonderful day with Raewyn. I'm sure she went home beaming. Wishing Charlotte a very speedy recovery !!

  11. oh how nice you got to meet Raewyn..........followed her for years..............sounds like a great day out..........

    hope Charlotte heals well................

  12. Poor little Charlotte, I hope she is OK, Michelle.
    Queens Park looks nice = I have put it on the list of Things to Do!
    Have a lovely EAster.

  13. You are so lucky to have met Raewyn! I told my daughter just the other day that I wanted to travel to NZ to meet her! She's such a sweetie! Give Charlotte an extra hug from her 'friends' across the sea! Enjoy your Easter weekend.

  14. Have a SaFe & HaPPy EasTer too Michelle...
    I hope the "easter bunny" hops to little mIss & leaves heaps of goodies to cheer her up...xox

  15. what a lovely day.... all the best to Charlotte... poor little thing... :(

  16. So young to go threw surgery, I had a little one to have surgery at 5 months. Wishing her well. Happy Easter !

  17. Lots of nice fun for you and Raewyn, best wishes for little Charlotte.

  18. Meeting new friends is one of the unexpected joys of blogging. Best wished to Charlotte for a quick and full recovery. Happy Easter to you all.

  19. How lovely to meet Raewyn...I hope to do the same one day! I hope little Charlotte is healed up very soon.

  20. What a lovely day with Raewyn, Michelle. Lovely purchases too. Poor little Charlotte I hope she makes a speedy recovery

  21. What a great visit for both of you - it looks like you had so much fun! Happy Easter and I hope that your granddaughter recovers from her operation quickly.

  22. How lovely to spend a day with Raewyn. The weather doesn't really matter.
    best wishes to your little Charlotte. Hope she bounces back really quickly.

  23. hehe I go offline for a few days and mearly missed your lovely post Michelle!! It really was a special day :-) Best wishes to Charlotte, I hope she heals well xx


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