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Saturday, June 6, 2015

FNWF & A Friends Treasures

Well after a looong day at the Caravan and Camping show I was absolutely pooped! I am not sure whether it's fun or not seeing all you would like and not enough coins a-jingling in the purse. Last night was
Cheryll from Gone Stitchin was our hostess with the mostest...charm that is! I didn't achieve a lot, only getting a little stitching done on the letter "I" which for all those who have this alphabet it stands for "Invitation"....a few people have wondered.
I have finished "G" and "H"
I managed to keep the eyes open to watch our mighty Brisbane Broncos get a runaway win and then they slammed shut!!!!! So off to bed for me....so sorry to be such a piker. I will be visiting everyone over the weekend to see what you all got up to.
This past week a my friend Gaye hosted our stitching day....very light on indeed as everyone was away. Her lovely hubby treated us by baking his signature baked raspberry cheesecake...yummo!
As you can see in the background, we had tea in pretty cups too.
Now my dear friend is a caretaker of old and beautiful treasures like myself but she displays them oh so beautifully. Gaye kindly let me photograph some to show you...
A wall of gorgeous plates always sets my heart aflutter the minute I walk in the door...no wonder I never get much stitching done at her place.
Beautiful vintage doileys...
There are the sweetest collections...
and pretty corners.
Oh! Do you like blue?
Many years ago Gaye made a hexagon bed throw before she ever was in a quilting group. it looks so lovely on the bed.
This bedroom is so pretty with lots of her childhood treasures on display. Gaye is definitely a kindred spirit and it makes my heart happy to visit her home and see her treasures...not because they are just beautiful things but the feeling that my friend has created by saving, loving and collecting these pieces and their stories....love it and it's nice to know another NON-minimalist!
Hope they made your heart happy too seeing them....thanks Gaye for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

25 comments:

  1. Your stitcheries are looking beautiful MIchelle...Wow your friend has some beautiful treasures, what a lovely place to go and visit!

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  2. I would love to visit Gaye's house! Such beautiful treasures.

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  3. good morning Michelle,wow i love Gaye's home ,i love how she has displayed her lovely treasures and your blocks are looking great,enjoy your weekend my friend xx

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  4. Your stitcheries are coming along nicely. Gosh Gaye's home is so beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Michelle. I love all those plates on the wall. Your scarecrow is gorgeous.

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  6. The caravan show is probably like the craft show.....so many ideas. Your stitching is lovely as always. Your friend has done a great job displaying her collections, but she must enjoy dusting more than I do!

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  7. No wonder you were finding it hard to stay awake...walking around the Caravan and Camping show all day would test anyone's stamina! Lol. Love the photos that you took at Gaye's place...beautiful displays of beautiful things :-)

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  8. lovely stitching Michelle,
    hope you found inspiration at the show for another adventure?
    thankyou for taking us to Gaye's house, and thank her for letting us all visit. Love her blue display, all her treasures are gorgeous.

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  9. We used to attend the Caravan and Camping show when we lived in the big smoke - so many ideas, and all that stuff to buy - it could be quite overwhelming! Your friend's collections are gorgeous, I love them all.......would her hubby like another wife? He sounds the ideal bloke to me......

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  10. What a great effort on getting some stitching done!

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  11. Love all the blue!!! Always love your stitching. MMMM that cake looks good....

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  12. Hehehe I had a little chuckle with you " eyes slammed shut" statement, every tiny stitch is a stitch closer to the finish line in my book. Thanks for the lovely look around your friends house and yes I love blue! that cheesecake looks delish!! :) Barb.

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  13. lovely stitching... I have chosen colours for my next lot ... Gayes home looks lovely and such pretty displays....
    Hugz

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  14. Love your stitching. I would be in heaven visiting your friends home, it is beautifully decorated.The cheesecake looked positively yummy. Hugs Shirley

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  15. It doesn't hurt to dream about luxury caravans as long a s you come back to earth and are happy in your tent!
    Lots of lovely stitching in your blocks. They do look great.
    Your friend's home is lovely and I love her display of plates.

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  16. Beautiful stitching as usual Michelle, love your friends place thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

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  17. Certainly made my heart happy Michelle. I wouldn't be getting much stitching done either at Gaye's place - she has such a knack with her beautiful displays. your alphabet is coming along beautifully

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  18. Great start to your "I"...
    Your friends home is beautiful. thanks for showing us..

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  19. Lovely photos
    Your alphabet letters are gorgeous

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  20. Love your "I". Your friend has a beautiful home. Hugs, xx

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  21. I love your alphabet - another design to add to the wishlist, I think. Thank you for sharing your friend's home, I have a friend like that and it is always a joy to see her beautifully decorated home.

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  22. It would be lovely to visit there...wouldn't work in my place but lovely to look at - Some sewing is better than none..my eyes get very heavy on Friday night too.

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  23. Thank you for sharing Gaye's beautiful treasures with us. I love the alphabet you're working on.

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  24. Lovely pictures of Gayes collections - thank you for sharing. xx

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  25. Your stitchery's are a lovely finish. I just love your blue and white transferware and that wonder hexie quilt.

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