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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Road Trip and SS Blocks

Yesterday I  headed up the Toowoomba Range to visit my dear friend Fiona from BubzRugz. I love this area of my home State and always enjoy the drive. I have to admit though....1st time to Fiona's new home and yours truly got lost! But hey ....just roads I'd never been down before lol! I like cows and sheep and horses....found my way eventually and I was very happy to see Fiona's smiling face!
I got to visit in Fiona's oh so lovely sewing space...very green here! Picked up a little quilted treasure magically transformed by her (you can't see it yet...more work to be done here) and saw first hand what Fiona had created with my Bear Alphabet. I had seen piccies but it is soooo pretty in real life...
I am really looking forward to seeing it quilted. We had a wonderful day...lots of chatting, laughing over our teacups....teeny bit of stitching on my behalf.
Kris from Tag-along-teddies joined us for a very delicious lunch. It is always nice to catch up with Kris too.
Fiona impressed us mightily with her "selfie on a timer techno ability" and even though we were giggliing crazily, giving advice herding cats really, we got there in the end lol!
Such lovely fun ladies. Thank you Fiona for a wonderful day.  I got to admire Fiona's Splendid Sampler blocks yesterday so I thought I better catch up.....Quilt Shoppe block 9 by Jane Davidson.
Block 10 is due tomorrow. These are my blocks so far.
They look nicer in real life...bit crumpled looking there from being in their folder but you get the idea.
The stitchery on my little secret project is done and I am mulling over some fabric choices...
Ok must lovely people have lured me away from my work today.
Have a good one!

Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. oh what fun.....and an adventure to boot! always love getting 'lost' in the country! Wish I lived closer.....*sigh* xoxox

  2. It was so fun having you come on this long road trip to woop woop!! Well done on the house block it looks so pretty...

  3. What a fun outing you had Michelle, Gosh your blocks look stunning, they are just sooo gorgeous.

  4. Lucky you to be living close enough to Fiona that you can go for a nice drive to visit her and also catch up with Kris.
    Both gorgeous ladies..
    Your SS blocks are growing nicely and the secret stitchery looks interesting ...

  5. Looks like a wonderful day Michelle nothing like taking the scenic route. Go on just give us one little peak of the it's stunning.

  6. All your blocks look great together. The mystery block looks very inviting. Take care, Guida

  7. Always lovely to meet up with friends, sounds like great fun. Fiona's quilting is gorgeous so I can't wait to see your project!! xx

  8. Oh what fun you girls must have had at Fiona's. Loving your Splendid Sampler blocks Michelle

  9. So much fun. Is Toowoomba Range actually nearToowoomba? Love your SS blocks. I am soooooo behind. Teddies took preference hehehe.

  10. What a delightful way to spend a day!
    And great work keeping up with the blocks.

  11. Hey Fiona! Lovely to catch up for a play date this week Michelle! I think my cheeks are still a bit sore from all our giggling ... really wish someone had videoed our attempts at a group selfie! :0) Looking forward to our next catch up. Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

  12. What a wonderful day out!!! Lovely to catch up with Fiona and Kris. Fiona's bear quilt is looking wonderful too. Great blocks you have made.

  13. Love all your blocks and such lovely photos of your fun day out with friends. :)

  14. You didn't get lost did you...surely not..?! Great to see you had a fun day with those lovely ladies! Love your SS blocks and your sneaky peak looks delish :-)

  15. Lovely post Michelle, always nice to catch up with friends.

  16. great pics and a fun day for your girls........


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