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Friday, July 15, 2016

Brrr! Road Trip.

Whilst we are not nearly as chilly as our southern neighbours it is chilly enough for yours truly. Yesterday with hubby as chauffeur we took a flying visit up the range to damp and very cool Toowoomba so I could collect my quilt from my lovely friend Fiona from BubzRugz  We met for Coffee and a bit of a chat at a lovely cafe....warm too!
Fiona had a surprise visitor for me....Miss Chooky and family. So lovely to catch up ....definitely not long enough as time was short lol! Chooky escaped before a pic so luckily I have an oldie lol!
So nice to see you in real time! Hubby also discovered  that we bloggers perhaps aren't all axe murders after all lol!
Here's a sneaky of what I collected...
Beeeeutiful!  I am thrilled with it. Shame you have to wait a wee while. Sorry!
Stitching has been happening....a little secret stitching...
I am using CGT Dog Rose. Oh it is pretty!
Splendid Sampler block number?....I forget! But I loved it! 2 more lovely ones waiting in the wings and right up my street too!
Rainbow Scrap Challenge for July was Watermelon colours...
Prettier in real life!
I am all set with my 1 inch papers just need to finally decide on the other medallions for Brinton Hall. .......decisions!
Yesterday was also special as it was no 1 Son's birthday...
Happy birthday Lucas and lots of love xxx
Thats it from me.....BTW is anyone else having issues with Blogger taking FOREVER to publish your post. It says its published but unless you go searching for my blog does not appear for ages...interested to know??
Have a great weekend....stay warm and safe if you are here in OZ!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. How wonderful to catch up with friends that you may never have met if it wasn't for blogging. Look forward to seeing the secret project. Love what you did with those hexagons.

  2. Certainly would be chilly up in Toowoomba but great to catch up with Fiona and Chooky and pick up your quilt. Happy Birthday to your son. Hugs....

  3. I have had 2 or 3 that I follow not show up for at least a week. When I did a search there were about 3 -4 posts that come up... Frustrating.

  4. Sew nice to see your blogging friends and also pick up a quilt Fiona's worked her magic on..
    Your blocks are very pretty and there is a nice range of fabric to play with.
    Love SS block 44 by Gail Pan....another clever Aussie.
    Hope Lucus had a great birthday....

  5. Oh! Yes blogger has been a pain...

  6. Looks like you had fun with great bloggy friends. Hope you keep warm. It is winter but I do like my ducted heating down here. A bit of sun today wooohooo! Toowoomba is where my BIL and SIL live but I have never been up there. Love your SS blocks and some very pretty fabrics there. Hmmmm, looking forward to seeing what you are stitching with that pretty thread.

  7. What a lovely catch up!
    Beautiful sneak peek....and I love your Hexie block.
    Have fun choosing your fabrics, what a great job

  8. you did time your visit well to cooincide with Chooky..certainly is cool - but nice to have a winter for once.

  9. Lovely to meet up with friends and super to see more of Fiona's beautiful quilting. Your blocks are gorgeous too. Clear blue sky here this morning and we are promised a hot weekend which is great after what has been a cool few days for July. Yes, I too have noticed a few problems with Blogger. xx

  10. Lucas shares a birthday with Grandieboy of mine! Happy Birthday! It was so good to catch up but as you say not enough time! love your fussy cut hexies and the sneaky pink sewing.... Keep warm - another brrrr day here.

  11. Wonderful to meet up with Fiona and Chooky! Loving your blocks, and that quilting looks wonderful too....hope No 1 son had a great birthday.

  12. Hi Michelle yes I have also been having trouble with my post for quite a few months now,same thing as you I have to schedule my posts at 3 in the morning so that my blog list and blogger reader show that I have done a post,very frustrating.
    Wow I can't wait to see your secret project Fiona's quilting looks awesome,I always love seeing your work,hope you have a lovely evening my friend xx

  13. What a lovely day out. I think all our families worry about our "online friends" at first! Nice selection of projects to keep you busy.

  14. Lovely stitching on your ss blocks. Always great to catch up with friends and happy birthday to Lucas. Hannah said she was cold... 18 degrees! Sorry , that's not cold ,it was 13 here today! Have a good night.

  15. Busy little bee you've been Michelle. Your sneaky peaky of your gorgeous quilt and Fiona's quilting looks amazing.

  16. So many parts of Aus are getting such cold weather at the moment Michelle, even areas not used to it! Warms the heart though, to see you with friends.
    I've not posted for a while, so I can't help with the Blogger delay thing.

  17. It's been brrr weather here lately too......the heaviest frost of the year so far this morning! Bloggy meet-ups are great fun, and I have made wonderful friends through blogging.

  18. Your quilt, even as a sneak peek, looks awesome! Love the blocks you finished for SS. Haven't had an issue with Blogger, that I know of!

  19. Sew many beautiful projects. Love the quilting on your quilt. Fiona did an amazing job. Love seeing all your projects.

  20. Lovely projects Michelle, even the sneaky peek ones. Those S.S. blocks make my mouth water, such beautiful fabrics. Happy Birthday to your lovely son. Yes I am having blogger trouble too ... took almost 2 hours for my post to show up.

  21. your quilt is beautiful that Fiona did......i'm sure it will also be a hit........
    so nice to catch up.......make sure you keep an eye and ear on your great surprise........

  22. The work on your quilt by Fiona looks lovely. Looking forward to seeing it all.
    What fun to all be able to catch up with each other at the same time.
    Your blocks are looking great and your collection must be growing.
    Looks like nowhere in Aus is warm at the moment.

  23. You do get around don't you? Lots of lovely stitching too xx


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