Thursday, June 14, 2012

MELBOURNE TRIP

Hi I am back home after a 10 day break in Melbourne. I caught up with friends I had not seen for 9, 7 and 4  years. I stayed with my Internet friend of 12 years Pattie and her family. We have kept in contact all these years and have visited each other before. We had a lovely time and even walked Hanging Rock.

My other long time Internet friend Susan came over from Adelaide to spent 3 days in the Motel with me in the city. Sue won at the Casino two nights running. We also did a bit of shopping in the city and markets.
Del Sue and Laila
Deb and Sue  I met at a conference at the Gold Coast 4 years ago. Deb took me shopping to her favourite shops. New bag dress and boots from this trip.

Neroli another art quilter who I met on the net about 7 years ago. Neroli and I shared some ideas before heading out for a meal and the sites of St Kilda. OH Chocolate heaven at one place. We never stopped chatting from the minute we met till we parted.

I also met a group of girls from a forum at the Corner Hotel for lunch. Laila another 12 year Internet friend came along.  I had the best pizza I have every had in my life. Crisp thin base and heaps of meat on top.

Pattie Laila Sue and myself met 12 years ago on a forum and met in person at a get together in Melbourne 9 years ago and have always kept in contact.


 Del I did it at Hanging Rock.



I just can't tell you what a wonderful feeling it was to be with all these people and hope we get the chance to do it again.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mountain Quilters Show

We had a fantastic two days at the Mountain Quilters Show. Margaret Margot and myself were in charge of the club shop and with the help of Paia and Cath had a fantastic two day. Plenty of laughs and sales of course.
The whole show was wonderful and well supported. The proceeds of the raffle quilt will go the the Guide Dogs this year.

 Paia Margot and Del (Delia)

 Paia and Margaret

Part of the shop

Margot made this 60's style swing jacket. It fits me perfectly. I wonder if she will give it to me.lol I don't think so as it also fits her perfectly.


Raffled quilt.


 Michelle from Keil Mountain Colours. One of the 12 traders who attended on the day.


Bernice with her beautiful soaps and lotions with one of her mother's (Robyn Mc Hardie Sunshine Quilts) quilted quilts behind.


Some of our girls having fun.


Margaret's beautiful old sewing machine. She would like to sell this and it is in perfect condition.
Contact me if you are interested for her number.
As you can see we had a great time and looking forward to the next one in 2 years time.
Keep stitching
Delia

Looking for a Mate and Sooty

Looking for a Mate is the title of this quilt. It was inspired in a class help by Bernadine Hine.

Sooty was my challenge for Out of Ashes for the Challenging Ourselves group.
Keep stitching
Delia