Sunday, July 25, 2010

Figs, Fabric and Fun

Yesterday I got to play at the gorgeous Broderie's place.
It was a day filled with lots of laughter and fun . As usual on these days there is loads of chatter, sew and tell , sharing and eating. Really what more could a girl want. you'll notice that everything that was consumed had a taste of fabric included.

even desert was accompanied with fabric.
We played masterchef judges on Liz's invention test. The decision was unanimous , Liz and her Salmon and Crab Quiche was the outright winner.

The ambiance of Liz's home is utter gorgeousness. Full of inspiration.

Those of you that read Liz's blog will have followed the journey on her HST. It looks really lovely in real life. There are still a few more rounds to be added but when you get to play with all your favourite bits of fabric who cares how long the journey takes.

The crowns are now together , just waiting to be hand quilted.

catching up with past acquaintances

and meeting new ones. Each with lovely stories.

Yesterday morning I had a quick walk to find an ATM. I came across this amazing queue outside the ANZ bank. It was Saturday, banks are not open on Saturday, I could only imagine they must have been giving money away, why else would you join a queue this long on a Saturday morning. I needed to get to Liz's I didn't have time for that queue.

This is just a snap shot of winter in Melbourne.
I so love Melbourne at any time of the year.

I thought you might be interested in a new blog I have listed on my sidebar. Osh Kosh Potatoes.
My brother and his mate are off to Osh Kosh in the US this week and have decided to log their journey.
He is my younger brother so I loads of memories of his younger days and that being as long as I can remember he wanted to fly planes.
Not only has he achieved that but he also built this amazing plane, a Falco , which took him on a ten year journey to completion. (never complain about how long it takes to complete a quilt lol)
I know he has wanted to take this trip to Osh Kosh for many years so this is the year. I am sure their record of this trip will have some amusing content, so pop by and say gidday and tell him I sent you.
I still have loads more but I will save that for next time.
Happy times


Donna in SW PA said...

Looks like it was a great day! Makes me wish I was there.

Jackie said...

My husband and son are also on their way to Osh Kosh. Hubby has always wanted to go and this was the year. They have begun their flight and I am sure they will have a great time!

Sue-Anne said...

Great post Jean! Looks like a wonderful time you spent with Liz, the food looks yummy and her HST quilt is divine! I can't believe all those people were lining up for an ATM? Safe trip for your brother - building his own plane, amazing!

Ann Marie said...

Maybe I'll see your brother in a few days. I told my husband I'd go with him this year AND camp out as the friend who usually goes with him isn't coming. The things we do for love! I hope I can slip away to a quilt shop part of the time.

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh, how wonderful your photos are! I'd love to be sitting and visiting with you..
Yes, OshKoshB'gosh is a wonderful place! :)

Cardygirl said...

Looks like you had an inspiring day...good friends, food & stitching...bliss!

Daniëlle said...

You had a great time!! Can almost taste the yummy goods hmmmm perfect! Gorgeous tops! Will go and have a look at the brother's blog in a few minutes! Great plane! thanks for the lovely pictures! Hugs, Daniëlle

Janet said...

What a lovely way to spend a day, I've drooled over Liz's HST before and it's so lovely.

Linda C said...

Nothing more enjoyable than a day spent with good friends, good food, and great show and tell. Wishing we had managed to meet on friday. Next time!!!

pajudie said...

What a lovely get together for you and your friends - the food looks yummy. It's always fun to get together with friends and quilt, chat and eat :o)

Good luck to your brother on his trip to Oshkosh - I used to live near there and the annual "fly in" is big doings in that part of Wisconsin. He'll have a great time, I'm sure.

Kathie said...

wow sure looks like you had a fun day.
oh those crowns are just beautiful, would love to see the whole quilt top!
Ilove that tin she uses for a sewing tin, very cute!
The HST is beautiful....
nice to spend time with friends.

jan said...

Hi Jean, It was lovely to meet you at Broderie and enjoy fine dining and warm interesting chat. I love the chair it is beautiful and just as you described it. A great day. Regards Jan Chuter

Maree: said...

How Lovely you had the chance to catch up with Old Friends..looked like a Yummy Day all round.

Sinta Renee said...

There's a recipe for marinated figs??? Mmm, sounds so good! Looks like you had a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing the eye candy! Now... on to finding a recipe for figs!