Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, June 18, 2012

To the Quilt Show and beyond!

As per our usual form, Lea and I started in the pre-dawn blackness and headed to Sydney and the annual Craft Show pilgrimage. It goes without question in our homes that this is a crucial outing in our year....catching up with friends, being inspired, trying (in vain) to resist the siren call of the fabric seller (aka the irresistably caramel toned voice of a certain Sydney quilting diva!) and hitting the Sydney sales too! We love it! And now our children are grown we can stay overnight too!!!!! But we still seem to do errands at their request...hmmmm!?
It is so much fun meeting with friends from near and far (but very dear!)...
having the annual MO Kathy pic (not our most flattering, but truly reflects the fun!)...
catching up with bloggers that I have "chatted" to and admired for ages, like Janet, Kate and Jean...
more amazing girls that travelled long distances (hello Sue-Anne- a most delightful surprise!)...
Breakfasted with buddies by the Harbour...Lea, Chooky and Dzintra...
and even made a woolly pincushion with the oh so fun and creative Wendy Williams...
I would have loved this bag to follow me home!
 listening intently to Jean (and don't you love my beads!).... 

and caught up with these beautiful ladies...Peg, Dale, Kate, Maree, Susan, Deb, Teresa, Kerry, Fiona, Sylvia,  Anita, Sandy, Chooky, Kayley, the Tasmanians!, Trish, Christine, so many names...so many lovely kindred spirits...too many links this late at night!!!!!
thanks for sharing the day!
Guess what happened just near here in Friday afternoon traffic on the exits from the Harbour Bridge???? Might be a little surprise for the most fun guess???
Cardygirl xx

32 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

It was an absolute pleasure to share the day with all these beautiful ladies...loved meeting you xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

It was an absolute pleasure to share the day with all these beautiful ladies...loved meeting you xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...
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Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS..and I can't for the life of me guess...maybe you girls took a wrong turn and wanted to come back ha ha!

shez said...

what fun Alison,lovely pics and maybe the sign fell down,lol.xx

Heather said...

Haha, my first thought was that maybe a streaker ran across the bridge. Where is my head at?

paulette said...

I think you got a flat tire...and an incredible hunk...in a tight t-shirt and low riding jeans helped you out! In your dreams? Well it happened to us...a car full of quilters coming home from a Quilting Shop Hop on the LA Freeway leading to Palm Springs!! YIKES!! We thought we were going to get mugged for sure...we got out of the car...clutching our fabric and seam rippers(great buy at one of the shops!!)and a girl doesn't know when she will need protection!! Right!?
So did you get a flat tire??
Paulette

Lorraine said...

One of you needed to go before you left and didn't LOL

Looks like you alll had a ball in Sydney.....would have been great to be there......

Nedra said...

You Australians know how to have fun. I enjoyed putting a few faces with names, so thanks for the photos.
I'm guessing traffic came to a stand still and someone handed out needles and thread to keep the public patient and calm. No?

Cheryl said...

Looked like the perfect time to me. Meeting up with so many wonderful friends. Great post.

Carole said...

What a blast! Meeting up with friends is always such a good time. Thank you for sharing! Cheers!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh it was so good that we got to meet up in Sydney..........lots of fun.......love all the pics.....great necklace........we sold heaps for them........lol........

did you have a spider running around in the car......that happened to me once in a spot I couldn't stop.........
OR
you were crying to much as you missed us all you couldn't see where you were driving..........

Susan said...

Great photos. Get to relive it all in everyone's posts all week.........Did it start raining fat quarters?

Fiona said...

It has been such fun reading different versions of the Sydney show.... Maybe you found that great bag in your car ??????
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos Cardy, the bestest ever weekend...luv ya beads, and you...LOL....

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Great post, lots of great pics...
I think you stopped the car as poor Chooky had been running after you for the last two kms wanting one more goodbye heheheheheh

Julia said...

What ever happened...I'm sure it was fun!
Wish I could have been there..
Julia..

Julia said...

What ever happened...I'm sure it was fun!
Wish I could have been there..
Julia..

sunny said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! It looks like a fantastic group.

Nicky said...

Looks like so much fun! Glad to hear you all had a wonderful time. I think you pulled over to take a photo and someone rear-ended you .......?

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

Love that bag too!

Sonia said...

You spied me in the car beside you - LOL that traffic was at a standstill.

SandyN said...

I think you left you bag at the quilt show and had to go back...

It was great to catch up with everyone...


Sandyn

Sarah said...

Great pics Alison! It sure was a fun weekend! It was SO nice to meet you too!..... Love how you refer to us 3 as the Tasmanian's lol xx
x Sarah

jean said...

Wrong lane I bet lol. It was so good to finally meet you. Hopefully for longer next time

Cathy said...

So much fun in one day!!! Lovely to see everyone through your pics Cardy. I too thought you might have seen a streaker!!! Oh dear. xo

Lori said...

That looks like so much fun!

Anthea said...

Glad to read that you had a great time - i would have loved that bag too... Some of the guesses are pretty funny, are you going to tell us?

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

I have tears rolling down my face from laughing at the guesses!! How imaginative you lot are!! I just wish it was one of those--esp the hunk to change a tyre-- or a streaker would have been OK too...

Janet said...

I figured out that the green signs are the ones to watch out for, did you look at the wrong one? It was great meeting you and the other bloggers, a very fun time.

Janet said...

P.S, show us ya loot.

Maree: said...

Great Post Cardy..Love all your Pics..Not the Merk!..Glad it wasn't too Serious.
Good to See You Again.
cheers