Monday, May 6, 2013

Mill Rosie meet up, Swaps & what I've been working on.....

 On Sunday I got to meet up with Ondrea at Mill Rose in Ballan, we had a great time catching up, shopping and eating yummy food......
 Ondrea was on a retreat with her quilting group and when I heard she was stopping off at Mill Rose I couldn't wait to see if we could make a time to catch up as we haven't seen each other for a couple of years except through our blogs and emails..... it was soooo nice to be able to sit and chat and help her spend her money LOL hehehehe, I must admit I came away with a few things as well :)
Hopefully we'll try and make it not so long for our next meet up which may involve a weekend up Ondrea's way for hubby and me, I can't wait!! :)
 This is what I sent to Kaye in the colour swap, Kaye had chosen red as her colour and you know me I have LoTs and LoTs of red fabric and bits and pieces....I borrowed the above photo from kaye's blog :)
1. For the smelly parcel I gave Kaye 2 strawberry body shop soaps which I wrapped in Red Brolley ( Bronwyn Hayes ) downloadable paper, so cute!
2. Something for a room in the house I chose the sewing room and sent fat 1/4's, cottage garden & cosmo threads, ribbon as well as a red & white pincushion.
3. The something to eat part I sent a red & white mug filled with red raspberries and Turkish delight tim tam's.
4. For the handmade parcel I made a red crocheted scarf :)
 Here is a better picture of the red scarf, it turned out really long perfect to wrap around your neck a couple of times. I've started on another one for my assistant at work as she fell in love with Kaye's one while I worked on it over my lunch breaks so expect another one turning up soon in a new blog post :)
I've also been working on this snowflake blanket and have enough squares to make up another couple of rows, hope to have picture update soon....My goodness my elves have been working overtime lately LOL!

14 comments:

Susan said...

It's lucky that bloggers are such a mobile group, wonderful to meet up when we can. Love your red goodies, and the snowflakes look great.

Cheryl said...

Lovely to meet up with Ondrea and perfect venue to catch up. Gorgeous red gifts for Kay, and am loving the crocheted snowflakes Barb

Heather said...

wonderful lot of red goodies you put together for Kaye. It's always great to catch up with friends...especially when they are the crafting type.

katherine said...

Such beautiful gifts and a lovely place to meet up with bloggy friends. Next time Lance and I have a little holiday (not this year) we are going to go back to Ballarat and I am going to drive out to Mill Rose and see it for myself. Now would two years give me enough time to save up for a spending spree there. With all the loveliness in the pictures I think I might need another 12 months lol.

Cheryll said...

What a wonderful place to met an old friend!
Love all the swap items too! :)

Kaisievic said...

The swap items were all perfect and the scarf is just the right length. It has had plenty of wear already!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Blogger catchups are the best...love your projects Barb..

Yvonne W said...

It is great to meet up with a fellow blogger-- always enjoyable.Love your red and white goodies.The snowflakes crotcheted look sooooo pretty.

Ondrea said...

OH my! Do I look like that!!!! Hehehehe.It was a wonderful day Barb, thanks for meeting up with me. I loove that snowflake blanket you are making, not to mention all those other lovely things.

katherine said...

Just testing something to see if I can leave comments this way

Too many eggs said...

You are certainly making up for last month

Anthea said...

How great to catch up with Ondrea like that, Barb.... have to take the opportunity while it's there!
Gorgeous RED goodies there, the scarf is gorgeous, fab for winter... x

marina said...

seems like Mill rose is the place for catch ups with crafty friends!
so love your snowflake squares they make me want to get some wool and get going on some.
lovely colour swap goodies.

Quilt Kitty said...

Your snowflake blanket squares are so pretty! Are they crochet Barb? xx