Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mill Rosie meet up….

Saturday saw me head of with my sister Anne to our annual pilgrimage to Ballan for our Mill Rosie meet up. I didn’t take as many photo’s as usual as I just couldn’t move around as quickly as I used so so I’ve borrowed some photo’s from Shez’s blog to fill in the gaps.

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the beautiful cat softy I am holding in the bottom right photo was from the lovely Ofaigh and came as a complete surprise when she presented me with her and of course she’s done up in my favourite colours of red & white thank you O’faigh you made my day!

This meetings swap was to be a project from Leanne Beasley and Sue was the lucky recipient below…… I think by the smile on her face she liked what she picked Smile

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I was also lucky enough to receive my beautiful gift from Marg below…

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I was totally spoilt and the best thing was the fabric Marg chose to use to compliment the stitcheries was midwinter reds my absolute favourite fabric range it has such a lovely mxi of reds and creams….I think you can see by my expression I was delighted to receive this as well Smile Thanks Marg it will be taking pride of place on my coffee table for everyone to admire.

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This is the project I took with me to work on during the day, but as usual too much chatting, catching up and good food got in the way of too much being done on the day so after a 3 hour nap on Sunday I set to work on adding the final edging to these African flower hexagons……117 completed ready to sew together and another 164 still needing 2 more rows before I can add them to the finish pile in the bag Shez made me for my birthday this year so I better get a hop on and start cracking the whip at myself. 

I’ve also been working on a secret project for my one on one swap with Sharon and last Saturday saw me presenting her with the finished blanket so just to tease you a little I’ll put a picture below of one of the work in progress pictures I’ve been taking and tomorrow I’ll do a full reveal Smile

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20 comments:

shez said...

Hi kiddo it was such a wonderful day catching up with our friends and the swaps were awesome and what you made for Sharon and Lily was unbelievably gorgeous you are so clever and a very generous friend,cant wait till our next catchup so take care my lovely friend and enjoy your day.xx

Leanne said...

Beautiful gift Barb, your crochet is so pretty.

Susie said...

Beautiful gifts all round. And loads of fun it seems.

Bev C said...

Hello Barb,

What a great day out you had filled with lovely gifts, food and chat.
Love the last photo of the crochet goodness.

Happy days.
Bev.

Cheryll said...

It's good that you were well enough to go. I can only imagine how much FuN you had! :)

kiwikid said...

Was lovely to see you on Saturday Barb, hope you are improving. Love your crochet!

Kim said...

Looks like you all had a great day. Your crocheting is so beautiful.

Chookyblue...... said...

you girls always have such a fun day at Mill Rose.......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So pleased you had a good day Barb.....and what a lovely surprise from O'faigh......great photos...

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

You are a machine and will have those African Flowers finished before I finish mine! Thanks for the heads up on your next posy, it gives me time to hide mine and Lilys wonderful gifts. You have truly spoilt us both, we are very blessed, thank you again. Xx

Susan said...

It always looks like such a fun day at Millrose. Your crochet is simply beautiful.

Jo said...

I love your crochet. It is so neat and pretty

KERYN B said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun.

Anthea said...

beautiful faces & beautiful swap gifts, Barb... so glad you had a great day... can't wait to see your gift for Sharon!

Cheryl said...

Barb you are such a beautiful stitcher and crocheter - lovely projects and beautiful swap gift you received. Was sorry I missed catching up with you all

Karen said...

This always looks like a great day together.
Look at all that lovely crochet!!

Dasha said...

Good to hear you were well enough to go. There are some lovely things being shown off there.

Barb said...

Love the crochet....

Mistea said...

Love all your motifs. The flowers are looking lovely. Can't wait to see the blanket you made Sharon.

Fiona said...

looks like a lovely day... I saw the blanket you made on Sharons blog... outstanding...
Hugz