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Sunday, July 22, 2012

The most wonderful day...

... fabulous friends, a gorgeous venue and Michelle all the way from Queensland.
I set off early with my darling Sammy (oldest son and steam train enthusiast) to meet with Michelle and Gary in Healesville.    The boys jumped in my car and were off on a day of Puffing Billy adventures.  Sam tells me they had a brilliant time. Thank you so much, Sam, for spending the day with Gary so that Michelle could relax knowing that Gary had fun things to do too.

Michelle and I then travelled to the delightful Patchwork Teahouse together.  What was amazing is that we could have been friends forever, we chatted as if we had been friends for years and years and years.

Above is the happy bloggy group together.  We had the BEST time.  Thank you so much to Rosalie, Michelle, Marina, Tracee, Liz, Bronwyn and Christine for your lovely company.
As well as being the nicest person you could ever hope to meet, Michelle is such a generous person and had a delightful handmade gift for each and everyone of us.  Each gift included an exquisite hand painted button from Rose Petals Past.  And we got two of her wonderful designs to stitch.  Thank you so much, dear friend.

My beautiful friend Christine had made an exquisite brooch for Michelle and me.  As with everything Christine makes, it is just perfect.

Sweet Marina also had a pressie for me, some gorgeous fabric to make fussy cut hexies.  Spoilt lucky me.

I have to mention too, how wonderful it was to see my darling Bronwyn. (Korrumburra Quilting).  We live too far apart to often meet in person so it was wonderful to receive one of her hugs.  I love Bronwyn with all my heart, she understands me completely and offers the very best advice in difficult times.  She's also enormous fun.

As always everything at the Teahouse was perfect.  Marilyn is the most delightful host, the food is scrumptious, especially Gary's scones (greedy me - I'd started gobbling before I remembered to take a photo)

and their new range of cakes - yum yum yum.
I love Marilyn's choice of goodies to buy and everything is displayed so beautifully.  These items called to me...

I was then very spoilt as I had lovely Michelle all to myself as we travelled back to rendezvous  with the happy, tired boys.  She is a true kindred spirit.

And to cap off the most wonderful day I got to play with my darling little grandson, Henry, when we got back to Sam's place.  Here's Henry on his first birthday a few weeks ago
Of course his party had a train theme too, and was held at delightful Diamond Valley Miniature Railway.

If you are looking for fun and lovliness combined you need go no further than Bee in My Bonnet. I love Lori's darling blog.

This super cute project appears HERE.  And there are so many more fabulous tutorials too.  Thank you so much, Lori


  1. Mel what a lovely happy postglad you had a great bloggy meeting and love that pic of Henry with his green face,lol,he sure was enjoying his birthday cake.xx

  2. WOW it sounds like you all had an amazing day...isn't it wonderful to spend time with people that have the same interests.
    Hugs Tanya

  3. Just the most amazing day! Had a ball and so lovely to see some familiar bloggers and meet some new ones too.
    Thanks for organising it Mel!
    ps will pinch your pic to put on my blog if that's ok?

  4. What a perfect day Mel....boggers, food, purchases, gifts and family..

  5. Sounds like a lovely day was had by all. What a great looking shop and those scones... Yumm!

  6. Thanks for organising a great day Mel. It was lovely to finally meet Michelle in person after corresponding with each other for quite a while. Pity I had to leave early but it was a wonderful get together.

  7. Sounds and looks like a wonderful time in a perfect place! :)

  8. So Glad you got the chance to meet up with Michelle it has been so long in the planning...I'm sure she will be bubbling over with stories when she returns to us here in qld...

  9. That does it! next time I am down that way visiting family, hubby is so taking me out to Healesville!! Glad you ladies had a lovely visit.

  10. I am soo happy you shared this Blogger, Friend meeting. How nice to see one another face to face & get that (real hug). Just a great friend day...how great. blessings. D

  11. Thank you dear Mel for the most wonderful day....one I shall treasure.You & Sam ensured Gary and I have even more wonderful memories of Victoria. I loved meeting all these lovely ladies and such a very special venue....Loved it! Lucky there is 2,000 miles between us other wise we would all have lockjaw.LOL! Hugs Michelle xxx

  12. It is lovely to see everyone having a wonderful time.
    The Tea House is perfect for that.

  13. It looks like you had a most wonderful day, the company, gifts and food all look lovely.

  14. Hear Hear Mel, we sure had a lovely, very special day, thank you for organising it for us. Cheers Rosalie.

  15. Thanks Melody for your organising this special event. Had a fabulous time.
    I always enjoy visiting the Teahouse and of course eating those delicious scones.
    Enjoy the week.

  16. What a lovely blog meeting.... I always find it amazing meeting other bloggers how well we all get on... such fun... you deserve all those lovely pressies you got...

  17. Sounds like a fabulous day...I was soooo close to taking a trip to the Teahouse yesterday morning and then piked it...maybe next time...Gary's scones, yum!...

  18. It truly looks like you all had a wonderful day by the smiles on your faces, how special for each of you .It is hard to believe Henry is a year old already , Happy Birthday Henry!
    Hugs Sheila

  19. What a wonderful way to spend some time with your blogging friends.
    Lots of lovely goodies were exchanged as well.
    Oh Henery is soooo cute.

  20. family, friends, presents and yummy food. what could be better than spending the day with all that.

  21. That does found like a wonderful day!!!

  22. Awww you all look like you had the most fab day Mel. How special to catch up with new friends and long time friends :-) Love the "post card" fabric I see you purchased, Hugs

  23. What a great day you all had together, I hear the Warburton Tea House calling to me!



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