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Sunday, September 2, 2012

A wonderful bloggy get together


Yesterday I got together with some bloggy friends at Mill Rose Quilts in Ballan.
We lunched next door at The Mill Cottage restaurant, then back for more fabric shopping, then back to the restaurant for afternoon tea. We talked and laughed and shopped and talked and ate and laughed and talked some more.  We shared show and tell and we got to meet our darling Shez.
It was such a wonderful day. Here's Shez with a swap gift from lovely Barb.

I'd not been to this gorgeous store before and I immediately fell in love.  There is a huge range of fabric including a great range of Liberty fabrics, some sweet Tilda fabrics and trims, Quilted Crow wools, reproductions, moderns - in fact something for every taste.  There were great threads, trims and gifts .  Michelle and the other staff were charming and really helpful.

The food in the restaurant was lovely too. We were all so excited to meet that I don't think anyone remembered to take photos of the food.  But rest assured it was delicious and eagerly consumed.

Here are my purchases, all to add to works in progress (except the cute pincushion pattern which I just couldn't resist)

Shez very kindly made us all a gift and I received this darling Tilda brooch.  I just love it, many many thanks to Shez.
It was fabulous to meet Shez, Sharon and Barb for the first time and Christine is always delightful.  What a wonderful group of women.  Bloggy friends are so much fun.

We all had such a great time we have decided to have another bloggy meet at the same venue.  Please mark
Saturday November 17 at 10.00am 

in your diary and join us for a wonderful day.  This time we are having a Sit and Sew day and wonderful Michelle from Mill Rose Quilts is letting us use her delightful sewing room for free.  How fabulous is that.  

We are having a small swap on the day so let me know if you would like to join in this bit of fun - you don't have to play if you don't want to - this will only be a very small part of the fun day.   
We will lunch next door at the delightful Mill Cottage restaurant again. 
Everyone is very welcome, you don't need to have a blog to come along - bloggy readers are very welcome too.  I'll post more about this day as we get closer.
What a sweet heart.  

Here's a link to clever Erin's wonderful blog, Two More Seconds, where she shares how she made this delightful mini quilt.


  1. What a wonderful post about your day out, Millrose is definitely on my list of shops to visit one day. And how fabulous that you get to do it all again in November.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day Melody. I love the pic with everyone hlding a shopping bag - quilters, always doing our bit for the economy! The broach Shez made is so sweet. Tracee xx

  3. How great to all get together.... and even greater that you are going to do it all over again!!! I would so have loved to be there too!!

  4. so disappointed that I couldn't make it but I have pencilled in the 17th and there is nothing else on that day that can interfere with joining you all.
    fingers crossed.

  5. Looks like a lovely day was had by all.

  6. such a wonderful day with wonderful friends,lol i am not missing out on the next one ,i have already worked out what i am doing for the swap.xx

  7. Always lovely to see fellow bloggers meet up...and a Gorgeous shop to meet at too.
    Nice pics.

  8. What fun it looked like you all had - would have loved to have been there.

  9. That looks like such a lovely day with lovely friends!! I've heard lots of great things about the shop. That freebie heart is really gorgeous. You find such great things to share with us!

  10. It looks like you all had a wonderful day. Lovely smiling happy faces. Hugs. Fee x

  11. Sorry I missed this one. Looks like you all had a very enjoyable time.
    Will try and make the next one.

  12. We did have a great time .... is is November yet? :o) hugs

  13. Whoa! That's nice for bloggers to get together. Its nice to swap ideas and give each other tips. And you guys looks like you had the time of your life.
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  14. Can see you all had the best time together and in such a beautiful venue...
    Shame I live over in the West. Just a bit bit far away.... :(

  15. How quickly did the time go on Saturday! It was such a great day meeting new friends, shopping and eating! I'm looking forward to our next meeting. Now how many sleeps to go?

  16. What a lovely way to spend a day, with gorgeous bloggy friends, glad you all had a great time!

  17. Lovely photos and I think I could see a bit of mischief happening there in that shop. How wonderful to do it all again and take your stitching...crying up here. So glad you all had a fab day.

  18. Hello Melody,

    You are a special lady to organise all this. The shop looks lovely especially love the front door. Happy days.

  19. Lots of fun to be had behind that red door. Looks like you all had a wonderful day.
    Enjoy your week.

  20. I hope I can come in November. I may have to shop instead if sew though.

  21. Looks like you had the best time...fantastic photos....totally awesome group of ladies...xx

  22. What fun...looks like you all had a great time.
    hugs Tanya



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