This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Melbourne Cup...or It Turned Into A (Private) Quilt Show...

A pic of my new shoes...and how I just love them!!!

I went to a Melbourne Cup Fund Raiser luncheon on Tuesday with 2 of the girls I met at a workshop...
the shoes were perfect...



Me with one of the workshop gals, Karan...


Deb who happens to live not far from me...



and my good friend Fiona...


We all wore a piece of headgear which is standard for Melbourne Cup day...
I put a string of roses and fluffy stuff onto a headband...



Karan did the same...


and Deb did a flower and fascinator fabric...


A great day...lots of sweeps and raffles...and a fantastic fund raiser for Motor Neurone Disease by Quota Club...  Thank you Jan (our workshop teacher) for inviting us!!!


That wasn't the end of the day...
I had respite care that afternoon for JoJo...Deb had invited us to go back to her place to have more champagne...and blow me down...she showed us her quilts...
Deb has only been quilting for 2 years and look at all this...and this isn't all she has made!!!
We were all gobsmacked!!!

There are 2 of the above quilts...one for her and one for him...


the front of another quilt...


the back of it...


front...


back...



back...


front...



I think this is Deb's first quilt...


Deb showed us this and said it was her first go at free motion quilting...
she didn't quite know what to do with it and I suggested it would make a lovely table runner...
Well, Quilters generally being very kind and generous...
she folded it up and gave it to me!!!
How beautiful is that...I love it Deb and thank you so very very much!!!
It looks great on my table!!!

A fantastic day with new friendships being made...
and we are talking of sewing days...getting together...catching up next year at more workshops!!!


And I still love my shoes...I just had to put another pic in!!!

19 comments:

Janice said...

It sounds like you had the best day. Debbie has certainly jumped in with both feet. Very inspiring. I can see why you love your new shoes.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Your shoes are adorable! And what lovely ladies you were able to be with. And Deb's quilts were awesome, and the 'table runner' free motion 'quilt' topper was such a sweet thing for her to give to you.
Thank God for kindred friends!
hugs,
Teresa in California
Oh, I am going to send you the link to Tessha Moores quilted book videos.
Have fun viewing them if you haven't already seen them.
Cheers for a lovely week!

Sue said...

Well, there's nothing as good as a pair of lovely red shoes to take you to all the fun places. You girls all look great. Did your horse win?

Palomasea said...

Dear Dzintra,

What a wonderful post you have shared with us!
A good time with friends, gorgeous quilts, and those fabulous shoes...I love red shoes!!
And cute jewelry there too;)
You are beautiful inside and out!

Blessings,
- Irina

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh your just gorgeous for race day..........and a bonus of a day to see all those quilts.........

Simone de Klerk said...

Bye bye red shoes ...
What a great day you must have had!!!

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

Love your shoes! Looks like you all had a fabbo day. I worked on my website, but managed to just catch the race. Mx

Kath said...

Don't you look beautiful, with those amazing cheekbones and a smile that lights up the room! xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are stepping out in STYLE HERE DZINTRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEE! Oh, how I wish I had enough friends here to go out and get all gussied up for something! YOU LOOK SMASHING !!!!!! What a smile...you could light up New York City with that lovely smile!!! I am so glad to hear you are on the mend now my dear...what fun to enjoy a day out like this!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

IT IS ALWAYS so fun to get together with dear friends who have the same vision for LIVING!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy my dear, Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

I had to smile at your description of your headwear. Sounds like the perfect day out and fundraising for a excellent cause.
Red shoes are always a winner.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

RitaGri said...

Ziedo no galvas līdz kājām! Skaistas lupatiņu segas.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

you girls are all so cute !!
i totally love the colours in your little gift
~laura xx

Palomasea said...

Thank you, dear Dzintra, for visiting me today!

A lovely week to you,
- Irina

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your shoes too!! What a fun day. How amazing are Deb's quilts!! Looks like you have some lovely friends!

Jeni said...

Just love your shoes.....
And you Gals look like you had a grand time at your Melbourne cup
day.....

Terry said...

A great day out with the girls. I too have new shoes but yet to wear them anywhere. I'll show you when I do.
Nice to see quilters work.

Kim said...

Cute shoes and even cuter toes!

rosie said...

My DIL's mum would love your shoes Dzintra!! You are way too gorgeous!!
Love those quilts..

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