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!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blogmeet at Quilt Show at Darling Harbour...Part 1

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just back this weekend from the Craft and Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour where there was a Blogmeet organized by the gorgeous Chookyblue


'Cardygirl' aka Alison......'Buddyandme' aka Sue-Ann......me...'On My Verandah' aka Maree......
'Joy Patch' aka Joy and 'Chookyblue' aka Donna
I met Chooky at Anni's stand within 10 minutes of arriving at the Show...
we just recognized each other from photos...


12.30pm was the designated time to meet fellow bloggers......and here we all are out the front...


And like Kate said...I didn't know the Papparazzi were coming either ha ha...
great pics girls!!!
~Pic from Kate~


'Fairy Floss' aka Lea who is about to start a blog......Chooky......Cardygirl......me


'Peaceful Threads' aka Fiona with Chooky...


Chooky, 'Patchwork Angel' aka Sandy and Maree......


'Time to Stitch' aka Sylvia......Fiona......and standing on the end is Patricia


In the centre is 'Sarah's Prim Treasures' aka Sarah and 'Re-De--Zine' aka De


With Donna...


With Kate...

I have thoroughly enjoyed myself these last few days putting faces to names...
it's amazing how most of us who had never met recognized each other and hugged like long lost friends!!!  Blogging has certainly been life changing for me...
the friendships made......the amount of sewing I am doing and learning about......
and being able to come here for breaks from caring......it all means so much

And not to forget dear Mr Armchair who walked Darling Harbour.......took train trips with JoJo and attended to her care while I literally 'played' for 2 days and experienced a bit of 'freedom'......
Thank You So Very Very Much!!!  (I think he needs a break now ha ha)


THE QUILTS

So many beautiful ones......here are a few





My Favourite Stall......Hatched and Patched...
A lot of us kept going back to Anni's and back and back...



And here's the girl herself......Anni Downes...
I'm from Bathurst and I still remember sitting in Geo's (no blog) lounge room one day and stitching with a group of friends when Anni told us she was opening a shop......and the rest is history!!!
I am so proud to know Anni and watch her grow and grow with her beautiful designs...



Some designs from Anni's new book 'The Simple Life'


Does anyone know the name of this one......I think I might need it ha ha...


I couldn't resist this pincushion 'Prairie Flower' so bought the kit for it...
Lots of advice and help from Chooky about hexagons...
Thanks so much Donna!!!


I also met Susan and she had made this beautiful bag by Anni......might need to make this one too LOL!!!

But wait there's more...
I'll be back with the shopping......the food......the sights

Thank you so very very much Donna for organizing this blogmeet...
It was wonderful to meet you and all gals......I had the BEST time!!!!!

Love Dzintra xoxo

24 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It really was the best weekend Dzintra....I am so pleased I was able to meet you and your family...xx

Khris78 said...

Looks like you had a great day ... some beautiful quilts on show :)

Annie said...

Wow Dzintra - I can hear the excitement in your voice....sounds like you had an absolute ball...maybe next year I can join in the fun too xoxoxo

Christine said...

Fabulous post, Dzintra and lovely to meet you in Sydney.

shez said...

wonderful post Dzintra,glad you had a great time.xx

Maree: said...

Hello Gorgeous Lady...So So Glad we Finally Met after all these Blogging Years...Thanks for all the chats.
cheers

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIEND!

There is really no feeling like MEETING a blogger friend FACE TO FACE. Blogging has indeed HOOKED up so many people together in a phenomenal way:

THROUGH WRITING. It is thrilling to see our FAITHFUL friends who keep in touch almost daily and who share fun tips on art and everything imaginable!

So good to see you had a BREAK MY DEAR....HAVE ANOTHER FUN DAY DEAREST! Anita

Chookyblue...... said...

so glad we got to hang out so much you're just gorgeous.........just like catching up with a "besty".......love all the pics.......thanks to Mr ArmChair for freeing you up.......

DAWNIE said...

Hi Dzintra how great it was to meet you after blogging over the last few years we finally met and that was by accident at dinner on Thursday. Glad that you also had a great time, love all the pics. Yes the blog ladies are just truely special and unless you are in blogland no one understands the special friendships formed.

Anita said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself......was lovely to meet you!!

Cardygirl said...

Great pics xxxx

Notjustnat said...

Wow, what a lot of fun you all had. I met Sue-Anne once too. I'm glad you got to meet her as well. Thanks for sharing photo of those gorgeous quilts - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Dzintra!

Thank you for visiting and seeing my shoe. This is week TWO of being on vacation and I have had some VERY HIGH MOMENTS with friends and my creative time. It does feel strange however, to know that I am on a trajectory of CHANGE and that is a bit unsettling, especially when I know I need to MOVE FORWARD...I am just not sure yet with WHAT and HOW!!!!!!!

Enjoy your day and reminisce on that fabulous meeting of kindred spirits!! LOVE! Anita

Rachaeldaisy said...

I so wished I could have been there for the bloggy meet, but your wonderful photos make me feel as though I was there. I loved the quilts you've shown. Anni's stand was as beautiful as ever! Looking forward to more posts about your trip.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh thank you dear heart....It will take me a while to transition from being a super busy teacher with a paycheck and a set plan to an artist/writer with no income but a passion!!!!!!!!!

LOVE, Anita

Amish Stories said...

Looks like you guys had a great time, and you would love the quilt shows here in the Lancaster,Pa area folks. Richard

Jeni said...

Looks like a amazing time you all had .....
bet you will be back next year

Susan said...

Lovely photos. Anni had the most gorgeous stand don't you think? That pattern is Peaceful Garden. It's only wall hanging size but lots in it, and the stitcheries could be used in so many ways. Give in to temptation!

SandyN said...

It was great to finally meet you Dzintra... It was a great day hey....

Sandyn

Sarah said...

Hey Dzintra! It was LOVELY to meet you in Sydney! Glad you had a ball.... Looked like you did :+) I sure did too! Looking forward to next time lol
x Sarah

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely photos - it's pleasure to see you all, and the quilts are fantastic!
Thank you for share!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sue-Anne said...

Great post Dzintra! It was lovely to meet you and I am blown away by the size of the blog meet on Friday! It was a great Show and we are all looking forward to coming back next year.

Fer said...

How wonderful! Looks like the perfect getaway.

Palomasea said...

Dearest Dzintra, I am so overjoyed for you! How amazing to meet these dear friends in person!
What gorgeous quilts...
So very very happy you had a wonderful time!!!
You look beautiful...you're glowing with happiness...
On to the next post, my friend...
Love and hugs,
- Irina

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