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Sunday, February 16, 2014

A bit of this and that...

In the last few days I have...
Been taken out to dinner by DH to my favourite local restaurant, Des Alpes, for Valentine's Day. This lovely little restaurant is owned by Monika and Nick who are originally from Switzerland and the food is absolutely delicious...always!

As we were leaving Des Alpes, we were given a flower for me and chocolates for DH :-)

Went to a Knit and Natter at Gabby's beautiful shop, Yarn Over on Saturday morning and then in the afternoon, DH and I travelled up to Pacific Paradise on the Sunshine Coast for my great niece Lucy's 4th birthday. The little party was in a small park just near my niece's home.

DD2 taking photos of the cake...
 Close up of the cake. Little Lucy asked for a Barbie Cake...(that girl, Barbie, just keeps going on and on doesn't she! lol)

My niece trying to light the candle with the strong breeze that was blowing...

The candle stayed lit for a few seconds...just enough time for Lucy to blow it out and 'make a wish'.

Then on Sunday, Lynda, Cheryl and I headed off to Ormeau (a township on the way to the Gold Coast) for the first get together of Sunday Stitchers, formerly known as Stitchers Inc. We are all bloggers and we all love to stitch! The Ormeau Community Centre is our new venue and it is a really lovely place...
Some of the ladies are doing a Paper Bag Quilt Swap and yesterday they did a Show and Tell session with their first rows...

 I've borrowed some of Maree's photos from the Sunday Stitchers Blog.


In the next photo Cheryl is holding up the border section of a quilt top that I see regularly as Cheryl has been steadily working on this quilt at our Sisters of stitch afternoons...
I'm knitting there in the background. Looking at the photo I realise that the colours in the knitting are similar to those in the blouse I'm wearing! 

Susan working on some stitching here...another lady who loves purple! lol
The group has decided to run a Birthday Fat Quarter Gift each meet up for members who have celebrated a birthday since the last meet up. It was Lynda's turn this time and we all brought in a fat quarter each for her...it was fun looking at all the different fabrics in her new stash...

It was a great day stitching, chatting, laughing and eating. We are all grateful for the organising that Maree has done on our behalf.


9 comments:

Dorothy said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend to me. I like the name Sunday Stitchers - it kind of covers just about anything and everything. You sure do get out and about a lot. Good for you. I'm just a little bit envious. Enjoy the rest of the week. xoxox

Nanette said...

You do get around Maria. Your Sunday Stitchers group looks like fun.....I wanted to have a look at the Sunday Stitcher's blog, but it seems it's by invite only, I was denied access :(

Susan said...

You are always on the go Maria - it was a fun day..can only get better (especially now I know where to go!!!)
Funny about your top & your knitting!!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely weekend Maria

shez said...

yes awesome weekend,thanks for sharing Maria.xx

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my - it looks like you have had a fun week! Such great times with family and friends :) And I'm SO jealous of the sunshine and warmth!!!

Nicky said...

Your get-togethers look like so much fun, lots of like-minded girls having a stitchy time of it! Wish I lived closer....

Susan said...

Loved all your doings. Isn't it nice to get together with the other ladies and have a chat and a laugh! I've been privileged to do that with my art classes in the past. More talking than painting :D)
Glad the Barbie cake stayed alight long enough for the candles to be blown! Barbie gets around all right ;D)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like a perfect day with the girls...love that cake...