Monday, March 7, 2011

Home Sweet Home


I am home from my wonderful trip to Brisbane to meet up with my fellow nutters and also the Queensland Blogging girls (+ Pat from NSW). 

To say that I had the time of my life would somehow be an under statement.  I have NEVER laughed so much EVER....  All of my gumnut sisters were as lovely as I knew they would be - We all hit it off instantly and did not stop cackling the whole time.



We took our imposter "Jenny the owl" everywhere we went - She had a great time too.  We had our morning tea for the bloggers on Saturday and it was wonderful.  We finally got to meet the gorgeous ladies on the other side of the screen and they were all so lovely.


One of my long time buddies in blog land is Teresa and let me tell you she is just the nicest gal - Despite being dead on her feet from tiredness she still came and I am so pleased she did.  She is everything I thought she would be and more.....  Love you Teresa...


And another girl that I was so pleased to finally meet was Maree.  What a gorgeous lady she is - But then I knew she would be. 

There were so many other ladies that I met but sadly do not have photographs of them so if I can get some from the other girls I will introduce you next time.

At the morning tea it was announced that we would be having our next Gumnutters AGM in Tasmania in conjunction with a retreat - More details to come soon but if you are hoping to come it will be the first weekend in March so put it in your diary now - This will be a weekend not to be missed.


Our lovely home state Nutter host was our delightful Joy. Joy knows how much I like a treasure hunt and took me to one of her local spots.  I was not disappointed and found these tiny salt & pepper shakers with silver lids.


And this lovely little Royal Winton jug.  Little treasures to remind me of my trip.


Joy also took us to some of her favourite quilting shops.  This one was Bayside Stitch.  We had 2 visits here because 1 was just not enough !!



And we also visited Natalie Bird's shop - Thread & Ginger - I was heard to say "Be still my beating heart" as I entered the shop - It is so "Fee"  I loved everything inside......


If I was ever going to own a bricks and mortar shop it would be like this one.


There was lots of Natalie's own designs plus Tilda & Tilda fabric - Yes you heard me right !! And also lots of Anni Downs as well.


Can you see why I loved it so much?


We also went to a house full of shabby goodness.  We stumbled across it really and all fell in love with the contents.  It is called "Shabby Streak" and the lovely owner Leanne was happy for us to take some pics whilst we were there.  It was destiny really as it is in Brighton which is the town that I live in here in Tassie.

I have so much more to tell you and to show you but I will leave that for another time. 

Thank you so much to all of the bloggers and forum girls that turned up on Saturday - It was so lovely to meet you all.  And a huge big sloppy kiss and hug to my sister Joy for putting up with us and to her family for lending her to us for the 4 days - I think they got returned damaged goods.  OOPS !!!  Sorry Daryll - She is now corrupted.

Until next time,

Love and Hugs - Fee XXXXX

20 comments:

Marilyn said...

So pleased you got home safely with all your goodies, Fee. Love your little jug.

Jo in TAS said...

I'm so pleased they let you come back home!! I was worried they were going to kidnap you!!

Narelle said...

Oh Fee, You and the nutters had so much fun. Must make a note to email Joy for a list of those shops and address so that if i get to Brisbane this year i can go and look them up. I would have been in Heaven myself visiting them. Thank you for all the photos i have enjoyed following you all and have marked my journal for March next year just have to start saving as i would love to join you all. Here's hoping.
Hugs
Narelle

Maree: said...

I Think we could have Jo quite Easily....
I wish we had found that Shabby Shop will look for that one next time where up that way...
Lovely Post Fee so Glad You had a Good Time & WE found some New Stitching Friends which is Great..
Thanks so Much for Coming it Really Meant a Lot..
xx

Quiltin' Sandy said...

What a gorgeous time you all had! Lots of the forum ladies were very jealous- me included! :)

Barb said...

What a fun post and sounds like a fun time had by all.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fee, it looks like you did have an aweseome time...to personally meet every one how good that must have been...great photos...and love your purchases...thanks for sharing..xx

Christine said...

Wish I had not worried about the weather as they said we would have a lot of rain coming and it would have been a long drive for me if it had been cancelled. I only saw Theresa's blog to late about meeting elsewhere if the weather wasn't good.
Sorry to have missed you all

Christine

Jeanette said...

Was really great to meet you Fee. Look forward to coming to Tassie next year. Already told the kids i'm going. :) Can't wait for it. I can see why you say those shops are "so Fee like". Lovely treasures you found to take home. They are great shops. Glad you arrived home safe & sound. Happy Stitching,

Scottish Nanna said...

Glad you got home safely I had A great time with you girls I wont be there in March My heart is not the best soI cant fly But I will be thinking of you all .
Hugs Mary.

RobynK said...

Thanks for the lovely pics of your fun, exciting weekend! Hoping to see more of the 'getaway'.

Vicki ♥ said...

It was a very special weekend Fee and was so good to be able to hug you in real life :) We did get lots of things and special things to remind us of our weekend..not that we will forget it :) Hugss Vicki xxx

teresa said...

So glad you got home safe Fee... but I am missing you already! What a fun time you guys had and I'm thrilled to bits to have got the chance to finally "meet" you on Saturday. That was SO much fun. You are exactly how I knew you would be (and I'm very glad for that!)...can't wait to see you again next March. Saving my money now....xxxx

May Britt said...

Wonderful weekends like this is so filled of vitamin Q and we need it :)

Joy said...

Aww Fee, we just had the bestest time :o)!!! LOVED that Shabby streat shop, I'll definitely be going there again. What a great find ;o). It was fabulous having you all here dear friend, can't wait til next year :o)!!!
Love n hugs,
Ethel xxxxxxxx

Pauline said...

looks like you girls had a blast fee!!!! glad you home safe and sound..wow shops look great dont they? bet your purse was lighter than when you went ...????
cheers

De said...

Fee - so glad you had a good time; so sad I wasnt able to make morning tea on Saturday - next time.

I love Shabby Streak! Been there numerous times as my close friend lives at Brighton and its only 15 minutes from home anyway!

Chookyblue...... said...

you sure had a great time Fee.........

Michelle May said...

Oh how fun! I know you had the best time ever! Love, love, love that shop!
xx,shell

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Fee!
Was sorry I couldn't get down to meet up with you Nutters on the Saturday, but am now also envious of your shop-hopping ... lots of lovelies there! Perhaps its best in the long run ... I'd have bought stuff and had to find a place for it and am already culling the sewing room! :0) You even got cooler weather for your visit - glad you had a ball! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS