Monday 21 March 2011

the best of blends

What do you call a gathering of blog friends?
You read that here first right!
Why are vintage aprons like blog friends?
Because if you wait long enough
two come along at once!
Actually they were more the fantastic four as Lisa brought her lovely children along.
This was our Saturday in sunny Southampton.
A brilliant plan was hatched by
Lisa from Jumble and Jelly (green)
to get Diane from Heart Shaped (red)
aka strange holding hands lady
down from Yorkshire for a blog meet.
Fortunately for us our football teams are in the same league
having both suffered spectacular falls from grace.
A quick whiff of said football match in Diane's Hubbys direction
and she is here!!
 As you'd expect we all got on like a house on fire.
Having common interest and all.
 So you can imagine the squeals of delight on exchanging gifts!
So much for a grown up get together.
Here are the goodies that Diane made for me.
Love them all Diane!!
You know what I said about ikea, girls.
picture frame-ikea
ironing board-ikea
seat pad-ikea.
I had to laugh when I looked at this photo
so much for not buying much in ikea!
 And the very vintage apron came from Lisa
which she knows I LOVE.
And I will not cut this one up!
On our jaunt around Old Southampton
led by the knowledgeable Lisa we learnt all sorts of stuff
probably better explained over at Heart Shaped!
Diane asked me where I get all my lovely fabrics from.
This brings in another lovely lady Sal
whose beautiful array of fabrics arrived on Saturday too
sent from the kindness of her heart!
Thank you Sal :o)
I will write a post all about fabric soon... is my one weakness..
Ooh nearly forgot.
Diane also made me this bracelet.
Kept the earrings for herself
and gave Lisa the necklace.
Apparently good things happen when these three get together!!
Photo courtesy of Lisa!!
ps. I made some patchwork dresdan plates
(tutorial to follow)
as gifts for the girls
and forgot to take photos!!!


Lisa said...

Oh yes that parcel of fabrics did contain some beauties.
We did have a fabulous day didn't we. Lots of fun with lovely blends!
Have you got your pinny on today? I should be doing housework but keep getting side tracked.
Lisa x

Simone said...

It looks like a wonderful day out with your 'blends' and lovely gifts exchanged between you! x

Diane said...

I love my dresden plate patchwork - Ive not had time to photograph my gifts yet as we went for another mammouth walk on Sunday too! I don't know if I will have the energy to get very sweaty at Zumba tonight!!! I had a great day - you and Lisa are brilliant - I'll have to move south! (but my ankles wouldnt stand the beatings from pensioner wally trolleys!!). Shef Wed lost the footbal - as predicted, but the lads still had a great time. Can't wait to do it all again. xxxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun with lots of lovely gifts on the go too!!
'Blends'! I really like that word, you better patent it quick!!
Vivienne x

{Love, Love, Love} said...

I am pleased to hear that you all had a lovely time, Clare x

potterjotter said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely time - what a great idea, and all sparked off by football! So there's something good to be said for it.

noelle said...

Sounds like a fab time was had! and what lovely pressies!

**Anne** said...

So glad you ladies got together and had a fantastic time. I'm envious. :)
Anne xx

two bones and a bagle said...

Just spotted some fabric you have used that I have in my hexie quilt mine is from an old childs blouse wonder where you got yours. Its the white with tiny sprigs of pink flowers about 10 o'clock on your plate.

Catherine said...

Wow, I love your dresden plate and can't wait to see your tutorial, it looks like a great way to continue trying to use up scraps. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend

Louise said...

Bet you didn't stop talking! x