Sunday, 2 September 2007

Mini Blog Meet

I had a wonderful day last Thursday. Louise and I decided that we probably had a lot in common, after quite a few emails and an apron swap, so we thought that we should meet up. The beautiful fabric shop, Amitie, was to be the meeting place.

I had never been there before so it took a while for me to drive there. Anyway, Louise and I finally met and she is exactly how she is in her blog, a very warm and generous lady. She brought along her gorgeous daughter, Daphne, who I think will take after Louise, as she loved pulling everything off the shelves. Jenny and Judi were there of course from Amitie and all these wonderful people kept appearing. Everybody was just so friendly. It was like a lovely meeting place. I must say, the shop is just fantastic. I can't believe that I spent 2 1/2 hours in there (actually it was quite easy and I do believe it) - I am sure I could have stayed in there all day. The fabric is just amazing. Talk about 'fabric porn' as our friend Dizzey Jade would say!!!!

Anyway, Louise and I had a lovely time - she helped me with a quilt I was putting together and she was putting one together so I put in my two bobs worth. And then after doing all that we went and had lunch just down the road. A very, very satisfying and productive day. Thanks Louise, I had the best time.
Louise made me this beautiful needle case - just beautiful and a gorgeous pink apple container for some of my sewing bits and bobs. Don't you just love the big pink vintage button on top?

Here are some photos of some of the fabrics that I purchased from Amitie. The first photo includes some liberty fabrics as well as some Amy Butler. I just love this colour combination.

I also bought a quilt kit from Amitie of 'Sail Away' by Jennifer from Amitie. It has all Belgian linen in it. The colours are just so fresh. Just beautiful. I think it was featured in Quilters Companion earlier this year. I started this quilt tonight, as I am very impatient to get into this one.

I must admit I was a bit nervous at the thought I meeting someone who I had only communicated with through blogging - but 2 seconds after I met Louise, I knew I wouldn't have to worry. In fact, I don't think we stopped talking the whole time we were there. A really great day.


Thimbleanna said...

Oh My! I'm SO envious! Miss Marzie met the famous LuLu and LuLu met the fabulous Miss Marzie!!! What a fun place to meet too. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Love all your fabrics and can't wait to see your finished quilt.

Meg said...

Thanks for the shopping day, I was with you in spirit and enjoyed every minute of it. Meg

fiona said...

lousie does have that effect on you dos'nt she!!and amitie well say no more...what a great day!!

Louise said...

Didn't we have the best time in Amitie! I got to say though I was exhausted after chasing Daphne up and down the store - it was all a little too tempting for her. A little tempting for me too - I can't go there without buying more lovely fabric. Thanks Cathy, it really was such a pleasure meeting you! xx

dizzyjadey said...

Oooh, such lovely goodies! When you said Liberty fabrics, I'm hooked as its very hard to find here in Sydney. I used to have a Laura Ashley dress made out of Liberty fabric, but that's more than 15 years ago. What a great blog meet! The apple box and needle book are both wonderful...and yes the first meeting with a co-blogger was daunting for me, too. But I'm finding more and more that craft bloggers are really nice and not too scary. :-)