Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What a fabulous weekend!!!

Well what a weekend it was …  never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that it would have been as fabulous as it was. We had SUCH FUN!!!!! As most of you might know, we shopped til we dropped … and as you can see “Jenny Hoot” was with us every step of the way!!!
Thanks for looking after our DELISH morning tea Jen LOL. Weren’t the girls at my local patchwork store such sweeties to do this for us!!! Must get that recipe from you too Maria :o)!!!!! YUMM!!!!
Friday night saw us enjoying more yummy food – we all went to a local Italian restaurant “Elios”…
look at the size of that Tiramisu!!! I’m ashamed to say I didn’t manage to finish it …. although I really did try ;o)!!!
We were all a bit worried on Saturday as the weather had turned quite soggy (to say the least) and the wind was blowing madly too – so to Plan B it was and we all met up at the Grand View pub and enjoyed their coffee and shelter in the pretty pergola :o).
It was just so wonderful to meet you all … and finally give you a hug in person after blogging and emailing you all for so long :o)!!
Saturday night was our last night together and we all gathered back at my little patch to sort some more “New Beginnings” kits …. oh my goodness how generous everyone has been!!! At last count there were 260 kits ready to take out to Qld Quilters … and I reckon we’ll probably hit 300 as there are still some ready to be boxed up!!! As you can see … Jenny Hoot was a HUGE help LOL!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who sent kits and goodies for our New Beginnings …… there are going to be a lot of stitchers blessed by your generosity :o)!!
Sunday morning and it was time for our first “Gathering of the Nutters” to end **sniff**. Of course, a bit of last minute shopping at the airport was in order… 
And look what we found at the newsagent!!! Both Fee and Vicki are gracing the pages of this month’s P&S …
had to get a piccie of the superstars with their mag :o)!! Fee even made the cover – well, her gawjus cushion did lol!!!
So now it’s back to normal again around here …. must say I’m missing my gawjus Nutter sistas already, and I can’t wait for our planned retreat in Tassie next year – WOOHOO!!! We’ll have more details on that soon. What fun it will be, you’ll be able to join us too!!!
Hope you had a terrific weekend too!!!!!!

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

Had a fabulous morning Saturday Joy. SO glad that i could get there. From all the piccies i've seen & storis i heard you girls sure had fun together. :) Look forward to Tassie. yay. Hugs,

Dawn said...

OH dearest Ethel, I had the bestest time ever...we laughed so much and the shops were wonderful esp your local haunt and that morning tea..yummo....oh I could have eaten the whole plate full all by myself... so so yummy...a recipe please for sure...LOL... the fun we had was fabulous...esp the shopping...miss you darl
Hugs Dawn x x

Fiona said...

I had one of the best times of my life - Lots of wonderful memories - Especially Daryll's chicken burgers - LOL... Tell him I have forgiven him - LOL

Love you sweetie.

Hugs - Fee XX

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Ethel......It was the bestest weekend I have had in ages and ages....finally meeting up with my Nutter Sistas was soooo good :) Thanks heaps dear one. Loved the shopping and morning tea and the shopping and dining out and just had to have a giggle about the chicken burgers....hehehe
hugs Vicki xxx

Chris H said...

Who is Ethel? lol

I'm so glad you all had such a wonderful time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos Joy, looks like you all had an awesome time...I am sure there is a story to go with the "Ethel"....

Chookyblue...... said...

fun, fun, fun............

Olivia said...

Joy I can't wait to see you all in Tassie next year I will be at the retreat, I know Vicki through the Craft Forum so I am very excited to be able to meet you all.

Hugs Olivia

Bec said...

So pleased you all had a great time, I know aunty enjoyed herself!