Saturday night at 10.30pm Anne Ida arrived at Tullermarine Airport in Melbourne for the first leg of her Australian visit. We were all excited and eager for her plane to arrive and after a short wait she cleared customs and we were able to meet for the first time!!!!!!!!
It was so wonderful to finally meet her!! We have been corresponding for almost a year now, so we knew so much about each other, except we hadnt meet. She is gorgeous!! Such a sweet soul, just as i imagined she would be!!! Although we were all tired we still managed to talk till 2 am, yawn yawn!!!!
Sunday morning we took a tram to the Melbourne CBD:
Here she is on one of the trams ready to explore the streets of Melbourne (and we did!!....we walked and walked our feet off!!!)
Sitting in Federation Square with Maddi and Cohen. We were lucky enough to meet with another blogger Leigh (formerley Cinnamonsticks) and her husband Ross and for all those who have read her blog, she is just as lovely and funny in person:
Monday morning we headed out to Dandenong, to Tecoma, to visit Sandra and the SBS group at Foothills Fabric and Threads.
Such a pretty shop in a gorgeous location!!! Sandra and the ladies gave us a warm welcome and we instantly felt part of the group:
We both had a chance to chat with the ladies and look at their progress on their SBS blocks. It was also an opportunity for Anne Ida to meet some of the other ladies she had been corresponding with on the SBS Mailing List:
Lots of yummy cake and yummy blocks to savour. We were also lucky to have Gail Pan drop in for a visit:
She is so lovely and it was wonderful to get to talk to her before she comes down to the Workshop, this weekend!!!!!
Of course when the SBS group began packing up, it was time to shop!!!!!:
Such a wonderful array of fabrics and patterns. Heaps to choose from, we finally chose some gorgeous fabrics to bring home!!!
We also drove further out to Monbulk to visit Mrs Martins Quilt shop!! Karen is such a friendly lady and made us feel so welcome.
Tuesday morning was time to catch our flight back to Tasmania.
It had been a hectic 3 day visit in Melbourne, so we were all tired and looking forward to seeing home!!
We have heaps more to share, so stay tuned!!!