Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bloggers catch up

Today I went up to Gisborne for the bloggers catch up...our swap was  a felt toy, which morphed into a toy, made the way you wanted to!! We had a great day of chatting and laughter and a little sewing!
Getting started for the day, then we had the swap....

Jo with the lovely teddy made by Lyn

Maria with the beautiful hedgehog made by Kim

Shez with the colourful bunny made by Barb

Kim with a very cute elephant made by Marg

Marg with a beautiful teddy made by Maria

Lyn with the honey bear made by me

Barb with the rabbit ( and veges ready for the pot!!) made by Jo

The beautiful Santa made by Shez that came home with me, plus elephant and bear

how cute is that face???

Then we moved on to show and tell...Marg made this as a challenge..she was given the blue panel to which she added the Japanese fabric and beads and stitching. Annie checking it out!!!  PS Thanks for all your help today Annie!! It was much appreciated. :-)

some serious discussion happening here with Anne, Annie and Marg....table topper made by Shez.

A gathering of swap items.

and a gathering of bloggers!! But it is soooooo hard to get everyone in the shot...Tracee is missing, well I can see the top of her head!!
this one is a bit more serious and I am talking but we can get a peek at Tracee, but Ann is hiding  and Annie is blocked and Elyte is hiding too!! Combining both photos we get a look at everyone!!
Thank you for a wonderful day ladies!!



On the way home I stopped in Geelong to look for two geocaches..no luck with either, I am hopeless at searching when I am in a busy place!!!


I was at the top of the stairs searching while all kinds of sports people were going down the stairs to the pool below, they were standing in the COLD water ...must be good recovery for the muscles of the legs!!

Not much to show for today, one wonky looking applique flower!!

17 comments:

shez said...

Hi Sue wasnt it just the best day,it was so good to catch up with all the girls and great to see a couple of new faces,we were full to the brim today.
Great swap idea my friend lots of brilliant gifts made it was so much fun to see them all being unwrapped,i am hanging out for our next one,hope you sleep well tonight my friend xx

marina said...

I'm sure I heard the laughing from here!
Lovely to see the pics of the day

Moose-ings said...

Love the swap! Your new teddy is gorgeous; have you bonded yet, lol?

Jo said...

It was a great selection of toys. It was such a fun day. Full of laughs and new faces too.

Julie said...

Great post Sue ... there sure were some wonderful swap gifts. Lucky you to receive Shez's Santa - he is so cute. Sounds like a great days outing.

Melody said...

So glad you all had fun. Lots of gorgeous toys too. Interesting to see how much the group has changed since I organised it and Sharon, Christine, Barb and I turned up to the get together for Shez. Three of the founding members missing...kind of sad...but life does moved on.

Pamela said...

Looks like a great get together!

shez said...

Oh Sue i meant to say too i love those night pics of around the esplanade(not sure if i have spelt that right),LOL,love the colours in them shame you didnt find any geocaches,enjoy your sunday my friend,i had a big sleep in xx

Elyte said...

Another fun and happy day that went way too quickly. We will be back in Gisborne again before we know it!

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a great day you all had....adore your sweet little honey bear! Shez made a very cute Santa....lucky you.

O'faigh said...

Thank you Sue for honey bear just love him he has pride of place great day yesterday regards lyn

Helen said...

It looks wonderful with all the smiling faces and gorgeous soft toys.

Ondrea said...

Great pics and so many talented gals making those animals. So great seeing everyone laughing and smiling.

Cheryl said...

Great photos Sue and what a fun day you had. Sad to have missed it. And those soft toys were all so gorgeous

Fiona said...

oh my gosh you girls are clever with your swap items... isn't your zoo amazing... lovely to all get together too
Hugz

desertskyquilts said...

What a great swap - your bear is adorable! This looks like a group I'd love to belong to. Geelong is someplace I'll have to see if I ever get down to NZ.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a great meet.......lots of fun pics........