"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy visitors

I love to share my linens with anybody who is remotely interested in needlecrafts of any kind, and I met many such people at the exhibition of my linens at Bundoora Homestead.  Some of these people indicated that they would love to see the rest of my collection, and we swapped phone numbers etc. to keep in touch.  Two of these ladies were Melody from The House On The Side Of The Hill, and Christine from MacDonald's Patch, both of whom live not far from me, so it was easy to arrange a visit.  Most people ask me which is more convenient - morning or afternoon, not wanting to impose themselves on me for lunch.
But I always tell anyone who wants to see my collection that it will take more than just a morning or an afternoon, so they should be prepared to have lunch with me!

Mel and Christine arrived just after 10 am, and as every good hostess does, I offered them a drink first.
So we sat at the kitchen table with cups of tea and talked.  And talked, and talked!   They liked my kitchen with all the chook things and pretty cloth on the table, and took some photos.  About noon, I suggested that if they want to see anything of my collection, we need to start viewing NOW, so off to my linen room we went.  I took them through a run down of my collection, and where each category is stored, and then we stopped for lunch.  More talking, until 1.45 pm when I said we had better start looking at stuff!  They decided to look at the table cloths first, and by 2.45 pm they had seen about 20 cloths (I have about 200).  They had to leave then, and I also had to go out - to deliver my entries for the Lilydale show this weekend.  It is nearly an hour's drive each way, and I didn't want to leave it too late, so Mel and Christine's departure at that time was well timed.

They both took heaps of photos and apparently plan to post them on their respective blogs, so if you want to see what they saw today, just click on the above links in a day or two!  We plan to get together again soon (but they may have to stay overnight for a week to see everything, lol), and in the meantime they hope to catch up with me at our Guild's Paddy's Market on Saturday week. 


Loopylou said...

What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours

Gina E. said...

Wish you could fly over for a visit, Jane - I'd love to show you my stash and ask your advice on a million projects I want to do!

Christine M said...

Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday Gina. I had a fabulous time, as I know Melody did too. It was so lovely of you to invite us into your home to share your collection with us.

Melody said...

Huge thanks Gina. I had the BEST day. I hope the three of us will get together again, very soon. Hugs

Cathy said...

Hi Gina,

I visited your friends links and viewed the pictures of your linen collection! Splendid! You have beautiful linens and I appreciate your sharing them.

Sherri said...

Hi Gina, I'm back on line again and stopped by to say hi! How sweet of you to plan such a beautiful day for your friends. I went to their blogs to see the photos - I had no idea your collection was that extensive! And your crazy quilting is beautiful.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Gina just before I got your mail.. thank once again for the great help..
I will definitely use it in my projects..