Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Not sure what happened....

I did a post on AQC the other day......while I was writing and importing pics Blogsy kept crashing - which was mildly annoying at first, but got really annoying when I put links in and fonts changed and I couldn't "unchange" them......it all seemed to work out in the end but the next day I couldn't access my blog - fonts had changed  and links had gone from my sidebar so I deleted the post which seemed to return everything to "normal" (or my version of "normal" anyway)......I am not saying it was all Blogsy's fault ...in fact I probably managed to mess it up all on my own.....anyhoooo here goes with a re-cap of AQC and my visit with Kris and her family in Melbourne........

Here is the queue....putting the "Q" in AQC?  it made me smile to see the queue form a perfect 90 degree angle......why does that happen ....it was very orderly! I believe there were some rebel quilters who cut the corner...tch tch!


Once inside we meandered for a while before honing in on some booths we had listed as a "must see"......first....
 
Linda and Lenora had booths side by side.....Lenora - Elm Grove Patchwork.....
 
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and Linda with her new book...hot off the press....Dear Prudence - More Than Just a Pattern.....
 
 

 New books seemed to be the order of the day.........

Gail with Simply Christmas.....


...and Marg Low with Things I Love to Make......and I am sure there are a few projects in the book that I will love to make......
 


The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne is the venue for the AQC and it really is a magnificent building.......inside and out........





We had a fantastic time wandering amongst the goodies on display, catching up with the Crow Girls and Helen Stubbings during the day.......I did indulge in a copy of the girls' books....and perhaps a couple of patterns....and maybe some wool......but I had to be mindful of the fact that I was flying home and my suitcase was almost at it's weight limit .....

Kris and I enjoyed some time stitching and gabbing while I was staying with her.....and it was a wonderfully relaxing break from work......I flew home (no...not on my broomstick!!) on Friday evening and spent some time with Rhiannon before heading home on Saturday morning.......and back to work on Monday! 

It's lovely to go away but it's also great to come home......oh.....I have some exciting news for another post.....and I will give you a hint....it involves a male of the species......watch this space..... :)

'Til next time.................Lorraine


10 comments:

Cathy said...

Your in love, getting married????

Cathy said...

AQC sounds wonderful! Great post!!

Susan said...

Intriguing.....don't keep us waiting too long. AQC looks fantastic, I have wanted to go for so long and I think your post may have sealed it for me, 2014 could be my year.

Lynda said...

That is such a beautiful building. So pleased you had a wonderful holiday. 7 weeks.

shez said...

cant wait for the next post Loz.lol love the broomstick bit,so glad you had a great time.xx

Daisy Jayne said...

AQC sounds great .... wish I could have been there.... you are such a tease.... how long do I have to wait .....male?????

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Im just catching up on reading some blogs. You now have me in suspense....waiting for your next post!!
I want to hear about this new man in your life..LOL
Loved your holiday picks.
Xx Lea

Shay said...

It all looks like a lot of fun Loz. I've never been to AQC- maybe I should plan to go next year?

Hurry up and post you tease!

Sue SA said...

Can I come next year too? I have always wanted to go...lived in (#*&(#& Melbourne for 10 years and they start running after I moved out of town!!!
OK so your getting a new dog? Rose has a boyfriend? She is having puppies? Your having puppies? A bloke joined your stitching group? Your in love?! WHAT dont keep us in suspense!!

Leanne said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. That building is magnificent.