Thursday, July 7, 2011

Playing Catchup #2

The reason l had to be home the 23rd, was so l could be there to celebrate
my DD's special birthday the next day. My sister flew down from Brisbane,
and joined us for a weekend of celebration. We spent 2 days cooking,
and on the Sunday held a high tea party.

Some of the gathered guests, in their Sunday best, enjoying the food on offer.

Here is the birthday girl, ready to blow out her candles.

We also had some extra special guest's arrive during the afternoon.
On the left, Di Hall ( Ford) Nel Noonin, Mary Koval, and Petra Prins.

Nel and Petra own Den Haan & Wagenmakers in Amsterdam and Mary has a quilt shop

in Bedford P.A. and is well known for her antique quilts she sells and fabrics
she designs using antique fabric. 

The 3 of them made the trip to Australia, and had been in Sydney
for the quilt show, arriving at my place that afternoon.
l met all 3 at Houston last year, when l visited Festival with Di.
 Then l visited with Mary in March,
 when l went for the red and white exhibit.

Nel and Petra were to be house guests with Di for the week, and Mary and Joe Koval were
staying with me for their remaining time in Australia. We had plenty of
exciting adventures planned for them. l will be back with some of them soon!!!

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Oh Yum, look at all those cakes! Happy Birthday to the birthday girl! I bet you had a lovely time with your special guests! can't wait to hear about your adventures!

  2. Belated Birthday wishes to your lovely daughter. Oh to be 30 again!.
    Lovely that Mary and Joe have been staying with you- Can't imagine what you talked about:-).
    Petra and Nel are the nicest people and sell the most delicious fabric. Can't wait to see them at the Festival of Quilts in August so I can buy Petra's book.

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  4. Your DD is beautiful...happy birthday to her! What a delicious looking spread.

    Have fun with the girls!

  5. Looks like a fabulous day, what a great idea. And your company, how wonderful that you have connected with others from all over the world through quilting. It really is the glue to many things in our lives.

  6. Happy birthday to your DD! It sounds like you've been having a very busy but exciting time of it with all these vip vistors.

  7. Looks like lots of FUN!
    Savor every moment.

  8. Oh what a wonderful tea that must have been. I wish I were back in AU so much! The time went by way too fast!

  9. A belated Happy Birthday to your DD! :)

    Looks like you have been having a wonderful time with all your guests.


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