As most of you guessed yesterday my big sister Jo and I were taken on an adventure yesterday by my darling hubby. He took the day off work to take us to see Jozart at Abakhan in Liverpool. He put the post code into the sat nav and drove us right up to the door to drop us off :-)
We went armed with many bags full of goodies to surprise Jozart with and what a surprise it was. :-)
She knew we were planning to get to see her at some point if we could but had no idea when. When we arrived we sussed out the floor she was doing her LillyBo quilt making demo on and snook in to find her. As we arrived she was showing her patchwork samples and chatting to a customer so we lurked behind the fabric shelves til she had finished....it seemed like hours cos we were both feeling pretty excited at finding her.
Eventually we made ourselves known and what a greeting we got....think she was just as excited as us. We all said that we felt we had known each other for a life time and I promise you we weren't disappointed....Jozart is just as lovely as we imagined.
Here she is sat at her demo area surrounded by her quilted items. She had displayed some of the LillyBo quilts and it was so lovely to see one each of mine and Jo's and many others that we had previously only seen on the LillyBo blog. She had also made several smaller quilted items she had made to give people an insight into quilting.
What a fab demo she did and passed on several brilliant tips to us.
She had gone prepared with two gorgeous quilted hearts to give Jo and I as gifts just in case we turned up.....aren't they stunning?
We both love them Jo so thank you so much for all the time and love you put into making them for us.
As you can imagine a lot of chatting, laughing and fun went on throughout the day and am certain we all felt it came to an end far too quickly.
We have been on line friends for several years but there really is nothing quite meeting in real life so I do hope we will meet up again before too long.
From left to right....Jo, Jozart and me
There were two whole floors full of shelves covered with fabric, lace, ribbons, beads, buttons, threads etc etc etc so you can imagine we were like kids in a sweet shop. :-) You wouldn't expect us to go to such a well stocked fabric shop without buying a few bits [ would you???] but that wasn't the main focus of my day :-) Friendship is priceless. :-)
Huge thanks must go to my darling hubby for making it a very special day for us all....love you to bits xxxx