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Thursday, 29 August 2013

What happened on our WOYWW :-)

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


Twiglet said...

I can only agree with all you say!!! x Jo

mamapez5 said...

What a wonderful day. So glad it all went tom plan. Kate x

French Nanny said...

It's great meeting blog friends in real life!


voodoo vixen said...

Yay! So glad you all enjoyed the day so much and had such a good time. Those hearts Jozart made are wonderful, what a fabulous gift. I can imagine the kids in the candy shop too... all that lovely fabric and lace and ribbon...

Jackie said...

Who lovely that you meet up with blog friends sounds like you all got on well
Jackie 39

RosC said...

Hi Annie,
This makes me smile. How terrific for you and Jo to meet Jo at Jozart. I sometimes wish I could get in the car and drive a bit to say G'day. My truck does have a snorkel but we wouldn't get far under water!

ddazzled71 said...

It is wonderful meeting online friends in person and it looks like you had a wonderful time. Your quilted hearts are beautiful gifts and memento of your time together. Have a great week! Danie #62

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is such a fun post. I'm delighted that you two got to meet JoZart. And the hearts she made you is SO like something she would do.

Neet said...

Just spoken with Jo so she alerted me to this blog post. What a wonderful photograph of the three of you and how lovely to see my friend Jo behind so much work of hers. Lovely heart cushions she has made for you.
You are all three wonderful ladies. And yes, your hubby is wonderful.
Hugs, neet xx

Cardarian said...

Oh what a lovely meeting that must have been! I am sure I will hear all about it on skype tonight! Lovely post and wonderful photos! Thank you so much for sharing!
Lots of hugs,

BumbleVee said...

oh, yeh..... I'd have been in the laces ....looking for special bits....

what fun you two have ..... I'm more than a bit envious, I have to say....

Elizabeth said...

Great photos of you all - looks as though you were all having a wonderful time. Love the quilted hearts - Jo is one talented lady. And I wish that shop was nearer me, and if it was, you'd all be nearer me too - now wouldn't that be grand :) Elizabeth xx

Helen said...

It sounds like a wonderful day out - and I agree, Jo is lovely! The quilted hearts are just beautiful. How lucky you've been lately, getting to meet so many WOYWWers!