The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friends From Afar


Wow, what a busy little old shop we have been over the last few weeks and particularly today.  Now for a small niche business this is fantastic news and in a small way I have to thank my blogspot – yep, good things to be said about blogger despite the fact that it has made posting a touch difficult on and off.


Many of my new customers – most of whom are escaping the problems following the earthquake in Christchurch, have said that they had learnt about the shop through blogger, yeah, how cool is that? 

Today I got 020to host 18 quilters all at once – this little shop of mine was fair bursting at the seams, tee hee . Gail Garber is leading a group of quilters around New Zealand on their way to theimagesCA6ZFU3H Remarkables Symposium in Queenstown and quite some time ago I was approached to see if they could come and spend time in our shop.  Well, of course I said yes, then promptly ‘Googled’  Gail to find out what I could about her.  This is one of Gail’s masterpieces, WOW!!!

gailSo, the big bus pulled into the driveway and out came all of the ladies.  Once they had spent time wondering around the shop selecting treasures to purchase and once transactions were made I got to spend some chat time with some of021 them.  Gail very kindly autographed my copy of her book and one of the ladies gave me a CD of guild projects past and present from the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild.


All in all it was a great visit, so now I’m sitting with my feet up getting ready to sit and watch this CD – life is good ; ))

have a wonderful weekend


a name Miche'le


  1. What a day Miche' sounds like your bus load of ladies were very happy...

  2. And a good time was had by all!
    So wonderful!
    xx, shell

  3. Wow, that's good for business. What a great idea to get there like that by the busload.

  4. What a fab day hun. Good for business for sure. I hope you didn't over do it though on the leg too much. I hope tomorrow your leg will be being rested!!!

  5. Good for you Miche'le it sounds like great fun !

  6. Lovely! Nice to hear about people making their way to Symposium. I have visions of covered wagons all descending on Queenstown full of quilters! hehehe

  7. What a lovely day for your shop. I hope you had a lot of laughs and fun too.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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