Monday, 24 October 2016

A Sunday afternoon drive

A few weeks ago I received a special invitation in the post, to attend the Book Launch of Michele Hill's latest book, Stitching with Beatrix Potter. So after the departure of my cousins yesterday morning, 3 of us from Bordertown went on a lovely Sunday drive. It was held at the home of Lessa Siegele, and it was a lovely afternoon, meeting up with special friends. Michele has reported of the event on her blog, so you can read more about it there. I have a few photos to share below.

And it was special to meet Valerie, who is pictured below with Faye. Valerie apparently reads my blog, and made herself known to me. I can see the numbers of people who read, but don't know who they are, so it is lovely when I meet them. (As I mainly write this for my records, it never ceases to amaze me at the numbers of people, who keep up with the newsfromjude, as I think it is pretty mundane, ordinary, everyday stuff, not exciting travel news etc.)

Lessa made a lovely speech, and Michele has better photos on her blog.

It was also an early celebration of Michele's special birthday which is close to Christmas, so a cake was cut and shared.

This banner was very appropriate for someone with a surname of "Hill"!

These biscuits were almost too special to eat, but they disappeared off the plate.

These thankyou gifts were hand made for us by Michele, when in fact we should be giving her a thankyou for the invitation.

We came home with a bundle of the new books for members of our group who had ordered them. I know Marie and Pat read their's in the car on the way home, but I look forward to checking mine out soon.

Lessa lives very close to the beach, and we drove along the Esplanade on our way home, so that we could say that we had seen the sea!

We arrived home about 8.30pm after a wonderful day. Marie's husband did not quite "get it", that we would drive 3 hours there, and 3 hours back, just for afternoon tea! But, as one lady said, he did not know just how special the people we were having afternoon tea with, were! THANKYOU,  Michele, and Lessa and others (you know I mean you Faye) for a fantastic event.

Now it is time to sort out the book work ready for an appointment with the accountant tomorrow. (Just another thing that has been put off in the recent "busyness" of life!)

Blessings, From Jude


Michele Hill said...

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to all three of you for coming so are very special girls to us all. Great to see some different photos too! Hugs xxx

Susan Smith said...

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I'm a big fan of Beatrix Potter & have visited her home some years ago, so must look out for this book. An early Happy birthday to Michelle as I know what it's like with 4 children close to Xmas, my late Dad and a son-in-law who is actually Xmas day. Uggh! Your blog is great, so of course you've lots of followers. Take care.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Your blog is never mundane and boring! Just love seeing all the quilts you do and the events like this one that you went too... I love Beatrice Potter too... xx