Monday, 24 September 2012

The most wonderful Sunday

When I entered the blogging world I would never guessed I'd make so many friends. About a year ago I "met " a girl named Celia, she lives in Australia and guess what...She's portuguese. Since then we've been in contact with each other either by the net or by phone. This Summer she came to Portugal and we met yesterday. It was fantastic. She is the most wonderful person, I loved spending the afternoon with her. We talked a lot, it seemed we knew each other for ages. She will be back nest year and we are going to meet again but this time for a longer period of time.
 We had lunch together at Vasco da Gama shopping center in Lisbon, this is a photo taken outside the shopping facing Estação do Oriente.
 In our hands are the present bags we exchanged
    It was a fantastic afternoon, hopefully there will be more next year.

During our lunch I couldn't resist and opened my gifts. Oh my God! I'm so lucky to have such a generous friend. Look all the fantastic things she brought me all the way from Australia. I fell like a kid in a candy store

                       Beautiful fabric, I love the kangaroo print.

           Some quilting magazines and the latest Lynette Anderson's book

      Some great patterns, a video lesson on needle turn applique, a flying geese ruler and  fabulous needle case that opens both ways.

                             A gorgeous table topper with a lovely label. I'm going to cherish it

 An apron panel with a wonderful cheery print

Friends are really one of the most wonderful things it the whole world.
Thank you Celia for being one of my dearest friends!


Melody said...

How wonderful to get together in person. Fabulous presents.

Anonymous said...

how lovely you got to meet your blogging friend and what lovely gifts you got.xx

Cheryll said...

How wonderful to meet a blog friend in person! AND to receive such great gifts too. No wonder you are both smiling! :)

sunny said...

What a wonderful day with your friend. I'd love to go to Australia to meet some of the friends I've made. Awesome gift bag!

Michelle May said...

It's always so much fun to meet up with blogging friends in person!

Sue B said...

Beautiful gifts, but even more beautiful is the friendship you have, I dream of travel and meeting a few overseas bloggy friends along the way.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like you had a most wonderful day together. Your gifts are lovely.

Celia Gibson said...

I am finally back home today !! Spending time with you was an highlight of my holiday, thanks for your kind words! I'll blog in the next day or so.