Busy Day Out..
Saturday, March 01, 2008
What a great day out I had on friday. I received an email newsletter from one of the Brisbane quilt shops to say they were having a one day sale... who could resist.... not me thats for sure!
My Dear Jane friend Chris, Sue from Patchwork With Busyfingers and the very talented Kay Haydon and I travelled in the car together. On arrival at the quilt store we dived straight in to the serious business of fabric collecting, standing in the queue, collecting more fabric..... yes, we did collect alot of fabric but look how much money we saved!
Then it was a short drive to a rather nice cafe where we had lunch... although two of us choose to have something off the all day breakfast menu! (Sue is mising as she was behind the camera).
On the homeward journey there was alot of 'Ohhs' and 'Ahhs' as the bags of goodies were poked and patted and duly admired.
Here's my collection for the day, I just love those spotty fabrics....
After a much needed cup of tea on arrival home I popped to check my mail box to discover a wonderful box had arrived all the way from my valentine swap partner in the US...... quick, quick, lets see whats inside....
Australian customs had opened the package and very neatly repackaged it! I think it must have been because of the basket...plant material perhaps?
As you can see the basket is filled with gorgeous fabrics, a wonderful bundle of 5" charm squares, some cute notecards and then there were these two wonderful coasters. They are very cleverly constructed and I love them, so before my husband arrived home I got them ready with the necessary accompaniments...the wine glasses and the wine...a great evening was had! Thank you Beth for the wonderful valentine swap parcel, you were very generous and I am thrilled.
I am off to do some stitching now and I hope that you are doing the same,