Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Some Weekend Purchases

As mentioned in my previous post I had a wonderful weekend stitching in the beautiful Dandenongs with Gail Pan and Lisa from FignBerry Creations. Karen from Mrs Martins Quilt shop had taken along a table full of yummy bits and pieces, so just had to add a couple of things to the bag to bring home
This is Lisa's new quilt "Rudolph's Christmas" - lots of very cute redwork reindeers, so the book just had to come home with me, although can't show you the book as a friend asked if she could borrow it to drool over, but I have traced the blocks ready to start stitching.
Couldn't resist Kim Diehls new xmas fabrics.

And some yummy wool felts, although the colors are way prettier than they show, and another red fabric came home with me also.
I don't often buy blue, but this was too pretty to resist and goes perfectly with this jumbo ric rac.

Well I am very excited - I'm off on a week's holiday to the Blue Mountains. Susan from Thimblestitch has given me a run down on all the shops I must visit while in the area, but the one I'm looking forward to the most is Anni Downs shop at Bathurst, "The Home Patch". I will pack my laptop and should be able to give you an update or two of what I'm up to. And of course have some stitching packed - my new reindeers and several of Michelle's lovely projects "Christmas Memories", Christmas and Winter minis and Reindeer Lane.  Anyone would think I was going for a month lol. Oh and did I mention I just happen to have time to fit in a "Christmas in July" class with Gail Pan at The Christmas Beetle in Albury on my way through.  Cheryl


15 comments:

gracie said...

Sounds like a good vacation...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love your new purchases! Your holiday sounds wonderful, hope you have a lovely time. xx

barb's creations said...

OOohhhh I am so jealous! Love the reindeer stitcheries, what's the name of the book as I'd love to try and find it to buy for myself. Enjoy your trip to the Blue Mountains sooo wish I was going along with you :) Barb.

Michelle said...

Love the new purchases also! Holiday sounds like heaven! Enjoy it.
Michelle

Fiona said...

Have a very lovely stitchy time away...
Hugz

Noela said...

Sounds like a lovely week planned. Have a wonderful time. Hugs.....

Susan said...

Lovely purchases Cheryl, I like the blue fabric too (maybe it's the bit of red in it). I know you will have a wonderful trip, it's just gorgeous in the mountains in winter. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

shez said...

lol you are amazing Cheryl at all the things you fit in,you sure do love xmas.
So glad you had a wonderful time and love all your buys,have a wonderful trip too Cheryl.xx

Christine M said...

Lovely purchases Cheryl. Have a lovely time in the Blue Mountains.

marina said...

boy you are packing a lot into your break! Enjoy all that lovely shopping.
love the blue fabric with the ric rac, it's such a soft blue and the christmas fabric is gorgeous.
happy travelling!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love the Blue Mountains... enjoy your holiday and all that stitching...you will adore Anni's store :-)

Cheryll said...

N-I-C-E ! :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am so jealous that you get to go to Annie Downs shop. That place is one of the very few on my must visit list. I could give you a shopping list as long as my arm! :) have fun. hugs

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like a great book....nice purchases...

Sue B said...

Lots of lovely goodies