Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Big day out

I had such a fun day yesterday!! Who wouldn't love visiting a whole bunch of patchwork shops!!??!! I left at about 9am (to miss the traffic) and didn't get home until about 5pm!!! I headed straight up to the north coast to Mooloolaba and popped in to see the girls at the Sewing Basket on Brisbane Road. My timing was pretty good because when I arrived I walked in on a group of ladies doing a class for my '4x4 Tablerunner'!!! It was lovely to meet the them all :o). I also popped in to see Danielle and the girls at Caboolture Sewing Machine and Patchwork - I always have a laugh when I go in there :o). Danielle talked me into leaving my "Pandamonium" quilt for them to put on show in their store for a while.
Altogether I visited 9 patchwork stores ... and I was very well behaved (that's not to say I wasn't tempted to buy though ....) all I came home with was this super little book - It lists all the patchwork shops in Australia and I know it's going to come in very handy when we travel too, I don't have to miss one single shop along the way he he he. If you'd like one, I bought mine at Kimz Patchwork at Main Road, Warana Qld ... but there's also a website on the back where you can buy it direct. It's http://www.austpatchdir.netfirms.com/ - you can also get updates there too :o).
I think Sophie must have missed me while I was out all day ... this is what she did last night when I wasn't looking!!! I thought it was just quilts that she liked to hide under, but here she is under my (not yet finished) rag rug!!! I didn't have the heart to move her so I didn't get any more done on it at all last night.
Talk soon ...

6 comments:

wonderwoman said...

well sophie obviously loves your rug!
how i envy you your lovely day - to visit so many lovely shops - aaahh heaven!

xxx

clare said...

Yes I wouldn't have moved the cat either . Sounds like you had a dream day .
clares craftroom

Dawn said...

Lucky you...an all day visit to fabric shops...Lol...I would have loved it too!

Milah said...

What a great little investment. I think I'd try to hit every quilt shop! LOL! I wish someone would come up with one of those here in the U.S.
I believe the cat thinks your the best Mum ever for makeing her a blankie.;D

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, you've been so busy lately -- just birthdays alone have kept you hopping! Sounds like you had a great time at the quilt shops. Love that cute pic hiding under the rug!

debbie said...

Hi Joy, I can't believe you got to 9 patchwork shops in one day. Which ones did you go to in Brissy? Is that shop in Warana on the Sunshine Coast? I have never heard of that one.