Friday, March 26, 2010

Fun day out :o)

My freind Lynn and I went to the Craft Expo yesterday … Great fun!!!

This just amazed me, it’s the ‘world’s biggest hexy quilt’ … well if it’s not already then it’s well on March 2010 262the way to becoming that!!! March 2010 263

I had to take two shots to get it all in!!! Isn’t it a fabulous effort – so many hexagon ‘flowers’ donated by so many wonderful quilters :o)!!!

Of course, there was shopping to be done, I found some wonderful stores that I couldn’t walk away from empty handed!March 2010 264 This is Jane from Be Be Bold, she had a fantastic array of Japanese fabrics … this one I simply HAD to have. March 2010 269 Don’t you love how the one side is spots and the other side is gingham??!! Yep, your eyes don’t deceive you, that’s just one fabric, with TWO different looks. GAWJUS!!!!!!!

I bought the terrific canvas tape there too, to make the handles, cos of course this just HAS to (eventually) become my new shopping bag :o) …March 2010 266 and also a few things more from some other stores – the beautiful dragonfly fabric was from Indigo Niche and will be used to make another of my “night flight” tablerunners!! …. and how about these adorable little scissors…March 2010 268 These are a little over an inch and a half (4.5cm) from top to bottom, and they’re spring loaded. Perfect for plane travel. HAD to have ‘em ;o)!!! HAD to have these cute little charms too ~ if you click on the pic you’ll probably be able to see them better. I just fell in love with the sweet little owls on the bottom right …March 2010 271See … I didn’t buy too much ;o). You should see what I DIDN’T buy he he ~ aaaah, such will power :o).

I’ve got some good news about my Mum too … I get to bring her home from hospital tomorrow!!! She’s going to stay here with us while she’s (literally) getting back on her feet. Thank you all so much for your good wishes, I passed them all on to Mum and she was chuffed to bits :o)!!

18 comments:

Terry said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing! Love the charms you got...wish I could find some of those around here! Great news about your mum too! :0)

Rae Ann said...

The quilt was gorgeous and I love all of your fun charms. It looks like you had a great time!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a fun day Joy. And what could be better than coming home with all those goodies -- love those charms!

Maria said...

Yes the Hexagon quilt is amazing. I made flowers for it but I know it would be impossible to find them.

Love your Fabric and charms too.

So pleased Mum is getting out of hospital.Hope she is on her feet quickly.

wonderwoman said...

that looks like an amazing day out! You were very restrained with your shopping!

xxx

Julia said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing!
Great shopping Joy..
Good news on your Mum. please pass on my best wishes..
Julia ♥

Narelle said...

That's wonderful news about your mum.
I'm a bit jealous that I can't get to the expo, never mind. Lovely goodies!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh you lucky thing, I only get to the quilt & craft fairs every 2 years or so with my 2 little ones right now. I did discover Bebe Bold last year though and I have a nice little stash of fabric waiting to be sewing into something.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Joy,

Good to hear your Mum is doing well.

Looks like you had a fun time at the show

Hugs, Sharon

Allie said...

Oh my gosh that's a lot of hexagons - I think I'd go blind putting it all together! Love your fabric, that is so neat, I've never seen anything like it. The scissors are so cute, and those owls are too darling! You did good!
GREAT news about your mum - tell her to take full advantage and let you wait on her hand and foot!

Tozz said...

What an amazing quilt Joy...no wonder you had to take a photo of it. I love those little scissors! and that fabric with dots ...my goodness all these wonderful goodies, its no wonder you couldnt leave them on the shelf! hugs Vicki

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

A perfect day.....the charms are gorgeous, and the quilt is amazing, so pleased you mum is doing well...

Bec said...

Looks like a fabulous day out! Pleased that your mum is going well.

Micki said...

Glad that you had such a good day shopping! Great news about your mom!
Micki

Cath Ü said...

yep Joy they are the little scissors I have too.. they sure are cute.....

You have gotta love that red spot and check fabric... to die for....

I have a stack of those little charms too.. now to find where I have put the scissors and charms...... LOL

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Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello sweetie!!! Wow - I always love seeing what you've purchased on your outings - you find such cute and gawjus stuff!!! Yep, those owls are too cute to be sat in a box at an expo!!! :-)
Great news about your mum too, sweetie! Lots of love to you all!
Vikki xoxo :-)

toni said...

Oh I'm so jealous, I wish I had gone :D and I'm so glad that your Mum is doing well. toni xxx

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