Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A little bit of retail therapy.

It’s going to be a bit hard getting used to the end of the Among the Gumtrees group … and as such, I thought perhaps a little bit of retail therapy was in order – and where better to visit than my local quilt store :o)???
They always have something to please me :o).
They didn’t let me down … look what they were unpacking as I walked in the door …… oh my goodness, my timing was perfick!!!April 2011 100I made all the right “oh no I shouldn’t'” noises, but as you can see, resistance was futile, and this gawjus sewing box came home with me ;o). Oh it’s a super size, just right for my pretty Sue Daley blocks and all the bits and bobs that go with it … April 2011 102 It even has little pockets to pop my handy dandy needle threader and needle case in … April 2011 104But that’s not all I bought!! I thought since Rosie has been working so hard lately that she deserved a bit of bling too … and have a look at how these GAWJUS new PINK bobbins were displayed – complete with Easter yummies … April 2011 099There was no way some of these weren’t coming home with me lol. So I bought some for my Rosie in a little box all of their own … April 2011 106
Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments left on the GumTrees blog, we all really appreciate them :o). I'm sure we're going to miss bringing you the Gumtrees goodies, but we're all still here, just in our own 'houses' now and not in two any more. It was a fabulous time and I'll always be glad I was a part of it all, I've made some wonderful lifelong friends and had a blast. And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten my other block in the “Things We Love” BOM, I’ll be bringing you my last stitchery design for it very soon so keep an eye out for that :o). Thanks to all of you for joining us all on the ride :o)!!!!


Terry said...

Love the sewing box! And those little pink bobbins are so cute! I can see why you brought some home! :0)

Sunnybec said...

That's like a vanity case I have but never use any more ( not as nice on the outside as yours though) but what a good idea to use it instead of it sitting in a cupboard doing nothing. I am off to look for it. Linda

Dawn said...

oh Joy they are just gorgeous bling for Rosie...she will love them...LOL...so do I.. he he may have to do a mail order for some... he he
Hugs Dawn x x x

Penny said...

I haven't see pink bobbins before. They are so cutie!!! Yes, I love retail therapy :)

Anonymous said...

hello gawjus thing... and showing off your gawjus new stuff! Tres pretty :)
Joy, I really loved your ditty on the gum trees blog, it was the most perfect way to bring it to a close. The journey WAS fun, a few ups and downs but hey, that's life! And it deserved a lighthearted wrap up to lift everyone's spirits. Well said!
I'm saving my pennies for the Tassie trip in March ;)
luv Cheryl xx

Robyn G. said...

Oh yummmmmm Joy :p
I love your sewing box... I want too!!! *grin*

You GT girls have had an awesome run. Life is full of seasons and this has been a great one for you all and full of encouragement for so many. What a worthwhile 20 months!
..and beautiful lifelong friendships :-)
hugs xx

Fiona said...

OMG I love that shop !!! Say hello to the girls for me next time you're in. I love that box - When I saw the photo I thought - That would be great for paper piecing - And then look what you went and put in it - Great minds always think alike honey !! Love Ya XXXXXXX Fee XXXXXXX

Sue said...

Oh Joy what fun shopping. I think I need to find pink bobbins for myself now

Maree: said...

Oh I Love your New Sewing Box it's Gorgeous & those Pink Bobbins...Too Cute.
Will have to visit that shop again...SOON I Think..lol

Chris H said...

OOO the sewing box is lovely... and pink bobbins! My Husky only has green ones... booo hooo.

Quilt Kitty said...

Pink bobbins - got to have some!!! Tracee xx

Vicki ♥ said...

How gorgeous is your sewing box Joy and how special are those pink bobbins!!! Love them and I am sure Rosie will love them too :) Retail therapy is always good :)
hugssss Hunny :) hugs Vicki xxx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I bet Rosie was pleased as punch with her pretty pink bobbins! How cute are they!?
Your sewing box is pretty swish too!

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,

Those pink bobbins are so cute, I can see why they had to come with you. Are you a fan of The Darling Buds of May? (perfick!!!!)
Happy days.

Allie said...

That new sewing box is perfectly charming! And pink bobbins - oh my - lucky Rosie, lol! I'm sad to see Gum Trees come to an end, but I'm so glad I got to know you all through it, and I'll be around as long as you are, darling Joy.

BubzRugz said...

Aren't those pink bobbins such fun..... I think I would keep putting them in my mouth though... they look edible!!

Roseanne said...

Love the sewing box. Look like you can fit all your sewing items in it .

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello gawjus Joy!!!

Yep - some lifelong friends were made sweetie - and you are certainly one of mine! xx

Now as for that sewing caddy.... Oh my! Talk about perfick timing!!!! Did the girls in the shop hear you coming???!!!! I adore it sweetie - it's so sweet! And those bobbins... my oh my - I've got to get some of those too!

Happy Easter darling girl!
Bunny hugs in abundance!
Vikki xoxoxoxoxo

debbie kelly said...

I love the b ox will have to look for my luggage oh my goodness so pretty I love it I wouldn't be able to resist is either. Debbie Kelly

Josefina said...

I like your work and I congratulate them
Have a good day
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