Sunday, 4 August 2013

Lovely Sunday...

Today I went to a Craft Show in Perth... met up with my bloggy buddy Tracee - Quilt Kitty... we had a great wander around & made a few purchases... & lots of chatting of course!

 ... Some of what I bought... 

Paw-print & pink Aida for cross stitching... & a piece of evenweave fabric (also for cross stitch)which I've never stitched on, but how hard could it be?! Don't you love the Christmas doggy print...





 





YAY!! I finally found some HIBISCUS fabric...








 got some gorgeous trims too...

Tracee & I were just about to go in search of some lunch when I spotted a fabulous bag someone was carrying... I recognised that bag as the very one made recently by the lovely Bev (Kainga Happenings blog)... so we introduced ourselves & had quite the chat... Bev is just as lovely in person as I thought she would be!
(You will just have to believe me with all this, as I forgot to take any pics until I was almost ready to leave the venue, silly me!)

And what a great way to keep the men happy, there was a Woodwork Show in an adjacent building... lots of great things there too, if you are into that sort of thing. Tracee & I were swooning over the gorgeous furniture, & incredible timber surfboards, YES surfboards, among other things there.



My final purchase was this great pendant, made of different types of timbers... I love the fact that it's not symmetrical... the colours are really 'me'













On our way out, we stood outside & watched some of the equipment being demonstrated for the woody-minded men... perhaps this is the blokes equivalent of a long-arm quilting machine... or one super-duper sized rotary cutter!! (Watch out Sharon!)
 Be sure to stop by Tracee's blog soon & see her pics... you might even see a wood-cutting version of 'stack & slash'...
It was great to spend some time with Tracee again... so good in fact, that we completely forgot to go see the quilt display, oops!

 You can see that we got a beautiful sunny day, it was 22°C I think... gosh, this had better not be signs of spring, we've only had about 5 minutes of winter!!

After a challenging week last week, I'm hoping this week will be kinder to me... my voice is improving, I'm feeling fine & there's some DVDs I'm keen to watch... and blog reading to catch up on!

~*~ Have A Great Week ~*~

23 comments:

gracie said...

Pretty fabrics and trim..

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a nice way to spend the day, lovely purchases!

Helen said...

Looks like so much fun and great purchases. I love the pendant :-)

Sandi said...

So good to hear your feeling better,
lovely selection of goodies, what are you planning on doing with the hibiscus fabric?

Christine M said...

Sounds like you've had a lovely time. That's funny you forgot to go look at the quilts!

Heather said...

Love that fabric and trim.

Fiona said...

great day and I did love your male version of the long arm and rotary cutter...brilliant!

Hugz

Cheryll said...

That's a perfect way to spend your time... with friends and craft! :)

shez said...

hope you are feeling better soon Anthea,and yes i can imagine how much mischief you and trace would get up to,lol,sounds like the perfect day.xx

Susan said...

Lovely purchases....love that paw print. Glad you had a good time and are feeling better.

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Thanks so much for finding me amongst all those people. It was great to meet you and Tracee in person.Will be interesting to see what you stitch on that paw print fabric.

Happy days.
Bev.

Maria said...

I see you also finally caught up with Bev.
shame I was only down the weekend before.
Nice goodies you bought.
LOL Love the slasher version of a woodman's long arm.....

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Sounds like a gorgeous day, shopping with friends.

Larissa said...

By the looks and sounds of it, you and Tracee had a lovely day out!! ... Evenweave is lovely to use!! Just remember to mark out a 10 x 10 grid when you use it (if doing a medium-large project) as it can easily get confusing :) With Evenweave you are going over two threads for every one hole you would use with aida ... it is easier to do half & quarter stitches though using it :) The angel cross-stitch I showed a little while back is on even weave :) I personally much prefer it, both for the look and feel it gives to projects ... but then I'm one of those insane cross-stitchers who can't cope with doing 'simple' projects, lol! Give me an intermediate to experienced pattern any day!! Takes longer, but looks oh-so-fabulous!! You will love it!! :)

Susan said...

Cant beat a craft shown and a bloggy meet up.
Enjoy the even weave fabric _ I love it - and quarter stitches are just so much better (if you do them) -oops I see Larissa said the same...

Maria said...

Love all those goodies that you bought!

Vickie said...

WOW...lucky WOW..and gorgeous fabrics hoping this week is kind,cheers Vickie

Lin said...

Love your Hibiscus fabric - will you be able to cut into it! Great day out and something for the men too - very well planned.

Melody said...

How fabulous to have fun with bloggy friends.

retdairyqueen said...

I love the story of how you met Bev
Seems like a great day was had by you all

marina said...

lovely goodies from the craft show. The trims and your new necklace are gorgeous.
I suppose we should let the boys have their toys, makes it easier to justify our own.lol
How great to catch up with Bev!

Nicky said...

A lovely day for all! You will love the evenweave, it's really nice to work on. What a lovely surprise to meet Bev too!

Marilyn said...

The problem with being away from home is that it takes ages to catch up on blogs. How lovely to visit the craft show with a bloggy friend and then meet another one. Your new pendant is amazing.

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