Lured by a delicious review by Two Cheese Please ... I took a trip to a shop that is new to me on Tuesday. I totally forgot that my little stash of money in my account wasn’t meant to be spent ... that it was meant to be my spending money for our holiday... well really I am not that blond I knew I shouldn’t be spending the money ... but I did it anyway J.
So what do you think I spent my money on......
How I love fabric!
The one 8th from the left ... well that is just the right one for the binding of my new quilt!
The one 6th from the right .... I bought a fat ¼ of this fabric a couple of years ago and have held it tightly ... too scared to use it as then I would have it no longer (go figure). Well now I have 2 meters ... I could eat it if I wanted!!! J Originally I wanted it for my Star Burst quilt but now who knows ... maybe I will just put it in everything just so I can look at it all the time!
I also love the one 4th from the top ... I used the last scrap of that one earlier in the year and as I was cutting it up I nearly sliced off my fingers as I was unable to see properly through the tears streaming down my face. That one and all of pinks (because I don't have enough pinks!!!!) will land up in my Orange Peel quilt which I plan to finish on our holiday.
And the one 3rd from the left ... well it reminds me of Elmer the Patchwork elephant! I love Elmer!!!!!
I also got a pretty nice collection of novelties to use for backings or PJ's or what ever ... maybe just to look at :)
Anyway this shop holds an enormous amount of stock, a lot of which is not my taste ... however, there is also a lot of beautiful brights, fresh clean colours and a lot of lines I had thought were gone for good and they are very reasonably priced! The staff were friendly and helpful and were incredibly patient with Joshua who shared with them one of the many questions that he has been pondering this past week ....
If this is my forehead ...
Where is my five head .... and what about my 2 head?????
I spent a long time searching the shelves, I spent a lot of money and left feeling happy with my heavy bags filled with fabric ... but just a little nauseous about how I was going to explain it to my husband ;).
As for my week ... other than spending the family savings I have been totally soaked up trying to finish my new quilt. I was showing it to my Mother in law on Saturday night and discussing my plans for finishing it off when she promptly passed out and needed to be rushed off by ambulance to the hospital for the night .... honestly all she had to say was that she thought the quilt was crap!! She’s very dramatic J!
Unfortunately, I missed the deadline for the quilt ... luckily the person it is going to is very understanding! So hopefully if I don’t eat, sleep or go to the toilet for the next week it will be ready for sending and I can move on to other things.
I have again joined the Doll Quilt Swap 5 ... which was not really a wise decision seeing I will be away for over three weeks of the time I have to finish it. I have received my partners details and I have planned ... you guessed it .... another tree! J More about that next time.
Oh and tomorrow there is a great place for all of you Melbournites to go ... those of you who never spent all of your money earlier in the week that is ....
I had better get back to my quilting. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I am looking forward to some glorious sunshine! J
PS. Andi I have been unable to email you as it keeps bouncing back to me! Are you avoiding me??? I also can’t manage to leave a comment on your blog.
PSS. Cindy you left a request for a pattern for the art smocks and your email address must also be wrong as it keeps bouncing back to me.