Phew, where to start, Thursday. It was my birthday and the best way I know how to celebrate was to go to Melbourne for a few girly days with my buddie Fee, so off we went. First up was the DFO, it was my first time, so much to see but I was only interested in a couple of shops, one of which was Typo, great little stationary shop. From a Perfumery shop I bought some lovely body lotion "Mor Marshmallow", it's devine. Then we drove to various outlets, the GPS unit decided to take us on scenic routes and we saw alot of Melbourne back streets. Fee did an awesome job following her instructions! I won't tell you what the GPS's name is, it's not very nice.
Now Friday was the ultimate girly day for a couple of stitchers and bloggers, we headed off to the Craft and Quilt Show. We arranged to meet up with bloggers at lunchtime, it was great to put faces to names. One of the things I like most is that the blogging community we're in get's us, we're all on the same page or should I say fabric!
Christine (Mac Donald's Patch), Fee (Designs by Fee), Me, Kez (Willow Grove Quilts) and Kathy (Quilted Notions). Kez had a fabulous day, it was her birthday, we exhanged pressies and I'll show all my pressies on the next blog post as I don't want to overwhelm you all with piccies!
Elyte (Tea, Fabric and Other Things) on the right, sorry ladies I didn't catch your names.
I love to meet fellow stitching bloggers, it's like meeting long lost friends. I just wish I could have spent more time chatting with each and everyone.
I was also blessed to have my MIL come along too, bit harder for her to get around these days but with trusty wheelie walker in hand she can get around with rests in between.
I'm very lucky that Sandra and I share the same passion, we always have lots to talk about.
Lovely to see you Sandra and thnk-you for the pressies!
Here's the results of the shopping at the craft show, my poor feet and back ached after lugging this back to the hotel, we never made it to Lucellos so that's on the list for next time. These are all classed as birthday pressies from my Hubby and son, I was allowed to have a splurge. I went a little overboard but most of these things are hard to buy off the shelf in Tasmania.
I got a variety of things, scrapbooking bits and pieces, a new toy for embossing and diecutting, fabrics, soy candle making kit, fabrics and a mini iron.
This morning we flew back home, poor Fee was exhausted and I felt so sorry for her as she had to work tonight. I hope she recovers well tomorrow.
So Goodnight from one, happy, content blogger!