Monday, March 2, 2009

Let's go shopping!



I missed out on meeting the Tassie blogging girls, who were there on Saturday, but Sunday was a great shopping day at AQC. My non-bloggy friend Margot and I caught the train from Ballarat just after 9 am, and the train back from Melbourne around 5 o'clock , and had a great time in between. There were so many tempting things to buy - and we did - interesting classes and lectures (we are now sold on the idea of jelly rolls and 10 inch squares) great things to see and friendly stallholders and fellow crafters to talk to. I was so pleased to meet the Quilted Crow girls from Hobart; I won one of their lovely felted wool patterns just before Christmas and it was nice to be able to thank them in person; their stand was lovely and so are they. It was great to catch up briefly with the Selvedge Queen herself (Ms Jodie Ric Rac) and to see so many fabulous quilts. Forgot to take the camera, so I'm posting pictures of my haul and wondering when I will ever get time to use it or where I will put it (storage in my sewing room is chocablock and I have only recently rediscovered the floor, which gives you some idea of how messy it was) -but I love everything I bought and don't regret any of it. And despite the fact that I really don't need to buy any more patterns or fabric, I AM going to the Stitches and Craft show in Melbourne a couple of weekends hence. No sewing next weekend - DH and I are off to Port Fairy Folk Festival over the long weekend to sit in the sun and listen to great music - can't wait!

6 comments:

Kerry said...

Sounds like you had a great time, happy sewing with all those new things.

Fiona said...

What a great lot of loot you got..... I am going to the Stitches and Craft show on Wednesday - Just flying in for the day and very excited.... I just love the peter rabbit tins where did you get them?

Sarah said...

Hey Jan! pity you missed the Tassie girls, they are just lovely!! Looks like you picked up some lovely items.... looking forwad to seeing what you make from them!
x Sarah
PS: I love Jelly Rolls/Layer Cakes too. There are so many things you can do with them......

Kerri said...

Looks like a great day. Wonderful goodies. Looking forward to you creations

rachelmp said...

Ohhh, I like your Lucky Owls pattern!

Khris said...

just dropping by to say Hi and see if you have made up some of those owls yet...hugs Khris