Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fabrics Galore

Glenn and I had a fantastic weekend with Kath and Kevin. Good company, good food and wine, lots of laughs, and some stitching, thats Kath and I, not the guys of course, what more could you ask for :)

Kath and Kev arrived mid Friday afternoon so Kath and I decided we'd check out some local shops. We went to a fairly new quilting shop where we browsed for ages and then both come away with a considerable pile of fabric, lol.

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We also stopped by my LNS and the local scrapbooking shop. Glenn cooked lamb on the bbq which was just divine, and we sat out on our deck and chatted until 11pm before heading inside it was such a lovely evening.

On Saturday we headed out to Quilters Cabin which is a bit of a drive from town. I'm in heaven when I go there, its in a lovely tranquil country spot, birds were chirping and you can sit out on the deck with coffee and cake between purchases. Christine, the owner showed us lots of new fabric and more thats coming out this year, as well as the new Blackbird Designs fabric, just beautiful. She has been thinking about diversing into a few cross stitch patterns, in particular Blackbird Designs so that will be wonderful if we can then source them locally. Both Kath and I splurged on quite a bit of fabric, how could we not, it was all too tempting!

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The fairy one is to make a bag for Zoe's birthday.

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A beautiful range of Japanese fabrics.

I had Mermaids Heart with me on Friday to match up with something and I found some gorgeous Batiks that will be perfect for a box, only I haven't worked out any measurements yet so I'll make a visit back to the shop at the end of the week.

The rest of weekend for us was very chilled out: Saturday night my parents and Glenn's came around for a brabeque, and then on Sunday while Glenn and Kev checked out one of the local beaches and played golf, Kath and I stitched the afternoon away. Monday morning came around too quickly and it was time for Kath and Kev to head home again :)

We've been having bit of a heatwave over the past few days, mid 30's C each day, and it makes you feel very drained and unmotivated to do anything, hopefully in a few days it will cool down a bit. Roll on the weekend.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just helped Josh do a paper run he's filling in for this week - and I'm sitting here steaming from the heat! We've still got the other one to do this afternoon - might be a trip to the pools afterwards I think.

Gorgeous, gorgeous fabrics - sounds like the perfect weekend!

Anonymous said...

Those fabrics look divine! sounds like you all had a fantastic weekend.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful fabrics! You picked some great ones to finish your cross stitch pieces.

AnneS said...

Wow, those fabrics all look perfect for each project - sounds like you had a blast :D

stitcherw said...

You found some great fabric, and the fairy fabric will fun for a bag for Zoe.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great time together. The fabrics you purchased are so pretty and I like the choices you made to go with your stitching.

Carol said...

Wow, you sure were busy with fabric shopping!

Anonymous said...

All of your fabric choices are beautiful - what a nice weekend with Kath!

Anonymous said...

I love the fabrics that you chose - they are fantastic colours! It sounds like the weekend was wonderful.

Bea said...

Those fabrics are perfect for your projects, Katrina. They're all great fabrics. Enjoy!

KarenV said...

What gorgeous fabrics! I particularly like the green and pink swirly ones - they look great with your stitched pieces.

Glad you had a good time at the weekend and I hope your local shop starts selling Blackbird Designs - lucky you!

Sylvie said...

The fabrics are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what gorgeous fabric! It sounds like you had a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

What pretty fabric. I don't blame you for splurging on so many pieces.

Marjean said...

Those fabrics are beautiful. Very complimentary to your stitching.

Anonymous said...

Some great fabric choices. I look forward to seeing all those finished items. :D

Take care.

Anonymous said...

I love your new fabric. They are so pretty. It is always fun to go and spend money.

Anonymous said...

Nice stash!

Susimac said...

Lovely fabric.

lena-lou said...

What a great selection of fabrics and your weekend sounded great :-)

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