Sunday, October 07, 2012

Holiday Shopping

Hello friends, 

how's the weekend been for you? It's been a good one around here. I took Hannah and Zoe to our local Church spring fair yesterday then Hannah had a friend come to play for the afternoon, and today I've been tackling some spring cleaning jobs - almost getting to the end of my list, yay!

Anyways, I promised some photos of my holiday shopping - how could I not take the opportunity of being in Rotorua to stop by Cottage Flair, found in the small village of Ngongotaha, only ten minutes from Rotorua. 

This little patchwork, knitting and embroidery shop has always been a favourite of mine - I think I bought my first Shepherds Bush design from here many years ago: )

I only had a small amount of time here, while DH and Hannah wandered up the street, and before I knew it, they were back looking out for me. I could have happily browsed away in there at the gorgeous fabrics all morning.

So my purchases, the latest Australia Homespun, the Pink Issue:

And Red Home by Natalie Bird, which I'd been admiring on lots of Aussie patchwork blogs over recent weeks. This book is wonderful, I'd happily make every project out of it.  So now I'm going to have to start collecting red fabrics, lol.

There was lots of other shopping done during our holiday too. Our motel was situated right by the main shopping centre, how handy, lol.  Lucky for me, Hannah loves to look at the shops too. 

As I've probably mentioned before I have a little addiction to OPI nail polishes, and like to buy one, or two!,  if I'm travelling away from home.  These two are my latest additions - Your web or Mine from the Spiderman Collection, and I'm all Ears from the Minnie Mouse Collection.

Some great new colours for the summer months.

And yay, waiting for me at home, was the 2012 JCS Magazine, which had arrived from the US.

I love lots of the designs in this issue - the Primitive Hare, the Sisterhood, Lizzie Kate, Country Cottage Needleworks just to name a few. Trouble is, which one to do first!

Thanks for stopping by x


Elizabeth said...

Cottage Flair is one of my favourite shops too. I purchased Just Cross Stitch 2012 ornaments early last week and am onto my 2nd project and already wondering what the 3rd one will be.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new stash. Look forward to seeing your stitching from the JCS magazine.

Solstitches said...

What lovely treasures you found on your shopping trip.
Love the JCS ornament specials and the Australian magazines are great. I am liking that hexi table runner on the front cover.

♥ Nia said...

Looks like you have a load of inspiration on your hands ;) I'm curious to see what you'll stitch first from JCS :D

Tatkis said...

Wonderful buyings! Congratulations!


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