Friday, July 27, 2018

A Midwinter Day Out

It's been awhile since the ladies from my work had a day out together so while the men went on a different trip out for the day, us ladies decided to go and visit a few of our favourite shops in Taradale and Hastings.

First stop was the Silky Oak Chocolate Company, which is just out of Taradale. We all stocked up on our favourite salad dressing which can only be bought from the little shop there, Passion fruit Dressing.

Then it was onto the main street of Taradale for a visit to JJ's Crafts - I forgot to take a pic there but if you are ever in Taradale, it's a great shop to check out with a lovely selection of craft fabrics, threads, knitting supplies, beads and much more.

Making our way back to Hastings, our stop before lunch was to Delbrook - this is fabric heaven!

We chose to have lunch at the Mega Mitre 10 Cafe.

It was delicious and great coffee too.

After visiting a few other shops on our list, our final stop of the day before heading home was to Spotlight to pick up a bargin or two.

It's been sometime since I went fabric shopping so I had lots of fun picking put fabrics for finishing projects, for backings for Christmas ornaments and just because, lol.  I also picked up a few trims, rusty bells and threads.

 I thought the Ouch pouch kit would be great to make up for a gift for a friend.

Can you tell I like red???? 

A great day out, lots of fun with my work friends, and now we're looking forward to our next day out together, in late August, to KAN in Napier, the annual knitting market. I'll need to save my $$$!

See you soon xxxx


Marilyn said...

Looks like a great time with friends.
What nice goodies you bought!
Love the Reindeer fabric.

Bethan said...

Looks like you had a great day out. The salad dressing sounds an interesting flavour! Such a lovely range of fabrics x

butterfly said...

I love a day out with stitching friends too.
hope you all had a wonderful day ,love the stash.

Andrea said...

Looks like you all had a great day out. Fabulous fabric and haberdashery.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It looks like you had a great day out with some pretty purchases. It's nice to have work colleagues with similar interests to your own.

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