Friday, 20 January 2012

day out in town...

Today I realised that the holidays are quickly drawing to a close, with only a few more days to go! So sad...
I have been madly quilting Jack and Jill and managed to finish all the hand quilting. The binding is pinned, just waiting to be sewn.
A visit was made to spotlight earlier in the week and I found some more linen to do my new cross stitch pattern from Simone. I couldn't find the lovely vintage looking ones that she supplies with her patterns so had a go at tea dyeing my own piece using Russian Caravan tea. It turned out quite nice I think so there will be some more tea brewing happening very soon.
I was determined that I wanted some of the natural linen and thought L'Uccello in Melbourne would have it for sure. Unfortunately they didn't (but she is getting some in) but I was given an address for Morris & Sons in Collins street. It is an amazing shop with wools, cottons, tapestries, knitting needles and crochet hooks. Amazing shop.
I found my Irish Linen that I was looking for so I was very happy. The service was great. The young guy who served me didn't want to cut the linen crooked so he pulled a thread so that he would be cutting it accurately and I would be getting the correct size piece. Talk about service, very pleasant too.
Don't worry I didn't walk out of L'Uccello empty handed either. I found some beautiful shell buttons I was needing and some Czech glass ones I just wanted! Some trims and ribbons and I was done. I won't be waiting as long to visit as I saw there are a few other goodies that I 'need'.
even the way your goodies are wrapped is lovely



Love this embroidered ribbon.


Happy Stitching!
Marina

14 comments:

Fiona said...

lovely new header... what a fun group of pincushions... I even recognise a couple!! What fun goodies you found to buy .... I can never decide when I go into a shop like that.... it is very cute ribbon.. and sew true!!! so what's your dream???
Hugz

Janet said...

This looks like a wonderful shop! Such gorgeous items you bought.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well you should have taken a photo of that young man. I adore that ribbon and your purchases are wrapped so beautifully. Seems like a very nice shopping expedition.

Maria said...

What beautiful purchases and so nice to have real service too.

Mistea said...

Morris and sons is very lovely.
Looks like you got some gorgeous goodies for your new projects.
Enjoy the closing days of the Holidays.

els koetsier said...

Marina what al lovely blue colour you need for the pattern of Simone.

The ribbons are waaaaauuuuw.

Lib said...

Oh I just love the buttons!! Especially the vintage ones. I have this thing about buttons, buy them and hate to give them away or use them on anything!!

Aunty Bee said...

That sounds like my kind of shop, the bags with your goodies are so cute. I'm a sucker for pretty wrapping. Love the buttons, like Lib I buy them, keep them, because I hate to use them, are we mad or obsessed or both?

Sheila said...

Oh what a fun day and look at all your goodies , love those vintage buttons and the embroidered ribbon .I love to tea dye cloth , it is fun to see what it will turn out like.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Oh just love your purchases,always so nice to get proper service these days. Good luck with the cross stitch.Love that you dyed your own linen, Russian Caravan is such a nice tea also.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Elyte said...

Sounds like a good day in town. I love Morris & Sons. I discovered it when my daughter worked at the cafe downstairs in Dymocks. I love L'Uccello too. I think I love all shops! Can't believe that the holidays passed so quickly.

Nicky said...

Everything is lovely! What a great shopping experience for you!

Carrie P. said...

lovely treasures.

Melody said...

L'Uccello is the most gorgeous shop and now I'll have to check out Morris and Sons too.