Sunday, 10 June 2012

shopping with friends

I had a lovely shopping and lunch outing with Elyte, Anne, Annie and Robyn yesterday. Elyte had ordered me a 12" mini quilt frame and I got to pick it up yesterday. We arranged to meet and visited a couple of patchwork shops- Tranquility and Patchwork of Essendon. It was such a lovely day out- the mandatory excessive laughing and chatting took place and some retail therapy as well. I had such a great time meeting up with all of you!
I promised I would take a photo of my frame with something on it but the only one I had that would fit received some rather negative feedback from the man of the (dog)house, at first I thought he was hurtfully talking about the frame but no it was my handiwork that was being critiqued- how rude. It was promptly removed and may need to find a new home. Good old doily is standing in till I make my mini.
Elyte has already started her mini for the frame so I need to get a wriggle on and work out what I will make for my frame. For now this is what it looks like....
At Essendon Patchwork I was amazingly not tempted by any fabric but they had a lovely collection of little milk jugs. The price was too good to pass up so one came home with me as it was so pretty.  Robyn also shares my love of milk jugs but she was very good and didn't indulge. I quickly moved away from her in case her 'goodness' was catchy!

Last night I worked on my Down in the Garden. Doesn't look like much but it was constant stitching.
Better get thinking on that mini too!

Happy days!
marina

13 comments:

Susan said...

Sounds like a perfect day out with friends. Husbands can be such critics at times! I think it looks fine. I'm hoping to discover Patchwork of Essendon myself when I'm there later in the year, it looks like such an interesting shop.

Christine M said...

Sounds like you girls had a lovely day. I bet the man of the (dog) house will be so impressed once you put a mini quilt on the stand. I love your little jugs.

Fiona said...

Our frames match... it will be so fun getting a collection to put in there.... pretty little milk jug and of course I love your stitchery.... the satin stitch looks perfect...
Hugz

Narelle said...

How cool is your header photo ... very clever!
Stitch by stitch your garden will grow and it's nice to have some hexies on hand when you just need something.
It's so lovely to have an outing with like minded friends :)

Teresa said...

What a lovely day you had.. Sounds perfect to me. I just love your Down in the Garden blocks.. so so pretty. I also love milk jugs and I know I couldn't have walked out of there without one... ha ha...
Just love your little 12" frame and I am going to look out for one at the show next week in Sydney. Can't wait to see the new mini quilt in it. Not at all impressed with hubbys comments lol ... I can't believe anything you'd made would get negative feedback..EVER!!

Maria said...

Hmmm !!! I think we all shopped in the some store as my Mini Frame matches too.LOL
Pleased you had a nice day out with your friends.
Nice little jug..

Jindi's Cottage said...

What a perfect way to spend a rainy cold Saturday...friends, lunch and shopping...bliss...
Cute little frame...and I can't imagine anything of your handiwork being not being good enough to display...
Enjoy the rest of your long weekend...

Sheila said...

How nice to spend some time with friends . Your little table stand looks great with the runner but will look even better with a mini .Sweet little jug and your Down in the Garden is wonderful!

Grit said...

Deine Arbeit "Down in the garden" wird wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Cottage Tails said...

LOVE your yellow butterflies! There is a lot of work in the quilt isn't there.

Love Leanne

Elyte said...

I assure you that a good time was had by all.
I think that I might have to make a little bird to perch on my stand too. Some of your lovely stitcheries would hang beautifully on the stand.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your frame and doily look lovely, I wonder what you had hanging there before? Love your little jugs and your garden jug and flowers are beautiful too.

Mistea said...

Sounds like a perfect outing.
You scored a very pretty milk jug and your frame is beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you create to display that will not attract negative attention from the dog house!
Your garden block sure is looking gorgeous with all those flowers springing up.
Enjoy Monday