Saturday, 28 July 2012

when an ordinary day becomes a super day!

Today was shaping up to be a boring Saturday. I was going to go to the Craft Fair yesterday but needed to tend to domestic duties and the hunting and gathering so that was that.
This morning Hub prepared to go to the city to take no 3 son to a Trade expo in the city which just to happened to be at the same venue as the craft fair! Well it didn't take long to change plans from boring to fun. Elyte had emailed me to let me know she was going today so I thought it would be a bonus to catch up it we ended up being there at the same time. We caught the train into the city, had a quick lunch then headed of to the Convention centre. Didn't take long till I caught up with Elyte, Robyn and Annie, (&Jo and Mary-who I hadn't met before.)
We spent a lovely afternoon together looking at the quilts and of course the mandatory retail therapy. There were so many quilts that had hexies, I am not alone!
Here is my lovely stash...
 some fabrics to add to my Dr Seuss stash.... boy was there so much tempting fabric to add to this collection. But I think I do really have enough- if that's possible?
 Lots of really well priced purse frames. These were too good to not buy a few of.

this lovely fabric was a surprise from Elyte for my novelty hexagons. Very cute and I have cut six petals ready to go. Thanks so much Elyte for thinking of me.

Now for Annie who wanted to see some crafting that I have been up to...
Well there has been some quilting (boring to blog about) and a renewed friendship with this stitchery project....

I got so excited I finished the right top corner! Now to work on the left side... I am enjoying it again.
I have also got these little fellas organised for the next lot of Swan Lake hexie flowers..

We got home about 5.30. Hub had had his own dose of retail therapy so we were two happy chappies catching the train home!
No 1 son had some dinner ready and then he started to make a pavlova. guess who got to lick the spatula?

I prefer the raw meringue to the cooked pavlova. Yummmmm
Hope you are having a super weekend too..

cheers
marina

17 comments:

Elyte said...

Thank you for joining us today, it was a very enjoyable day to share together.
So much inspiration to be had from all those lovely quilts. I didn't spend too much and am keen to finish a few items before I start anything new.
Pavlova! What a lovely surprise to come home to.
Happy sewing Marina and look forward to seeing those fruit & veggie hexies.

Susan said...

Isn't it great when plans change for the better! I love that stitchery, it will be beautiful when it's finished. I like licking the spatula too.

Lisa said...

TOO MUCH DR SUESS FABRIC never hehehe i love dr suess i have a colloction too my son loves cat in the hat ..i have made the grinch bag for the santa sack swap i loved that fabric super gorgeous.

Maria said...

You sure had a wonderfuk day indeed. going to a craft show and catching up with your friends as well as meeting some new ones.
You bought home a great stash...

Janet said...

It sounds, and looks, like you had the most lovely day!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It was a good day for all Marina....great purchases.....

Cheryll said...

Oh what a lovely day... no it was PerFeCt! Meeting friends... shopping... bargins thrown in.. then dinner made for you! WOW..sit back and relive it! lol :)

Mistea said...

Looks like you made it all work in you favour.
Nice fabrics and purse clips to keep you busy for a while.
Your stitchery is lookng lovely as always, glad to see you are working on that one again.
Enjoy Sunday.

Fiona said...

that sounds such a fun day and great shopping done... it is always such a bonus when you find things at a good price too....
raw pav!!! I'd like some of the cooked one though.. with lashings of cream and fruit....
Hugz
PS There is no such thing as enough in your stash...

Narelle said...

Great day out and some super purchases!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Lots of bright new fabric. I cannot understand why you don't like Pavlova but eat the raw stuff!!!!!!
I have just noticed in your Header some old reels of Linen thread, I have some similar to that have you used yours. I was thinking of using mine in a cross stitch.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Christine M said...

You got some nice goodies too Marina. Your stitchery is looking lovely.

shez said...

Marina you got some great buys there i also got some of those purse frames you are right they are too good a bargain not to grab some.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great when lovely days are unexpected surprises....good for you. Lovely stitching too. Do you rent that boy out?????Yum!

elliek said...

Glad that you had such a good day at the show. Some of the quilts were stunning. Good stash of goodies too. I got some good things as well so doing some happy dancing here!

Melody said...

Lots of lovely goodies from the show.

Dorothy said...

Sounds like you had a great day Marina. It is nice to be able to catch up with old friends, and meet some new ones.