Monday, 6 April 2015

a trip to the city

On Saturday Hub and I caught the train to the city to look for a birthday present for no 1 son.
Got a great bargain at Myers with 50% off a stainless steel Stock Pot. It was what he requested and as he likes to cook it will be one that lasts him a lifetime.
After our bargain shop we split up to wander around to what we wanted to see so I headed up to L'uccello for a little sticky beak. Of course some fabric followed me home... Some pretty pinks to add to my stash.
 I stopped at a Bed Bath and table store that had 50% off easter goodies. Great bargains but horrible customer service. The girls at the local shop are lovely, but at the city store it seems I put this girl out by wanting to buy something. Go figure..
 Another two Sweet William blocks done.... Only one more to go then I will give them a little rest, it's hard to put them down though.  I am slowly getting the hang of the curves and those little berries.

 A start has been made on the next crochet blanket for another niece. Love the pinks, it looks like a raspberry ripple. Took a little bit to master the ripple pattern I seem to mix up my hills with my valleys.After some un-crocheting I soon got it.
A lovely lazy day at home today which I am so going to enjoy after a few days of gallavanting.
Happy days

Marina

19 comments:

elliek said...

Your Sweet William berries are amazing! Love them. Don't you just hate when you inconvenience a shop assistant. Really!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely purchases Marina. Your new Easter bargains are beautiful despite the service. Your blocks and crochet are lovely xx

shez said...

Hi Marina oh wow you had an awesome day shopping,love those fabrics and how good you got yours sons gift at 50 % off ,a great saving. Oh I love your blocks they are stunning,I enjoy seeing these,so Thankyou for sharing and the colours for your blanket are gorgeous,well done my friend ,hope you are enjoying your day xx

Cath said...

Lots of lovely in this post!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

So Sunday lunch next week will be at your Son,s, hope he enjoys the stockpot.Lots of lovely pink fabric from Luccello's. The ripple blanket is going to make a great present.
Customer service is certainly lacking in some shops where others are so helpful.

Happy stitching Marina.
Bev.

Jo said...

It's sounds like you had a great time.
Look forward to a trip to Luccello's. Love the raspberry ripple blanket. I will be finishing a ripple blanket of mums next. You are doing a fantastic job on you Sweet Williams. Happy crafting.

Melody said...

Beautiful stitching and crochet too. Love those little Easter ornaments.

Ondrea said...

I love your raspberry ripple blankie. I have used that pattern on a few for charity. It is quite effective. Don't put your blocks away! You are on a roll and have mastered the applique so don't loose the momentum. They look awesome! Love your 1800s repro fabrics. Great buy.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I do love these blocks ..:your blanket is so pretty ,..lovey buys xxxx

Cheryl said...

l'ucello is such a gorgeous shop isn't it Marina. Love your purchases. Your Sweet William blocks are just gorgeous

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely fabrics, and the blocks are gorgeous.
How big will be the crochet blanket?

sunny said...

Cute little treasures you picked up! Sorry you inconvenienced the shop worker. I love your pink blanket - such luscious pinks!

Lin said...

More lovely blocks and the colours of your new blanket are so pretty. What a great present! As you say, it should last a lifetime. Nice pressies for you too! xx

Marle said...

Hi Marina,
I read your comment by Cheryll and had to come and see what my namesake is making...and found so nice works you doing!
Greetings from Germany!
Marina (also known as Marle)

Rebecca in AK said...

You got some lovely fabrics! Your Sweet William blocks look fantastic!

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday to #1son..... it's always much nicer to get a present they really want... and great to have an excuse to look at pink fabrics... nice they wanted to come home with you.... Sweet William blocks are lovely.. there is a lot of circles!
Hugz

Susan said...

Great useful gift for your son.....I hope he invites you for dinner! I don't have a lot of pink in my stash but they are very pretty. Lovely to have a project you enjoy so much....you will have to ration the last blocks.

Josie said...

Love your Sweet William blocks so much... not difficult as they are gorgeous! Love the wavy crochet...colours are so pretty. Love the bunny goodies you bought on you trip to town too. There's an awfull lot of loving in this post.....! Great gift for you son... hope he cooks you a nice dinner. Have fun...xxx

kiwikid said...

You end sweet william are getting on so well now, why take a break? Love your shopping! The RR blanket is looking wonderful....customer service is not what it used to be sadly!! Good on you for getting what you wanted though.