Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Pretty Exciting Stuff!


The little girls and I have been out to Spotlight this morning. I had to do that boring bit of shopping. The one that actually costs quite a bit of money but you end up with stuff that's not so exciting. I purchased backing fabric and the border fabric for my Nostalgic Quilt and bought 3m of quilters muslin, in a very wide width of 170cm. Wish I'd known about that before! This will be the backing for the nine patch quilt I made weeks ago. Will be nice to see that one quilted.

I dangerously stopped by at The Crafty Needle to look for a suitable binding fabric for the latest quilt and threads. My girls go silly there for some reason, which is very naughty of them. Also dangerous because I am easily tempted to buy something rather stunning whilst there. I resisted, gosh aren't I a good girl?

Nothing says 'Spring is here' better than a blossom tree, does it?
Look at what I also picked up at the quilting shop. There is to be a craft fair in Hamilton next month! It's meant to be fantastic according to Ngaire, shop owner and occasional reader of my blog. Someone else put her up to that one!! I'd better behave myself!!

And look who has moved into the reserve next door. There were a pair of them after school yesterday. We took some bread over for them but they were a bit timid. It's nice to see at least one of them around today.
Well we have kindy soon so I'd better get cracking and eat my lunch. It was Grandparents Day there yesterday, so I got let off the hook. They sang some songs and showed the Nana's and Papa's and Great Gran's around. Quite lovely I'm sure.

8 comments:

Itch2stitch.com said...

Thank you for popping over to my blog and leaving a comment Sarah! Yes those kind of shops are mighty tempting aren't they. Well done for resisting! Suzie X:)

Floss said...

Signs of spring - how wonderful! My house is NOT looking tidy, BTW - can you imagine hoovering in a heatwave? I just fiddle around the edges, I'm afraid...

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Sarah
Thank you for your comment on my blog which has led me here! I love your blog and the quilting - especially I like the way you write your blog, it is so easy to read and such a friendly tone.
As for my fish embroidery, it is not entirely finished yet, so I'll return to it in the next couple of days - I may pop a little sea horse in to join them!
Wishing you a happy end to the week and a restful weekend
Denise x

Anonymous said...

The Hamilton Craft Fair is great - plan to get htere as soon as it opens and leave the cherubs at home. I guess you live somewhere around Manuaku - perhaps we can meet for a coffee one day at the Supa Centre.

Julie
silksy@paradise.net.nz

A Bun Can Dance said...

Back again!
I've got an award for you over on my blog!
Denise x

Felicity said...

your nostalgic quilt is going to be so pretty when it is finished! fliss

Lucy said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog which has led me to your fab one. I love qulting- just wish I was better at it!
Would it be alright it I included a link to you on my side bar in my "Really lovely blogs" section?
I have just given it a makeover so if you have the chance please visit again at: http//www.lucyslovesinlife@blogspot.com

I look forward to hearing from you and reading much more!
Lucy

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello again!
The lavender cupcakes do have lavender inside them too! It may sound strange! It gives the cake a gentle flavour which is a little mysterious - it doesn't really taste as I would expect lavender to taste!
Happy weekend to you
Denise