What does a slack blogger do to redeem herself? Post about the loot she got at the quilt show at Darling Harbour?
The day started off OK. I got 3 loads of washing done and hung out and dropped my son off at school (yes on time). I then had a short and pleasurable stroll to the train station. The weather was lovely for a winters day. Considering how much rain we have been having it truly was a glorious day weather wise. Waiting for the train in the sun was very nice. I rotated myself around while I waited so I was warmed up to my bones. Train arrives on time HOWEVER its going the wrong direction (its a single track line so there is only ever 1 train at a time and it needed to go up the line for a couple more stops before turning back around). You can imagine I was somewhat displeased as it meant I would miss my connection when we got to the interchange station. Thinking I still had a chance to make it to one of the talks I really wanted to go to, imagine when we reach the main station only to realise I would have to wait 30 MINUTES for a train. Displeasure didn't even cover it! Even the lovely sunny weather was now lost on me. There was no way on earth was I going to make it to the talk OR the demonstration I had also slated for watching. Its great having public transport so handy but when it stuffs up they do a great job of stuffing you around too. I ended up chilling out listening to a new album I had bought.Thank goodness for music!
SO after a slow and frustrating start to the day I finally reached my destination. Yeah! I like to wander around first before purchasing but sometimes if you think it won't be there later you have to GET it fast.
First up is a photo of all that I bought. I really needed a new tote bag for work and had been looking for a while when a nice sales lady showed me the one in the photo. She assured me it was the last one. Its a great size for books, lunch, umbrella etc. Basically anything that doesn't fit in the handbag. It is similar to a laminated fabric. One side is a red print (side you can see in the photo) while the other side is a cream print and the handles are a different pattern. It really appealed to the patchworker in me.
The next photo is of a bag kit I bought. It is made using strips of cloth used for edging traditional Japanese tatami mattresses. They are supposed to be easy to make. We'll see about that. I got a medium green colour with the longer straps.
Next up is some patterns I bought. Yes I know some are easy looking but I am really not interested in drafting up patterns. I would rather be using my limited time to sew and not draft. That's not to say one day I won't do it though! I couldn't resist Anna Maria Horner's book. I think it will be a great resource for using to make gifts. I am slowly reading through it every night. She has such cute things in it.
Lastly is a close up of the fat quarters I thought should come home with me. Notice a trend? Umm yeah it seems I have a thing for spots. I think they are a great staple. For the Aussies reading this I scored most of them for $3.50. That's pretty cheap for us.
Hopefully next time it won't be so long inbetween
Have a super weekend!
PS Here is a link to the quilt show winners.