Friday, 18 July 2008

Oops! I've been bad - again!!

Oh dear! I can't seem to help myself! I've been a bad girl - again!! You see, it all started when I caught up with my friend Robyn, who I haven't seen for a couple of months. We decided to travel a path my little car can do with it's eyes shut (if cars had eyes!!) out to Highfields for a catch-up coffee, chat and - most importantly! - shop! So off we went and had a lovely time, but both of us came home with empty wallets and full shopping bags! Oops! Tee! Hee! Hee!


Here are my goodies! Bet you recognise one of these bags to be able to guess one of my stopping points!!

We decided to hit the Village Green complex and started with a visit to Herbal Harmonies - they have soooooo many pretty/smelly/yummy things that I could have gone berserk, but instead, this is what I bought ...


A fun tin with secret squirrel things in (stocking up with a couple of the swaps I've signed up for in mind!) and the GORGEOUS little gifty tags! Each tag is not only sooooo pretty, it has a little quote or saying on the back - not sure I'll be able to part with them!! Robyn also stocked up on pretty hand-made soap, but I forgot to take my camera with me, so no on-the-spot-reporter photos. We then decided it was time for some sustenance, so hit the Chocolate Cottage for lunch, which was YUMMY!! I won't bore you with details of the meal, but suffice to say we waddled off afterwards! And our next stop was Quilters Angel. Now I know you're all thinking I may as well move in there and start paying rent, but last visit was for something SPECIFIC, this time was just LOOKING! OK, so it didn't STAY as just looking for long!!! This is what I found ...


I know ... pink again!! Scott is starting to worry about me!! Tee! Hee! Hee! Now, I could justify buying these by saying they were on sale, or that I'll probably use them to make gifts ... but the truth is they were PRETTY and they caught my eye!! So they came home with me!!! Have got a few ideas about what I'll do with them, but I won't say anything yet. The two wrapped packets contain panels of pretty garden scenes in varying sizes that will be great to put borders round for a quick quilt or blanket stitch as applique` .... oh the infinite possibilities of fabric!!! Robyn also did a bit more damage to her budget here, but we both came home having thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!! And as Robyn said - you only live once, so there's no point in keeping all your money in the bank!! I think most of my money is in investments - invested in fabric, invested in china tea cups, invested in ....!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

The other photo I have to share is of some fun mail I received this week ...


I bought some wonderful cards from Chookyblue! Aren't they great!! I looooove the colours that she's captured , particularly the rusty wheels. I don't send people letters, I send cards so even after they've read the message, my friends have something pretty to look at and remember that someone was thinking of them. So these ones will REALLY give my friends something pretty to keep - thanks Chookyblue!!!

So ... there you go! That's the latest update from the Meares' Madhouse! Tonight's a nice quiet, stay-at-home-and-watch-TV night, before going out tomorrow for dinner at a friend's place. Actually, tomorrow's dinner is the long-awaited housewarming for the friends I made the Chocolate Mousse quilt for, so hopefully I'll have photos of the quilt in it's new home to share with you next post. Until then, hope you've got a comfy spot on the couch, a glass of something soothing, some stitching and someone to share the warm fuzzy feelings with! Bear Hugs!

CHEERS!
KRIS

4 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Oh dear Kris....I think you are forming an obsession with those pink bags. Best you hide the evidence before Geek Boy finds it...LOL

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you like the cards.........enjoy.........

Debbie L said...

tsk tsk tsk...give some people a credit card and they'll buy a mile of fabric with it...!

SEriously tho, I am starting to worry about u. What is it with this pink phase??? What happened to the goth/ethnic girl I am familiar with? The only thing predictable about u girl is that u are unpredictable!

Love Deb

Carin said...

I love to see whats in the pink bags!
Chookyblue takes awesome pictures doesn't she.
glad you had the chance to catch up and shop ;o)

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