Saturday, 27 June 2009

Cure For The Common Cold!

OK, so, maybe I'm exaggerating a LITTLE and it's not actually a CURE for the common cold, but it sure did make me feel warm and fuzzy inside! :0) And that, of course, was a visit to my home-away-from-home, Quilters Angel yesterday because Marion and Steph were having a FABULOUS fabric sale!!! Woo! Hoo! Words to warm a stitcher's heart!! :0) So, I bundled up warm (cos it was overcast and icky - AGAIN!) and toddled off to stock up my stash - cos I just don't have enough fabric!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

I arrived at Quilters Angel at about 10:45am and already there was a steady stream of clever crafters popping in to take advantage of the sale (Marion was also expecting a couple of busses from Brisbane to visit later in the day!!), including a regular visitor to my humble blog! This lovely lady (I realised AFTERWARDS, that I didn't catch her name, so "Hello" to the lovely lady I chatted to!!) said that she'd read on my blog how I'd been ambushed with a head cold and thought maybe I'd be too sick to make it to the sale. I told her I wasn't THAT sick - I'd have to be on my deathbed to miss a fabric sale and even then, I'd probably try to crawl off it! Tee! Hee! Hee! I also had a nice chat with Cristina (hope I spelt that properly!!) who is a bit of an arctophile too, so we compared bear notes for a bit before I blew all my play money on fabulous fabric! Now, some of you will have noticed a bit more pink creeping into my stash and into my projects in the last year or so. As well as being influenced by a number of friends and blogging buddies who are pink-freaks, I've been getting little nudges towards pink from Marion, who keeps reminding me that even though it may not be MY fave colour, there are lots of people buying my patterns who DO like pink, so I should incorporate it a bit more. Now when she was packing up my purchases, Marion said she'd give me another 'subtle' nudge towards pink. This is what she handed me ...


A pink bag full of my fabric. Don't know about you, but I wouldn't call this a 'SUBTLE' pink nudge - about as subtle as a brick through a window! Tee! Hee! Hee! It was, however a very good size to fit the fabric I'd stocked up on - bet some of you can guess where I headed ...


Yep ... the Aviary range! In fact, I picked out so many that I collapsed the pretty display - oops! And do you see that - another 'pink nudge' from Marion with that bow!! :0) Mind you, how good does all this look bundled up with a ribbon - thanks Marion!! Oh ... and keep an eye on Marion's blog in coming weeks, cos a little 'angel' whispered in my ear that there are LOTS of specials and promotions taking place at Quilters Angel, in the shop AND on line throughout July, so check in regularly so you don't miss out! I'll update you when I catch more whispers from my 'angel' friend! :0) So ... after my sale stock up, my Aviary stash now looks like this ...


Mmmmmmmmmm ... they are just TOO yummy!! I have a couple of projects in mind for these delicious treats, but have to cross a few things off the ol "To Do" list first. In the meantime, I'll just pull them out from time to time and fondle them! Tee! Hee! Hee!

I also wanted to thank you all for your lovely 'Get Well' wishes - it's been so nice to know that you all care and are thinking of me while I'm a bit under the weather. I think the worst of the cold is over, just a bit of sinus snuffles and sniffles left, so my prescription for the rest of the weekend is ...


My trusty flannel blankie, some "Midsomer Murders" DVD's and my new best friend - a box of eucalyptus and aloe tissues!! MUCH kinder on a poor, sore shnozzy! :0) Hope you've all got wonderful things planned for the weekend - and that you don't have a cold like me! OPAM Challenge gals should just about be finalising their finish lists on their sidebars and sending May Britt their end-of-month finishes - it's May's turn to draw the winner! If you usually send your emails to me, that's fine too - I'll forward them on to May Britt.

OH!! Before I go back to solving murders ... my blogging buddy Kerryanne of Shabby Art Boutique is gearing up for an exciting sea-change and that means she has to pack up her gorgeous little studio. (I have serious studio envy every time I see pics of her workspace!!) To lighten the load for packing, Kerryanne is going to be having a big sale of some of her FABULOUS folk/decorative art patterns, so pop on over to visit her and find out how you can join in the fun. And now ... Inspector Barnaby and Sergeant Troy are waiting for me to help them figure out 'whodunit' so I shall sign off for now. Til next time - Bear Hugs!

CHEERS!
KRIS

6 comments:

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Barnaby was on Norwegian telly last night! Glad your cold is clearing up.
The fabrics are gorgeous (drool, drool).

Kerryanne English said...

Hey sweets, heres a great tip to finish off that cold... before bed, rub your feet with Vicks then put socks on. Seems to work!!!

Thanks for mentioning my sale. How sad am I that finally I get back down to my studio and now I have to pack it up... big ol' crocodile tears here!

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Stina said...

Saw Midsomer Murders here in Sweden too just the other day... on TV...:o)
Glad to hear you are a little bit better... and I think Its all the lovely pink that cured you!!! LOL...
Hang in there.. hmmm..think this is what you told me during winter.. :o) Any way ... take care..and hugs!!

Maggie A said...

Glad to see you could make the shopping spree.

Lurline said...

Glad to hear of your fighting spirit - no way your should miss out on a faberic sale - well done!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Ann- said...

Could that have been me? The regular visitor to you humble blog. I think it may have been. It was good to see you out and about at the sale even if it was buying more pink. I have started buying more pink since the little girl came into the house and this is one thing that I swore would not happen. Oh well it is nice to expand our horizon and use those different colours. Hope to see you again soon at you home away from home which I think must almost be my home away from home as well. Ann-Maree K, H'fields

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