The highlight of my week was a bit impromptu, which involved some quick rescheduling. My Bestest-Buddy-Since-We-Were-Nine Lynette rang to see if I wanted to go to the Craft Show in Brisbane, as she had Friday off this week. Hmmm ... play date with my bestest-buddy ... HECK YEAH!! :0) So off we went adventuring.
Now I must start by saying that I was being VERY good ... hadn't bought ANYTHING ... until Lynette wanted to return to a stand to get a couple of little Christmas kits ... and it was right next to Wacky Jacky's GORGEOUS range of batik fabrics in every colour, shade and style you can think of ... UH OH!! :0)
I was still FAIRLY good ... only two yummy pieces of green batik fabric came home with me. In fact ... I spent more for the ticket to get into the show and parking than I did AT the show!!
So after doing the rounds ... and a repeat trip back to the stalls that most grabbed our attention, Lynette and I decided we still had some time up our sleeves ... so we went off to explore a little and found ourselves at one of our fave antique shops in Sherwood ... FANCY THAT! Tee! Hee! Hee! Now, it just happened to start bucketing down rain as we arrived so we HAD to take refuge in the shop for an hour or so! At least ... that's what we told the husbands! Tee! Hee! Hee!
There were lots of treasures to enjoy peeking at ... its one of those shops where you have to open all the cupboards and drawers cos there are items stashed everywhere. Once again, I was FAIRLY good ... it was one of those fortnights where the bills had taken most of the play money so really, I HAD to be good! :0) But I did manage to find some sweet new treasures to bring home ...
The set of four green glasses followed me home. I'm not sure that they are actual Depression Glass, which Lynette and I both collect, but they were the same green tone and I liked the frosted stripe on the bottom of them. As it turns out, they look very nice when displayed with my find from a few weeks ago ...
Here's a closer look at one of my new glasses and the little jug. I'm pretty sure it IS Depression Glass, but I'd not seen anything like it before ... it has a herringbone type pattern etched into it, which ends with some flowers and an arch sort of pattern begin ... it's a bit challenging to get a good photo to show it up. It's also frosted, so goes nicely with the new glasses.
Apart from adventuring with Lynette, my week included quite a bit of stitching and some machine sewing ... some I can't share cos they're Secret Squirrel projects, but I can say that I have finished the top of the purple stacked coin quilt I've been working on ...
There's a bit of a saga with this quilt ... when I agreed to make it for Mum's friend, the agreement was just for the stacked coin quilt ... no hand stitching/appliqué. When I told my darling Mum that the quilt was to be plain her comment was ... "Oh ... really? It would look so much nicer with just a little bit of appliqué." SIGH! So I added a couple of butterflies to the top border. Mum's response? "Oh ... it still looks a little bare, don't you think? Maybe you could add a few more butterflies! SIGH!!!!!! I love my Mum, really I do!! Even if she was determined to create more work for me! :0) Stop sniggering Toni and Marion!! This photo shows the butterflies in place, just not stitched around ... I've since finished the blanket stitching, just haven't managed to get a decent photo. This will give you an idea of how it turned out, though. So it's now ready to be put into the capable and clever hands of my favourite quilter ... the Fabulous Fiona. :0) We're hoping to catch up for a play date this week, so I shall hand it over then.
Well ... I think that's about it from me ... except to tell you that Marion and Steph have released a few more details about Girls' Stitch In in March ... hop over to their blog to see who the designers will be, the theme and dates. Let me just say ... we're going to have a MERRY time! :0) If you want to come and play with up, you'd better book quickly ... places are limited and I know they've already started to be booked. And now ... I'm off to play Polly and do a bit more Secret Squirrel Stitching ... or maybe I should say ... Secret SANTA Stitching! :0) Hope your weekend has been a blast and that your week if FANTASTIC!! Til next time ...