A lovely bundle arrived from Quilt Fabric Delights. I was a bit excited about their sale page and the fact that they still had a small piece of the Patty Young "Andalucia" print that I needed, so I put in a little order on the weekend. (And yes - they stock my patterns, too!)
Then there was a bit of a gathering of friends at Lara's house. Annie, Jodie and Rachel came into town for the day and we went ON TOUR.... after the exploration of Lara's sewing room....
..and awestuck gazing at the VERY TIDY cupboards full of fabric stash. (How DOES she manage it....??)
And there was a fair bit of posing against the famous wall....
We then went to Rathdowne Fabric & Remnants and then to GJ's. I forgot to take the camera out in Rathdowne, but managed to snap a bit of Annie in action at GJ's.
a cat-print dress...)
That small child in the cat dress took up position at the counter and talked "cats" with anyone who had a cat. Luckily (for her), Jodie, Annie and Suzanne (behind the counter) all have cats. As does the woman who was waiting patiently in the queue behind us.
I also found enough spotty cotton fabric to make the back of the quilt. (The idea was to make a cot quilt, but it's now a single bed size.)
The only completely-without-purpose purchasing I did were these pieces, below - a mixture from both stores. They were too cute and too well-priced to pass up ($5.95-$8 per metre) and they'll go into the stash.
The only thing that I could have used but I DIDN'T buy, was the EXACT Patty Young fabric that I was looking for on the weekend. Along with the QFD piece that arrived today, I've organised Lisa to send me some from Sydney. And here's a bolt of the stuff, in my local fabric store.....
Our shopping day ended with a short trip to my studio for lunch and a chat. (I forgot to take out the camera again). The kids all played beautifully together (Rachel's kids are ANGELS, I tell ya - ANGELS!)
Thanks, lovely ladies, for a grand day out. I'm counting the days until we're sitting around the table together at Sewjourn again.