Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Darling Harbour Fun Part 1(plus a treat!)

Well, we did it! Lea, my DD & I all headed off to Sydney  yesterday to attend the Quilt Show & SHOP!
We live about 3hrs from Sydney, so were planning to head off bright & early. You need a little background to understand the humour of our start....I am ALWAYS punctual (annoyingly so) & ALWAYS organised. Wash the hair the night before, pack my handbag, lay out my clothes, make a list, do some research...really annoying I know! Dear Lea is more of a seat of her pants kind of girl....usually a bit late, forgets things, improvises her schedule, forgets the turn offs en route...and we LOVE her for it! So yesterday must have been opposite day. Lea was SIX minutes early, I slept in (eeek!)...I was on the hop! But we were on our way!Seeing the Harbour & Bridge never fail to thrill you!
Fortunately we had a great trip into Sydney & arrived at opening time...the crowds were quite manageable & we were able to have a good look around & even get some personal advice on making clamshells from Sue Daley. And that inspired me...I have been enjoying making hexagons...and I had an enjoyable day at the Quilt Show...I should share all this good feeling as it is also my wedding anniversary....and my 200th blog... so why not have a little giveaway...hmmmm...oh, why not! So leave me a comment about my day at the show, about my ramblings generally or anything else you want to say & I will give away a little treat on the morning of the 25th...also the anniversary of our moving to this town nineteen years ago!
So, back to the Show...there was a girl there with a much admired Study Hall skirt...but sadly I was not able to catch up with Robyn, Christine, or Sandra....busy schedules & coordinating long distance travel made it tricky...but I met Janice & Anita (old buddy from Nundle!)...so great to really meet them at last...and funny how it seems you have known them forever! Hopefully next year we will be able to coordinate our visits a little better! It is amazing how we do recognise each other! I seem to be doing the weird eye thing in my pic with Janice!
So here is some eye candy....I was a VERY NAUGHTY girl & came home with oodles of fabric....and a head full of ideas...oh why do I have to work tomorrow?????
We even managed to deliver a quilt on the way home! Tomorrow I will show some quilts & other interesting pics....
Cardygirl xx

21 comments:

Deb said...

Alison, what a fun day it sounds like you had. Love all your goodies. Happy Anniversary in all ways. It would have been nice to catch up the girls again.
hugs Deb

Robyn said...

Oh wasn't it such fun!!!??!!
I do wish we could have met, but there's always the next time :-)

Love all your pics and yes it seems we are all on the clam shell journey... I've been playing today with some of my looty fabrics from the show and shells.

Don't you love it how we bloggers pick up like we've known each other forever? Love it!

Huge congrats on your milestones and thanks for sharing your fun day with us :-)

hugs!! Robyn xx

cumquats said...

The Sydney Quilt Show! You lucky duck. I hear it's a real treat. Kim :)

Chookyblue...... said...

oh so pleased you got to catch up with Anita and meet Janice.......you did get some more fabrics there so what are they for????
How is the gorgeous girl in the skirt....it looks great "Cupcake"
Fancy the Tooth fairy being early.......mark that one on the wall........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you had a lovely time....they are all very familiar faces......lucky you to see Anita and Janice.....wow how good does Lea's quilt look......

Maree: said...

I'm sorry I missed the show this year...Chookyblue has suggested we have a Bloggers meet next year...Great Pics & Glad you had a chance to meet Janice & Anita...Love your new Fabrics...happy Anniversary & Congrats on your 200 post...Enjoy your Week..
cheers

Kylie said...

Oh you lucky lucky girls - I am sooo jealous. Looks like you had a great day and your new fabrics look gorgeous. Kylie xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and I forgot to say congrats on all your celebrations - blog and anniversary

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Phew! What a weekend/day. Happy Anniversary. WOW! 200 blogs already? Love your weekend pics so far.

Janice said...

It was so good to finally meet you. You have brought home some lovely goodies. Happy anniversary and blogaversy.

PatchworkRose said...

Love all that Kaffe fabric.
Sounds like you all had so much fun. Sure wish I could have been there!
Cheers
Lynne

SandyN said...

I am so sorry we didn't get to meet. I was thinking of your the whole time I was there. (Actually I was looking out for you - from you blog pictures).

I am so glad you had a great time.

Sandy N

Fiesta said...

Alison, thank you for sharing so much with us. We always come back so inspired from quilt shows. I do not have one to go to until September and I can't wait.
Your fabrics are yummy and like you, why do we have to go to work? Too many lovely creations to make and as usual never enough time.

bettsylyn said...

Naughty? Never - you were just being prepared for something later.
Sounds like a busy time for anniversary events. Have fun.

Julia said...

Looks like it was a great show..wish i could have been there..Happy anniversary and blogaversy.
Oh how could you not be tempted to buy that gorgeous fabrics..
Julia ♥

Cecily said...

You picked out some very cute fabric! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Chocolate Cat said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us, it looked like SO much fun!!! Love all the things you bought and can't wait to see them being played with!!! Congratulations on all your anniversaries!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Good work getting that post up, I'm still aiming for one but forgot I had to teach yesterday, today and tonight! Soon. You and Janice are standing in front of my quilt!!! What is the DD band? Would have loved to chat about that. Hope you get to all your projects! Kathy

Anita said...

Was great to catch up with you all!!
Will have to organise a big bloggy meet up next year.
Love your purchases, yes you did buy more fabric than i did LOL

Marcia said...

Happy anniversary. Sounds like you had a great time on your trip. Please enter me into your giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shiree said...

sounds like an absoultely wonderful time!! Congrats on your wedding anniversary, I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating