Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Now the countdown begins again!

Until the Quilt Show at Darling Harbour next year! Oh, I enjoy it so much and eagerly prepare for my time there. This year Lea & I stayed in Sydney for one night as we usually do the 7hr round trip in one very long day. We have talked for some time about having a "sleepover" and were fortunate enough to be able to do it this year. We left home at 0530hrs and headed for the big smoke, the only hiccup was a wrong turn near our destination...some frantic searching through the street directory...a little fraying of my good humour, but we finally arrived safely and hit the show!
Lots to see, but sadly some favourites were not there, like amitie and Patchwork on Central Park...might have to head to Melbourne to see them in their natural habitats...hmmm.
Always on my must see and spend list is Material Obsession. Love them, love them, love them! And Kathy, Kate and Liesl are such beautiful ladies...I feel so welcome and love catching up with what they are up to. It is like falling into a shimmering pool of colour, inspiration and warmth...good for the soul, and my head is left bursting with ideas. 
I attended a talk with Kathy and Reece Scannell ( his shot cottons are truly beautiful) about colour...amazing stuff...now I need to reorganise my stash into tones. The most amazing thing about this talk, besides all the colour info, was looking at myself, my colour choices, my likes and dislikes and realising what this says about me. So much cheaper than therapy is this fabric addiction of ours!
More tomorrow- purchases, bloggy friends, Quilt Show and who else we caught up with! Surprise meetings, recognition and inspirational friends.  A few camera issues to be sorted, so I can show you lots more!
A fun look at my corner of this crafty world we all share!
 Cardygirl xx

11 comments:

Cheryll said...

Oh please share lot of pic's. I had tickets on a bus trip with friends...but had to give them up..so pic's would help.
Looks wonderful! :(

shez said...

looking forward to more pictures Alison,i go to the melb one in a few weeks,cant wait

shez said...

PS did you manage to fill your new bag up,lol

Jan said...

How I envy you your days at the show ,what a feast of ideas, material and good company ,looking forward to the pix ...love Jan xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Cardy.....looks fantastic...I am going next year no matter what....glad to hear you are having a ball...

Quilt Kitty said...

A seven hour drive - now that's dedication. Looking forward to tomorrows pics! Tracee xx

Anita said...

Was great catching up with up again !!! So glad your favourite shop was there.

Maree: said...

Glad you got home safe & sound...Lovely Piccie of you with the MO Girl's...
Looking forward to seeing some more pics..lol
cheers

Chookyblue...... said...

lucky you had sleepover you would have fitted it all in.........

Farm Girl said...

Sounds like so much fun! Material Obsession quilts are amazing, how great to see them all in person.

Cathy said...

I love that you met these two gorgeous girls, aren't they fun?!! xo