Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cheery brightness!

It has been a big weekend.
Starting Thursday night when I had three special friends to sew, and chat!
Lea, Trish and Cheryll...looking forward to doing it again!
Friday saw Janette and myself hitting the road to drop a friend at Sydney Airport.
We couldn't head straight home...we did need to recharge our batteries for the return journey.
What to do? What to do?
A lengthy visit to Material Obsession was just the tonic for weary travellers.
Thank goodness for Kathy and her wonderful troupe of happy stitchers...we both left with bags of happiness and minds full of inspiration.
It was exhausting!
Some fabric for skirts...a SUPER bargain...gorgeous!
Here is my new project...
And this is how that pile of fabric  looks tonight...
super easy with the EZ Double Wedding Ring rulers.
I am loving this!
Saturday saw me popping in to the local Stitches and Craft Show after another early trip to Sydney Airport...this time picking up a traveller.
And meeting a blogging friend, Leanne.
I love these big clamshells that she had made.
Hope you had a happy weekend too!
Cardygirl xx






25 comments:

Susan said...

Lots of happy shopping and stitching and driving. Sounds like fun.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Sounds like you have been having a lot of fun. I am loving the look of your new project. We may just have a project in common soon ;o) hugs

shez said...

you girls have way to much fun,lol,lovely work there Alison.xx

Lorraine said...

Nothing like some fabric retail therapy to recharge the batteries! I was on the MO site on Friday checking out the EZ wedding Ring rulers......so you are giving them the thumbs up?

Cheryll said...

Exhausting time... but I bet it was worth it! :)

Heather said...

Happy, happy colors and a great new start. Sounds like a super weekend!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love all the happy smiles and gorgeous fabrics in this post!!! Your wedding ring fabrics are brilliant!!

Shay said...

Visits from friends are always a tonic ...Material Obsession looks fabulous. I could have done some very real financial damage there I suspect.

Love those clamshells! And is the DWR really easy with that ruler set...Ive been vacillating about buying one ...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

A great time Cardy...and that shop sounds a real treat...perfect for weary travellers!

Marie Lismore said...

Gorgeous colour choices and I love the double wedding ring.

Marg said...

I would love to visit Material Obsession, such a fabulous inspiring place.
I love your double wedding ring too, gorgeous colours.
Isn't it fun being able to spend time with friends. I'm so lucky I get to spend a few days with my besty from Adelaide, very soon.

Marg said...

I would love to visit Material Obsession, such a fabulous inspiring place.
I love your double wedding ring too, gorgeous colours.
Isn't it fun being able to spend time with friends. I'm so lucky I get to spend a few days with my besty from Adelaide, very soon.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Loving the new project!... Its Yummy!

Leanne said...

It was great to meet you at the show. I could have chatted with you for hours. I love your DWR !!! See you again soon L xo

Melissa said...

I loved seeing your weekend adventure pics! I just signed up for my very first quilting class actually!!!!! so excited :)

Too many eggs said...

Ohh love the new project, would love to visit material obsession

Can't wait till our next get together

Deborah said...

What a fun post! I am so in love with your double wedding ring. I'd love to try this but really apprehensive!

Lynda said...

What a fantastic few days. Love your double wedding ring and also that white fabric with the beautiful big flowers. Will be a wonderful skirt.

Anthea said...

Beautiful fabrics, lovely sewing, time with friends... what a great post Cardy!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Your DWR is stunning! Are you by chance entering it in the NYC Modern Quilt Guild competition?

Michelle said...

Oh I love love love your double wedding ring in those seriously funky colours. I made a small one for a baby quilt with the Matildas own template rulers and it went together without a hitch and I've always wanted to make myself one. This may be the inspiration I need to jump in.

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you girls had a good night together.........thanks for the phone call.......

Any excuse to visit MO..........lol........

Jenny Watson said...

I think these quilts will be good for my homes for rent in Italy because these quilts are very attractive. Thanks for the sharing.

wish2stitch said...

Love your new wedding ring quilt. Although it did bring back a few bad memories and a little bit of hyperventilation. Glad you found an easier way to do it. The yellow background looks amazing!!

Jenny said...

I just love the fabric in your EZ double wedding ring quilt. You do have a way with colours Cardy.