Sunday, July 17, 2016


I headed off in the morning, dropped hubby at the South Geelong train station, so he could head off to the city to the footie, then happened to pass the Kaisercraft shop, so thought I had better go in for an explore!! They have fantastic discount bins where most things are $2 - $5. Of course I came out with goodies!!
I have a tub full of lovely bits for adding to journals or scrapbooks

these little easels  would look good with a little Christmas stitchery on them, maybe?

and some stamps and pre cut shapes...stamps I must confess are my weakness, along with fabric and not go there!!!
We had the Geelong Patchwork and Quilt Guild meeting yesterday, I met up with Tracee, Marg and Donna, who had come down from Gisborne and there was some amazing show and tell I didn't get photos of everything but here are a few..the days theme was Mothers Day
this quilt was made with family photos incorporated into it

well you can guess why I liked this!!

the quilt was made from a pack bought while on holiday in NZ.The outer border fabric is amazing, like balls of twine end on!

scrappy stars over the other side of the hall

I really liked the colours in this quilt, made form a jelly roll.
We had a couple of members talk to us regarding their mothers, Ene talked about being evacuated from Estonia to Germany, then Germany to Australia and the changes in her and her mother's life. She also showed us some of the beautiful stitching her mother used to do.
Another lady read us a list of what to do when her mother had written for the grandmother I think, when she was in hospital and the grandmother came to look after the baby and two small girls. it was very entertaining.
I am supposed to be being a hermit and sewing, sewing today but it is a beautiful sunny day so I have done 2 loads of washing, packed two boxes, had a cuppa and cake with some visitors, made lunch, now I am off to be a hermit!! (Easier said than done!!)
Happy sewing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue ,wow some gorgeous goodies you bought there and lots of lovely show and tell,you sure have had a busy few days my friend,hope you are relaxing like a hermit now,lol,good to see you arent in any dryers,lol,enjoy your evening Sue xx

Ondrea said...

I am a sucker for stationary, scrapbooking things and books too. I am about to put all my scrabooking stuff in the cupboard to make more space for sewing stuff. Love your stash. Great quilts on display.

Jo said...

Sounds like a fun day

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well my Grandmother used to say "a little bit of what you fancy does you good" so good for you....lots of future enjoyment in your bargains. Some lovely work by your quilters x

Cheryl said...

Lovely goodies from your little stop Sue and so many lovely quilts

Diane-crewe said...

enjoy the day .. your sewing will be there when you are ready x

Helen said...

love the telephone and typewriter, cute buys, sounds like another great day !

Fiona said...

you found some lovely goodies.... did you be a hermit? it is easier said than done ...

retdairyqueen said...

How is the hermiting going? Hope it happened
Some lovely goodies there I too cannot resist scrapbooking stuff
Nice array of quilts too

Farm Gate Creations said...

Bargain Queen and sneaky photographer...I didn't even see your camera that day.