Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A finish

has happened today, the Aussie hero quilt has gone to the PO, ready to go tomorrow, the posties are having another day off today I am told. Probably just as well as it sure is hot here today...34 deg C last I looked!! Phew!!
Ready to go!!
Shane said goodbye to Tupai this morning, he has to go back to work today.
So we went into Geelong and dropped him at the train station, then I thought I would call into a couple of shops!! Well how silly am I!! Geelong was packed, both shopping centers car parks were closed, so after driving around and around in the 33 deg heat I found a park and walked.
I went to the collectibles shop to look at another mouse but it was closed!!  I guess I just saved some money, which I promptly spent on a new pair of walking sandals as mine have died. They were reduced by $20 so that was a good deal.  Then I walked up to Lincraft to get one of those roly sticky things that takes lint of your clothes, they are perfect for the dog hair that gets on quilts!!
I did find those and
this is perfect for backing Aussie hero quilts, at $8.00 per m.

this is just cute!!

this was also $8.00 and will be a present for next Christmas..I just need to make it up!!

yup, what I went in for!!

and this because I might use it one day!!Perfect for the stash!!
The day after Boxing Day hubby and Shane went to The Mill markets to look for records, so I wandered off to Spotlight and came home with
some dinosaurs!!

Pooh Bear, poppies and some green Christmas fabric

and this because it made me laugh out loud in the shop!!

and some cotton wadding a good buy at 30% off!
Life is back to near normal now, the boys have gone back to work, so it might be time to pack away the Christmas decorations!!
My best present this year was this.
Yep the boys coming home!!
The biggest surprise was this.
new gumboots from hubby to wear on the garden!! How flash are they!!!
Well it is super hot here in the room with the computer so I will finish up and go sit in the cool.
Hope your day isn't too hot.
Happy sewing.


Pamela said...

Love the boots, wonderful quilt finish, and some great additions to your stash!

I am said...

Hi Sue ,so glad you and D got to spend some time with the boys and i love those new boots xx

Anthea said...

Hi Sue
Oh that heat, yuk! Glad to see you've had some great company over Christmas & indeed the shops have some fab bargains at this time of year. Got my DD a doona cover set & 2 sheet sets for just over $100 from Spotlight this morning!
AND yes those boots are totally flash, enjoy ! x

Leeanne said...

The GROOVIEST gumboots I have ever seen! Great finish, a finish always feels good, I am not making much progress on a finish of mine :-(
Always special to have time with our kids, I had one of my sons over from Brisbane to share Christmas with us, super special, I always get a lump in my throat saying goodbye!

Raewyn said...

Hope your spot out of the heat is nice and cool. Sounds like you really shopped the shops hehe; I can never come out with just what I was after, either :-) The Aussie quilt looks great, some one will be very delighted! As for the gumboots - wow what a find - wonder what the (4-legged) girls would think if I wore some like that!! PS yes, great to have the kids at home xx

Moose-ings said...

Good haul! That'll keep you occupied for a while. Tupai looks positively delighted to have the boys visiting. And those boots are awesome!

Ondrea said...

OMG! You did so well with all that shopping girl! I Love your gumboots too. When the children were little I had purple gumboots with glitter all over them Still wish I had them LOL Love all the cute childrens fabrics you bought. Those lint rollers are good but I can tell you a cheaper option...non slip stuff that comes in rolls to put underneath mats and open tops with. Our cat was always leaving fur over everything so I chopped one of those rolls up into little squares and it worked really well. You can buy them cheap in reject shops. LOve your Aussie Hero quilt. We found out that the post office wasn't open until today too. We went on Tuesday after Mark had googled it. WRONG! Very humid here. Have had 3 showers today.

Fiona said...

How lovely having the boys home.... great post and glad to see you are all stashed up for next year!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Can't beat family for Christmas. You got some wonderful bargains there. Your latest Aussie Hero quilt is wonderful! Love your new gummies.....I need some for travelling lol!

Jo said...

The best surprise is to have your children visit.

Chookyblue...... said...

lol........34 hot........yep it is but if I had that I would be very would be a cool change.....

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and great shopping.......

Kaylee said...

Lots of gorgeous buys from Lincraft and Spotlight... Those garden gum boots are lovely...