Fabric Shopping with Friends

Helen and I have been 'friends' for a while now...almost 4.5 years. It was one of those instant friendships where you just hit it off right away. Our problem was that she lives of one side of Australia and I live on the other. Our friendship consisted of late night chats, quilting questions and dilemmas, fabric buys, pregnancy, birth, kids, husbands and life in general....all via the computer. We have heaps and common and very similar tastes.

So when Helen told me she was visiting family on my side of Oz for Christmas I jumped at the chance to meet her....and take her fabric shopping of course! The count down to Helen's visit was even more exciting than counting down to Christmas! Then days suddenly today was the day!

I have to say it was like catching up with an old friend. Despite never having met before it didn't seem to matter. Helen is soooo lovely and great to chat to!

I won't bore you with all the details except to say I (and I think Helen did to!) had a great day shopping, chatting, doing lunch and more shopping!

Here is what I got!
40% off Christmas Fabrics - a table runner for next year's formal sit down lunch!
Adding to the stash - Aqua Christmas print
Adding to the stash FQ's
3 metres of 'Lite Steam-a-seam 2' for the monsters quilt. New machine needles, and hand sewing needles that Helen swears by and some new 'quick snips'
Pattens. This quilt was up on the wall and looked stunning...bought the pattern to make for our bed...Hubby doesn't like it!
1 metre of each...Christmas shirt for Aden next year in the stars??
Material for a skirt...now to find a pattern I like
Amy Butler 'Love' 40% off..thinking a skirt for work...i have a pattern in mind for this one!
The loot! All this for a little over my $200 budget...not bad I think!

Edited to add photo!

Comments

Kirsty said…
Are you doing the Don't Look Know Moster quilt for Aden. I got the kit last year from AQC for Lachie figure I have at least 2 yes till he will need it for his big bed.
Leah said…
Looks like you had a great time :)
brissmith said…
What a haul! Please, please tell me next time you are going on a shop! Susan
Natalie said…
Sounds like a wonderful time - you did some great shopping there, love the material you picked up for yourself and agree that the star fabric is just begging to be turned into a shirt for Aden!
Helen said…
It was a great day and lovely to finally meet you!!! x

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