Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thanks To Air NZ…….

We are now home, safe and sound, after being stranded in Sydney (although Qantas put us up in the Menzies Hotel, in George Street, which was very nice) for 4 extra days. Why would that be a problem, I hear you ask? When you have a DH who paces around because he can’t ride  horse, or have a game of golf, it gets a little wearing, especially if he isn’t interested in exploring.
However I managed to persuade him to hop on a bus and go with me to Annandale to Quiltsmith where I had a fabulous 1 1/4 hours ( it was counted) browsing and shopping. My DH even asked a woman going into the shop if she would tell his wife to hurry up. It was all done jokingly I must add, but the woman was horrified, and said there was no way she would ask a Quilter to hurry. It was all very funny and he had all the women in the shop laughing.
What an amazing array of fabrics. If it wasn’t for the over weight bags I had already, I would have bought more, but guess what – I was there in time for their 25% off everything sale.

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A photo of the yummy Reproduction fabrics I bought.


Prior to that adventure, I arrived in Sydney on my own, on the way to Tamworth, and had 2 wonderful days walking and shopping. I caught a bus to Material Obsession in Drummoyne and spent about 3 hours browsing and shopping. Also went to the outlet shop and bought myself a thermal top, as I hadn’t predicted the weather correctly and was freezing. Of course I had some in my suitcase at the hotel, but that’s the way things go sometimes. :-)

Here is the view I had from my hotel balcony in SydneyIMG_2313 - the Medina Grand Harbourside. Very Nice!


I coudn’t help but buy this little set of GFG templates and fabrics to sew while I
was away. As you can see I got quite a few done.IMG_2362  Now to get them sewn together as flowers.
I also bought some gorgeous brights from MO to make a quilt for my DGD.

I just need to get some Choc. Brown for the background. I would have bought it there, but I was nervous about the weight of my bag.

Must get to the sewing machine and catch up with my Civil War Blocks.

Thanks for dropping by
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Merilyn said...

I used to live in Annandale many years ago, but no quilt shops there then LOL!!!
Quiltsmith looks to be a great store, I have purchased online from them, they have a wonderful array of fabrics!!! Glad you got home eventually, but what a great little surprise over-stay for you and some extra goodies to bring home!!!!

Julie said...

So lovely to see your blog update, and especially since you've been stash enhancing! An extra few days in Sydeny with a caged lion, not my idea of a good time either! LOL

Linda said...

OH! I'm so sorry to hear you were "stranded" in such an "awful" place! And for so long! I've been to both shops you visited, and enjoyed them immensely. I hope your luggage weight didn't take too much extra gold!