Friday, August 13, 2010

Another day another post!
Travelled to the other side of the universe today.  Since I moved here 18 years ago, I don't actually go very far afield.  I tend to hang around the neighbouring suburbs and not find much reason to go very far afield from my inner Northern suburbs. 
Well, that all changed today.  I travelled to Mount Waverley- an outer South Eastern suburb that is a long way away on the map.  Anything over 2" and I don't usually bother!  The reason for travel was an excellent one- a patchwork shop to visit.  I've been receiving the newsletter from Somerset Patchwork for quite a while, but haven't got the courage up to go over there.  I mean, it looks a very long way- do I need to take my passport? LOL.  Turns out, if you go in the middle of the day and take the Eastern Freeway, it doesn't take long at all and is very easy to get to.  I'm feeling very chuffed with myself. (I only recently made it to IKEA in Richmond!)
Oh my, there was some very lovely fabric- really lovely.  I'm afraid I had to bring some home with me to make the trip worthwhile.
Beautiful serpentine stripes that I can never find. 
And this delicious specimen that I needed for a quilt I want to stitch in Summer School next year at Patchwork on Stonleigh
I patted and fondled a piece of 19th Century Reds fabric, but couldn't make up my mind how to use it so back on the shelf it went.  Came home and called back the shop.  It's coming in the post on Monday.  Still don't know where I'll use it, but the gorgeous clear red paisley  just needed to come home with me.
Thanks goodness DH isn't home for quite a while, the kitchen table is covered in fabric and the DD's don't mind eating tea in front of the TV.


  1. Wow, you did a really great job!! I know a few years ago, I was afraid to drive a bigger distance.... But I'm also glad I did try! And it
    really feels so good.
    And ofcourse you had to take the fabrics along, not only as a reminder, but also because they are just so beautiful!! Good for you to order the red paisley as well!
    Enjoy your fabrics and your day!!

  2. Brave you...the south east is my achilles just does not compute in my tiny little brain...but if you can do it...I will go to Somerset day! *LOL* Hawthorn one day, Mt Waverley the've certainly got the crossing to the other side of the river down pat!!
    And your gorgeous fabric acquisitions certainly justify the trip...well done on realising that the clear red really needed to live at your house, don't you just love mail order :)