I do hope you’ve had a lovely Easter, ‘cos I’ve had a bloomin’ brilliant one! Lots of things I planned to do didn’t happen (doesn’t matter!), and there was lots of unexpected loveliness, starting with an impromptu sewing day Friday. No photos ‘cos…..well, it was impromptu so a certain someone didn’t think to take the camera!
As a result of discussions on Friday, three of us headed out on what turned out to be a road trip. You see Autumn seems to have arrived; our days are much cooler, mornings quite crisp in fact, and there’s been clouds and drizzle and rain. Of course, this means that some people are starting to get itchy wool fingers, so initially we were only going to visit Wondoflex as this was a new store to 2 of the 3 roadsters. Well, I should pause here and tell you about Wondoflex. What can I say!! I’ve never seen so much yarn,
so many colours and types of fibre,
such an array of needles and other knitting/crocheting accoutrements,
a fibre-isters paradise!
Glenda pur-chased this scrummy book…
My mission at Wondoflex was to scout out some yarn for a Ripple Rug, pattern courtesy of Lucy. I found
…and with Helen’s help yesterday, I’ve started Ripplin’….and loving it!!
After all that fun, we were in dire need of sustenance, and a cafe, appropriately called Thread, just up the street provided just that…
It was then onto Darn Cheap Fabrics in Glenhuntly, again a new adventure for two of us, then a final stop at Amitie, and back to our respective homes where I did a little stitching, more of which later!
Sunday saw me cleaning up my sewing room – I know, yet again! This hadn’t been on the plan list, but as B’s team had won the football match the day before (a rare occurrence!), he understandably wanted to watch the replay (not having seen the live match, I should add). Not being a big footy fan, cleaning up my sewing
mess room seemed like a wonderful alternative!
That done, having purchased these the day before…
(the one on the left from Amitie, and the one on the right from Darn Cheap – and it was too at only $4.00pm!), I decided to make a bag. Again, not an expected venture, but so much fun! I used the Cath Bag Pattern from Patchwork on Central Park and here’s how it turned out. Being reversible, it can be used this way for carrying shopping…
All in all, a fabulous time! What did you get up to?