Friday afternoon I drove to Adelaide to spend the weekend with this girl.......
we were going to watch one of the grandies play soccer yesterday morning but the game was cancelled so Rhi went to the gym and I went to watch one of the older boys play football for his school......after the game Rhi and I met up and went here - Hetties!! I haven't been in ages and I wasn't disappointed.....fabulous range of fabric and it was good to catch up with Leanne and Lorraine. There was actually a reason for going......not just to look and chat but to choose some fabric for a quilt for Rhi........I bought the pattern at the Melbourne show a few weeks ago and want to make it up for Rhi's birthday coming up later in the year.......at first she was hesitant with choosing fabrics but after a while she was zipping around the shop putting bolts of fabric together like an old hand.......this is what she came up with.....they are a little brighter IRL and I think they will look great......and Rhi was happy and that's the main thing!
I also found this great wool pack.......I have ordered some Bonnie Sullivan patterns and these pieces will help build up what is a very mediocre wool stash! I love these!
Shopping always gives you an appetite so we stopped off for a late lunch in Glenelg and checked out a couple of home ware shops that Rhi likes to visit......and being this close to the beach we had to stop there as well.........I love the beach in winter! We had fun taking some pics and taking in the fresh sea air!
Love the little Saint on their socks.......and look at those knees....nothing like playing in the mud to make boys happy!
Rhi and big brother Shane with the boys.....almost a half smile there Tay!
I did take some hand stitching with me to do while I was at Rhi's......and finished off this Natalie Bird stitchery......
Always lovely to catch up with the kids and grandies........I came home this afternoon and have crammed the house work into a few hours and finished another row on the blue and white quilt..truth be known it was all but done - I just had to make two more blocks and sew it to the rows already completed. Next weekend is a long weekend so I am hoping to get a lot more done on that quilt so I can start on Rhiannon's birds! It's been a fun weekend which has gone all too quickly.....work shirts for the week need ironing before I settle in for some hand stitching and the MotoGP from Italy.
'til next time.....................Lorraine