Monday, June 21, 2010

A weekend in Sydney

I spent the whole weekend in Sydney with Mr Quiltsalott and the weather could not have been better. Darling Harbour was very messy looking with World cup soccer fever happening with giant screens, lots of crowds and construction going on. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and it was warm weather for winter.
I got to meet some lovely new people and fellow bloggers. Back row from left, Gail, myself and Linda from Quilts In The Barn
Front row from left, Robyn from Quilt Tragic, Jen and Sharon.
I also bumped into Jean from Linen And Raspberry again and met Robyn from Daisy quilts. you can see the photo of us on Jean's blog.

Here's most of the loot I bought back, I didn't buy a lot of fabric but thought these might be good for the Morrell quilt I'm doing.
There were quite a few merchants selling Japanese fabrics and supplies. I did buy a small pack of of antique silk kimono strips.
I have some small projects I want to make for these bits and pieces too. I was pleased to find some silk threads for embroidery.
Below are some Reece Scannell shot cottons along with some sashiko threads and somewhere I lost my yellow so I can't proceed with mt plan for those just yet. The cottons are a beautiful quality and look like silk. I went for some muted colours to contrast with the brighter threads.

DH bought me something nice but it will be better to show that when I start making it and maybe, just maybe I may have signed up for another BOM. I tried to resist but I kept going back to look at the quilt, Dh did some eyeball aerobics over that extravagance, lol.
I have to add these photos which we had a good laugh over. We thought that after paying for the limos, they could only afford to go to McDonalds for dinner.
As for the quilts, there were about 100 less on show this year, not as many traditional styles but still some nice ones. I don't have permission to post any photos unfortunately. I did get the itch to stitch by the time I came home so maybe this week I can do just that.

36 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Oh Janet, what a fun day you all had. Lovely to see you all in person (photo). It's always good to put the name to the face. Love the pic of the limos! It's nice to see Sydney again - Hugs Nat

Janet said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! How fun to meet up with some fellow bloggers. I can't wait to see the new BOM :0) Can you give us a hint??? Your loot looks wonderful - you'll put it to good use.

Robyn said...

Hi Janet, you did have a great time.
So nice to meet you and your DH.
It was beautiful weather in at DH.
will look forward to seeing what you do with your new loot.
Have fun :-)

Tineke said...

sounds like a great weekend!

Miriam said...

Lovely to put a face to a name. :)

Your fabrics for the Morrell Quilt will be perfect!

Eyeball aerobics!!! lol lol!!!!

A pink limo! Now I have seen everything!

Shirley said...

I love to be able to put a face to a name and now I can see you when you blog. Sounds like a great day. Tsk, tsk, new bom, that means it may be up my street and I am going to want it. You are such a bad influence. Sarah Morrell is winging her way to me as we speak. Can't wait to see what you do with your purchases. Tell Mr T that the eyeball exercises ar good for him.
Shirley.

Kathie said...

oh so glad you were able to meet a few more bloggers what a treat! love those reds :)
can't wait to hear which bom you bought....
hint????
Kathie

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of fun meeting up with other bloggers and shopping.........

Munaiba said...

Hi Janet
It's nice to be able to put a face to a name. It looks like you quilty bloggers had a great time together.
Munaiba

Marit said...

Looks like a great weekend, Janet!
I am looking forward to se how you will use the beautiful vintage kimono strips...
; )

PatchworkRose said...

Just love all that Morrell fabric. looking forward to see what you are going to do in a Japanese flavour and also to see that mystery BOM :-)
Glad you had fun
Cheers
Lynne

Stephanie said...

Giggling over eyeball aerobics. How fun to enjoy a quilt show with blogging friends. Love the colored sashiko thread. Can't wait to see what you'll be up to.

Crispy said...

I had a good belly laugh over the eyeball arobics, our guys are so good at that LOL. The fabrics for the Morrell are perfect. I wonder what BOM you signed up for......

Crispy

Jessica said...

Hi Janet,
It looks like you had a great time and the weather was good for you! Love the new friends (buys) you picked up along the way!

luv2quilt2 said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to see the BOM you've begun.

Kaaren said...

That embroidery thread looks interesting, Janet. I don't think I've seen it over here. Isn't it fun to shop with everything under one roof? Well maybe 'almost' everything.

Wish I could have been there with you all but I'll have to settle for second best...the Vermont Quilt Festival is this weekend. Can't wait to go shopping!

Lori said...

It looks like a fantastic weekend!! What a terrific little pile of fun goodies you picked up too.
BOM? No chance you are going to tell us about that one for awhile?

Karen said...

Beautiful fabrics. Was it hard to just pick a few?

Sue-Anne said...

Great post Janet! How exciting to meet our fellow bloggers and I love your fabric purchases. I got the 2nd one from the back in pink and I love it.
Love the pics of the limos outside Maccas, especially the pink Hummer, you can just imagine it full of 16 yo girls going to their deb in it.

YankeeQuilter said...

Great fabrics! Recognize a few that are in my own stash...

*karendianne. said...

Oh gosh what a lovely posting. So happy to read this one and the adventures. I can only imagine what it must have been like to meet up with these wonderful ladies. Oh Janet, I'm sending a warm hug of kindness to celebrate that meeting!!! Then I have to tell you I totally cracked up. I mean busted a gut but when I read how you're sneaking in that maybe might have kinda sorta started another bom. Oh lordy I giggled and giggled. You're such a delight. Ah!

...and gosh okay those Japanese fabrics...oh la, la.!

Linda said...

You don't know how much I wish I could have been in Sydney during the show and your visit! I would have happily posed in your lovely group photo. And it's SO nice to finally see a picture of you! A lovely person, inside and out. We'll all look forward to seeing the new pretties you make after being inspired by the show.

Sharon said...

Looks like a super time was had by all. So many treasures that you brought home, it's always exciting to see what you do with your threads!

terry said...

Janet can you share more about silk threads for embroidery and sashiko threads? thanks

Ann Champion said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time? It's so nice to meet fellow bloggers and put a name with a face? The reds are gorgeous..and your Shot cottons and sashiko threads have me anxious to see what you do with them.
I LOL at you starting a new BOM. Sometimes it's good to give in to temptation?
My DH did a little "eyeball aerobics" over my quilt show shopping on Friday too. ;)

Barb said...

Looks like you had a great time - how fun to meet up with friends.
Your purchases look like fun!
Happy Stitching

Cardygirl said...

We were there on Saturday & had a lovely time too. You found some lovely treasures to take home...inspiring!

Linda C said...

It was wonderful to meet up with you on Friday, and your hubby is so patient trooping around the show with you. Oh, and thanks for sharing which japanese shop you bought those goodies at. l am now on first name basis with the son!!! LOL Seems they are a melbourne based shop.
l have a collection of those Reece Scannell cottons, waiting for the perfect project.
Hope to see you again in October.

Linda C said...

And l would also like to know which BOM kept calling your name???

sewpam63 said...

Lovely purchases, Janet. Thanks sew much for sharing! We have similar tastes, and I would shop with you any day. ; )

Kim D. said...

Looks like a great day and meeting up with blogging friends how fun. I love the fabrics you purchased, such pretty colors and patterns. I wonder if they were kids in the limo's stopping off for a late night snack.

Barb said...

How fun...I really need to come to Australia before I leave here.

Lots of fun goodies....

Barb said...

How fun...I really need to come to Australia before I leave here.

Lots of fun goodies....

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to "see" you -- you're adorable! Looks like you had a great time -- and your sightseeing was much more tame than ours. I'd trade a limo in front of McDs any day for the parade we walked through LOL!

MamaT said...

Looks like you had fun. Funny--pink limo at McDonalds! haha

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wasn't the show fun!! How wonderful it would have been to catch up with other bloggers. I was just strong enough to resist the BOMs. Looking forward to seeing which one you've chosen.