Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The week before Christmas

For little Miss Ella who is a petite four year old but is a size three. I didn't think I had it in me to make clothing anymore. I have another dress to make after Christmas. It's pure coincidence that the colour scheme is the same as the quilt on my last post. Apart form some quilting, that's about it on the sewing front.

We took a trip into Sydney on the train yesterday, mainly to soak up the sights and sounds and to visit that fabulous book store, Kinokuniya.

Best thing I saw all day, was a man who took the time to buy a meal for a homeless girl and have a chat to her. It warmed the heart.


Worst thing I saw was the price of the turkeys and hams at David Jones food hall. Everyone knows it's where you go when you are a purveyor of fine food, lol.
Check the price out.
I loved the old fella that remarked to his wife that if that's what Christmas costs, they could only afford to have it every five years.
It was great fun to see the animated Christmas scenes in the store windows.
I found an even bigger  reindeer in the store! It's yours for $5,500.

44 comments:

Glenn Dragone said...

very cute dress!!

Have a nice holiday

Janet said...

Those are crazy prices. It certainly make you aware where every morsel of food is going.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Janet

*karendianne. said...

What a fun post. Perfect for the holidays. I love the way you described your day in Sydney with the best and worst. That moment of kindness for the homeless warms the heart.

Financial reality sets in here and I have to admit, if I were uber-wealthy and in JUST the right mood, I'd have to have that reindeer. I'm quirky like that. :) Merry Christmas and again, thanks for the happy post. *karendianne.

Patchwork and Play said...

That reindeer photo is priceless! Love its pink boots! At those prices, I couldn't afford the ham or turkey, even when it goes half price on Monday! It makes you wonder what will happen to it when it doesn't, in fact, sell!!! The little dress is very sweet!

Cathy said...

Loved coming on your trip with you, great pics Janet. xo

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, those prices remind me of the prices in Japanese Supermarkets! I just wonder who buys that stuff. I recon some people do! What a cute dress you've made for little Miss Ella.
Merry Christmas!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Janet, thanks for sharing your outing with us. That little dress is darling. Sure to be a hit!

Heather said...

The dress is just adorable and I guess I shan't complain about the cost of my holiday ham!

Kathie said...

the dress is just adorable, job well done...
wow those prices are really crazy!
Kathie

Sue said...

What an adorable little dress :) I quit making clothes a long time ago. Things never seemed to fit quite right :/

I can't believe the price of the meat. My goodness. Who could afford that ?!

Merry Christmas!
Sue

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow, guess I have no right to complain when I do my shopping tomorrow! Really cut dress...congrats!

Mary said...

Love the dress! I so enjoyed making cute jumpers for my daughters when they were little. I guess if you can afford the ham - you can afford the reindeer!!! Yikes!

Janet said...

What a sweet little dress!
Those prices are unbelievable!! Do people actually buy them for that?!

Lurline said...

You are a girl of so many talents - always love your Show and Tell - very interesting your turkey shopping, I wonder if it really tastes so superb?
Hugs - Lurline♥

Linda said...

Of course you still have it in you to sew clothes! It's like bike riding; you don't forget. And that's simply a darling dress. I'm glad you went to Sydney for the sights. I'd love to see that David Jones store. If you haven't seen this blog post about the windows there, you simply must. It had me giggling. I won't ever be able to think of shepherds in the field as I did before.

http://snippetsnscraps.blogspot.com/2011/12/david-jones-christmas-window-display.html

Barb said...

The dress is adorable....

that reindeer is soooooooooooooo unique and fun!

Julia said...

Gorgeous dress...,you did well!
Well, I won't be buying a Turkey from DJ's, how can they justify that cost!

regan said...

Wait a minute.....is the price of that turkey and ham in DOLLARS???? Really????? I just looked at the conversion charts, and the AUD is really close to the US Dollar. How could this possibly be!?! I'm in shock!

Is all the food at that store priced the same way? And who is buying it?

This totally has me stumped!

Oh....and that dress is adorable! Your little Miss Ella is going to love it! Sweet!

Dixie said...

The dress is positively darling! Gracious, I feel so lucky that my ham only cost $12 and its locally grown and is usually delicious! Your story about the man buying the meal for the homeless girl is heartwarming. I always try to make eye contact with them and give them a smile or a sandwich if I have one.

Jessica said...

What an adorable dress! My boys are the same - still wearing some smaller sizes than what they really are.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Could those prices be a mistake? That's crazy!! I love the little dress!!! Those fabrics are so cute and it's so fun and bright!! I bet she'll be the belle of the ball in that dress.

Annette said...

Your little dress is so darling! I love it!

Shirley said...

Oh the difference between the haves and have nots. Love the reindeer with the pink boots. You can sew Janet so yes you can make a little dress and she will look adorable in it.

Marit said...

Thank you for sharing your trip with us. The dress is lovely, she will be a fairy-tale princess wearing it!

Miriam said...

That reindeer is a scream!!! :) The price tag is bit out of my budget!! Lol

Love the cute little dress. I bet Miss Ella will look gorgeous is it!

Glad to hear a kind heart is still out there.

Joan said...

The dress is lovely Janet - but I think I may become more vegitarian :) As to the price of the reindeer - Uggh! Happy Holidays

Barb said...

What a fun trip. I love window displays, nothing get me more in a holiday mood!
The dress is adorable!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the dress! And I'm afraid I still don't know what to say about the reindeer!

Nancy said...

What a cute little dress. I have been trying to revive my clothing sewing by making a few things for my Granddaughter.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your little dress is wonderful! What little girl would not love that?! Wow! How do you eat?

Doris said...

I agree with the gentleman that said Christmas would have to be celebrated only every five years...WOW.

The dress is just adorable!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your dress is so sweet, she is going ot love it!
At those prices the reindeer looks like the better deal! Wow!!!

Cheri said...

Fun trip right before Christmas. Yikes the turkey and ham prices are crazy! The little dress turned out cute, I am with you, don't know if I can remember how to sew garments. Have a blessed Christmas Janet.

Sharon said...

If that reindeer doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will! Thanks for sharing. Have a merry Christmas!

Nanette Merrill said...

That dress is so incredibly cute.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Whoo those prices are steep! Hope you managed to find something for Christmas dinner that didn't break the bank :o)

Karen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous dress! I am hoping to take my son in to check out the DJ's windows tomorrow (Fri).

LuAnn said...

The little dress is just gorgeous. I love that stylish deer with the heels. I'm glad you snapped a photo for us to enjoy. Have a Merry Christmas.

Feather on a Wire said...

I'm reeling, that ham translates to £318! This makes Harrods a cheap place to shop!

imquilternity said...

Very adorable dress!! Here's wishing you very Happy Holidays!!

Nic said...

Cute dress.

I'm thinking they had to buy the whole gaggle/herd/whatever of turkeys and pigs to find ONE that was suitable. Obviously that explains the price

Anymart said...

What! More than 400 dollars for a piece of meat? No way... Not even in 400 years. I'll eat soup then!

Carrie P. said...

Cute dress! and reindeer.
I don't know what that ham cost in US dollars but I can see why that man would say every 5 years.

Ivory Spring said...

Janet,

That dress is DARLING! I love the colors.