Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Auckland. The Stash.

 We didn't have a great deal of time for shopping during our visit to Auckland.
But I did insist on a visit to Cushla's Village Fabrics while we were there.
 I spent quite a bit of time browsing the store and talking with the ladies. 
My hubby even joined in and asked a few sewing machine related questions!
After much deliberation and contemplation, I came away with two small kits.
I couldn't resist this table runner. The colours are soooo much better in real life.
 I think I need to play about with the camera settings, as the colours on the front of this bag kit are somewhat awry too!
So I really was well behaved wasn't I?
After our flight into Christchurch we had a 2 hour drive to Timaru.
What better place for a rest break than Ashburton?
Annies Country crafts is very, very close to a car sales yard.
Something for me, and something for him.
We were both amazed to discover that I had finished first and once again had restrained myself coming away with another small package.
Two patterns
Another kit
And a very pretty end of bolt!
There is just over a skinny quarter.
There have been extra shifts at work and all manner of other things going on here, but I did manage to get some time quilting my SSCS gift, I also spent a little time unquilting some of it too!
Never mind, I'm happy with it now and it is waiting for it's binding.
Then, onto the next secret project!


Margaret said...

So pleased you got to see Cushla's. It's a great store isn't it?

Gari in AL said...

It really does sound like you are having fun in your new home country.

Diane-crewe said...

well .. you need to find these shops ... for NEXT time xx I LOVE that sparkly blue fabric xx

Chookyblue...... said...

good to hear some SSCS happening.......hope it is behaving now......

Janice said...

You did spoil yourself. Lots of inspiration there.