Anyway, we went to Nelson and met Meg. We had yummy souvlakis for lunch. I was thrilled to find a dress reduced by over $100!!!! It is grey and black, which are not really my colours, but will be great over pants or with boots in winter for school. I got a couple of pieces of fabric, which I will photograph tomorrow. There was a lovely quilting shop in Richmond. It had some lovely Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but I needed more time to properly consider them. We checked out the Designer's Guild fabrics in a posh shop. I love the big camellia patterned one, but will only be able to have it if I can find it in an internet remnant store as it is horribly expensive. Mumsy got some fabulous Sanderson fabric at a hugely reduced price, but I am an internet purchasing amateur.
We went to Meg's house and she showed me some of her fabric stash, and latest purchases. She has got a fabulous skirt collection. Miss Stellar was so pleased to see us. I shamed myself (well, not really) by taking a dose of Meg's painkillers and having a nap until they worked. And work they did! I can now swivel my head both ways properly and only have a minor shoulder twinge.
I just started writing a grumble list. I've decided that I would be much better to write a few happy things down, so here we go:
- We had a laugh because Meg got some fabric for a couple of dollars a metre at a temporary fabric outlet store and we saw a skirt made out of it on sale for $195 at a local designer's store. That's a good mark-up!
- Merlin is a very happy rabbit. He is looking the best he has looked in ages.
- I have almost finished the quilting of my first "squares" quilt. I am stitching in the ditch.
- I got a great book about quilting that tells me all about various techniques, and show them step by step in photos.
- I ate chocolate today.