Posts about Sew It Together 2012 are starting to pop up everywhere. I thought that I had better do one too.
I flew to Sydney on last Thursday afternoon. Me and the family had just arrived home only 24hrs earlier after spending 12 days in New Zealand. It was all go go go.
Once I got to Sydney and to Sheridans house – she got me crafting straight away. She had all of the supplies ready for me to do my centre block for the handstitched class. I am so very grateful as I now have it done and won’t fall behind.
We drove to Canberra that night and stayed at the lovely Kellie’s house.
The next day we checked into the Crowne Plaza and the rest of the troops arrived. The only thing on the agenda that afternoon was the shopping trip. We all piled on a bus and the first stop was to Addicted to Fabric. I have to say that I was pretty impressed by this shop. They had a very good selection of dress and quilting fabrics. I fell in love with lots of (the same) fabric for jackets, this quilt
and this fabric. BTW do you know what it is?
I bought none of it but am still coveting it all.
The next stop was Bison. Their stoneware ceramics were just gorgeous. And the colour palate they have is divine.
I bought a two milk jugs and a dish. Really just for when Susie pops over for tea. (The bigger blue milk jug is for me – I like my tea strong and milky!) They go with the tea mugs that Sheridan bought me last year.
Bronwyn looked like she was mothering some eggs with her milk jugs.
The last stop was shop handmade. We had a few macaroons (only 3!) and a few glasses of bubbly.
We spent some cash and did a lot of chatting. It was a fantastic little group and we had a lovely afternoon. It was great to catch up with “old” friends that I read about online and chat to on Facebook!
Even one that lives down the road that I don’t get to see that often!
I bought a few things but my favourite purchase was some beautiful beads from six in a row.
So that was my first day of SIT Canberra 2012 ….. more to come soon!