Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Home again!















Well it was SO nice to sleep in my own bed last night after a huge weekend which was lots of fun. Started with the trip to the hairdressers on Thursday. Mum was thrilled to bits with her new 'do', a cut and color is very good for the soul! An early morning Friday to travel to the airport to catch our plane to Sydney. Arrived in good time to meet Robyn (the button maker) and her husband Rex and share a taxi to the show. It was a trade show - the 'Quilt and Craft Expo'. Set up in record time and made our way to the hotel we stayed at and enjoyed dinner before turning in for an earlyish night. Spent Saturday and Sunday at the show, wasn't a great show, not a huge amount of exhibitors and not a huge number through the door but Robyn had interest from a number of businesses who have not seen her product before which is great. Her and Mum were able to work on the next designs in person and that was invaluable. Mum stitches most of Robyn's samples. I enjoyed looking at all the different stalls and picking up just a few things!! (What is a trip without some shopping?). I bought a new mat and also some new rulers which I am really impressed with. I am not very good at descriptions but they are adjustable rulers that make measuring very precise, something that will make my life much easier! I bought the straight ruler and also a 'half square triangle' and a 'quarter square triangle'. For Australian readers they will be on 'New Inventors'(?) on 2nd July. If you are interested have a look at this website http://www.blogger.com/www.westalee.com.au .Now all I need is some time to have a play! I also bought some fabric.....surprise surprise! I bought a package of 40 fq of Moda 'prairie paisley' among some other bits and pieces and NO I haven't planned the projects yet! Saturday night we met Robyn's sister and her husband and went out for dinner at 'the rocks'. We walked around from the Opera House and although it was cold it was a beautiful evening and a lovely meal but a very late night!

I have a tiny giveaway of one of Robyn's patterns from her 'French Collection'. It is the lavender and includes a small stitchery pattern and a button. If you are interested leave a comment and I will draw it sometime on the weekend.
(Just so you know I am not in any of the photos! They are Robyn, Rex and my Mum)

7 comments:

Owens Family Adventures said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound and doubly glad you had a wonderful time!!
dawn

cathicrafts said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your mom and friends, and did a little shopping too, can't beat that!

Little Mysteries said...

Glad to hear you had a good weekend, and got to enjoy Sydney.
Love the picture of your purchases, some very nice things in there. The rulers look pretty nifty.

Perry said...

Sounds like a good trip was had by all. I have not seen those rulers you have a picture of; they look pretty neat. The link to look didn't work however, lol.

countrychix said...

So lovely to meetyou inSydney Lise - tell your Mum I think the box looks pretty good!

Ruth's Place said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Great haul you got there too.

Pen Pen said...

Sounds like a great weekend! It's always fun to get away.