Monday, April 12, 2010

Peas in a pod!


I spent the weekend in Bendigo as HS was refereeing at a basketball tournament. He could of driven himself except for then he would have to pay for fuel, food and accommodation (and his car is DEAD - another story altogether) so he worked out if he took his mother that I would pay for fuel, food and accommodation and he would get to keep what he earned over the weekend!!!! Smart kid!!! I didn't mind, we spend a lot of time and $ on taking 'the horsey' one to competitions and it may be one of the last times he'll be happy to hang out with me like that! It did leave me though with a lot of spare hours to fill in, what better way to do that than meet up with one of my blogging buddys who I had never met before. Catherine from Calidore drove 2 hours to spend the day with me and gosh we are similar!!!I am sure noone would of guessed we had only just met, we did not draw breath and swapped from one subject to another without finishing a conversation. It was 4.30pm by the time Catherine headed for home! We met at Spotlight where I became the Queen of shopping (they had a lot of fat quarters that spoke to me and a certain someone encouraged me!!! I returned the favor later in the day!), we then headed off for a coffee and shared a muffin before heading off to Bendigo Woollen Mills where Catherine took over the Queen of shopping title!!! I can't wait to see all of her shawls knitted up! She 'encouraged' me to make a purchase and we both bought the same pattern to knit up a sleeveless vest. Mine will be blue and hers green and the plan is to both have them finished to wear when we head to Ballarat for a weekend in a few months!(Watch out Annie, Jodie and Rachel - we are on our way!!!)A long time since I've knitted a garment - if ever! There was so much eye candy there, the colors and wools were amazing. Lunch followed this and a few hours of chatting over tea, coffee and lemon meringue. We had each brought gifts , Catherine had made me the loveliest bag which will get a lot of use. For the time being (and hopefully short time) it will be my 'knitting' bag! She had also made me an 'angel' which I will hang in my bedroom and use to keep my brooches on. Of course I don't have photos as I am at work at the moment.
It was the most fantastic day and good for the soul. Can't wait till we meet again.

9 comments:

rachelmp said...

I'm waiting! Looks like a great day

Calidore said...

Eeek a photo of me and it's semi decent - of course you always look good in photos dear...vbg. We had the best day and I can't wait to repeat it. Still on a high and remember all the laughter.....we enjoyed ourselves even if the woman at the woolen mills thought we were slightly nuts...lol.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

I am glad you had a lovely weekend away, and got to purchase some lovely new fabric. My mum is a keen knitter and always made the children jumpers when little. Can't wait to see your knitted vest.

Chookyblue...... said...

a wonderful day with blog buddies.......perfect.........

Owens Family Adventures said...

That sounds like a wonderful day!!! and look how cute you are!!!!!! :) You will have to show us some of your knitting when you get started, can't wait!!
hugs!!!
dawn

Cardygirl said...

Glad you had a great time!

Margaret said...

That wool in the background says buy me buy me , A vest sounds great, and your day was simply bubbling happy to hear you had such a fun time and son enjoyed his time away also.

Carol said...

So much fun when blogging friends meet. Great photo.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Sounds like a lovely time, better give me some notice about the Ballarat one, especially as I am missing catching up and Stitches and craft this year, Cheers, Tracey