I had a chance to visit my local patchwork store and picked up a few fabrics. I grabbed some beautiful flannels that I am going to use to finish Amelie's Christmas decoration from last year (I know I am very bad!) Thankfully the lady at the store was able to help me pick out a few fabrics that went together, I am terrible at this part.
On Wednesday we spent the day shopping at some Italian grocery stores where I picked up many, many kilos of pasta and many tins of tomatoes, yummy cheeses and cold meats. We had a lovely lunch of pizza and then yummy gelato and cannoli afterwards. (Sorry no pictures!)
On Thursday I made a trip to my LNS where I met up with Sandra (Sampler Lover's Blog) for the first time. Sandra and I have been keeping in contact for a few years now, but never had a chance to meet until Thursday. Sandra brought along her samplers Elizabeth and Betsy for me and I was so thrilled. It's great to see them on her blog but in real life they are amazing. Her stitching is so precise and these samplers are really intricate. My DH and daughters were very patient as Sandra, Karen (owner of The Stitching Post) and I talked for over an hour. I have to say thank you again Sandra for making the time to meet up with me, especially at such short notice. Whilst there, I couldn't leave without a small purchase, so I picked up the two latest Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers, a few threads and some ground walnut shells.
After that visit, we went for a lovely trip down the scenic railway and did a little bush walking. It's great to be walking in the fresh air, where it is nice and quiet, except for a almost three year old who has to give a running commentary on everything she sees. I think the whole of the Jamison Valley also heard about everything she saw. At least both the girls had a lot of fun and both slept pretty well on the way home.