Friday, 7 March 2008

Quilt shopping in Oz - and a surprise

Quilting girls let loose, and we pop'ed into six (6!!!) quilt shops while we spent our holliday together. While we were in Melbourne we visited Foothills Fabric and Threads in Tecoma:

And Mrs. Martin's in Monbulk:

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the exterior of The Country Quilter in Launceston, but here is a shot of the inside of the shop - an Aladdin's cave:

Calico Crossroads in Exeter:

Cranberry Crafts in Ulverstone:

Picture Patchwork in Latrobe:

These are the goodies I brought home with me in my suitcase:

Lots of goodies I absolutely had to have *lol*. In addition to this Rose and I bought fabric for our quilt project - which will be revealed soon :o)

Before I came down-under, Rose was telling me about an overnighter she was expecting as a surprise for me. This is what arrived:

My frog block from Leanne Beasley! Leanne, it is fabulous! Before Leanne came to Norway in October, Rose, the great friend she is, had asked her to design me a birthday block for my 30th birthday. Leanne didn't get the e-mail in time for her travel, but sweet as she is, she sent me that as well :o) Thank you so much, both of you!


May Britt said...

Du var flink å handle :) ser du har kjøpt mønster på nålepute som ser ut som en kopp. Regner med at du lager den slik at vi kan få den med på utstillingen vår :) Og leannes blokker er bare nyyyyyyyyyyydelige.

Rose said...

This post brought tears to my eyes......miss u soooo much!!! Im honoured to have had you come live with my "gusto" family for such a short time!!!
So glad u love Leannes designs for u, this will make your quilt personal and i know how much you love this quilt!!! (me too!!!)
Hugs xxx

Annelies said...

What a lovely trip you must have had. I keep seeing new photo's.
What a beautiiful block Leanne designed for you !

Enjoy your weekend !

gwen said...

Lucky you to receive such a nice block from Leanne. The goodies look inspiring . I wonder what you will do with the knitting yarn? Take care.

Gudveig HN said...

Nydelig mønster Leanne har laget til deg! Håper å få se det ferdig brodert, også! ;-)))

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your frog block, we have so many frogs in our garden, do you think we can swap designs...Leanne did me a rabbit for my Butterfly Garden.
Will be interesting to see where the book goes, I love that idea but have never done it.

Carole said...

What a lovely trip you had! It makes me want to go to Oz! Just beautiful! Love your goodies! Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip! Keep well!

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Dette er kjempefint! Eg tykkjer du var veldig flink å ikkje handle for mykje, det måtte halde hardt!

Nadine said...

What would a wonderful trip be, without wonderful "things" to bring back in the luggage ?

:>) Have FUN, dear !


Lise said...

Endelig "fant" jeg bloggen din. Så artig å se bildene dine fra Oz. Froskemønsteret er flott. Håper du tar det med på aprilmøtet i Lørenskog (jeg kommer ikke i mars...) Som froskesamler hadde det vært gøy å se! Hilsen Lise (den "nye" ved blogger-bordet i LQK)

Guðrún said...

I think you didn´t buy so much, these are all things that you have to have :)

atet said...

What wonderful goodies you brought home with you! I'm sure they will keep you stitching for a bit anyway :0).

The Chicken Lady said...

What fun to shop hop! And the frog block is absolutely wonderful!

Marica said...

What a nice trip you have done :) Thanks for all the pictures you show in your blogg.

Take care!