Monday, October 05, 2009

On the road again!



Once upon a time we went on a road trip. And it was good. The end.

Nah! Just kidding!

Yesterday Wendy, Renae and I went on a road trip to Berry, aiming fast and true for what is now my favourite craft shop of all time: Sew and Tell!

Wendy and Renae somewhat unwisely allowed me to document the day – though perhaps positively for them, the rain interfered with my manic photo taking, that and the craft high.

The day started with Wendy coming to pick Renae and I up, and the two hour drive practically flew past while we chatted away. Some of the highlights of the day (for me at least) actually came out of the driving time. Most notably Renae’s wonderful treatment of Geepee (the GPS system), calling her a “druggo”, and trying to gauge distance in relation to fabric measurements. Oh, and Wendy’s disparaging “You’re a girl, Geepy… you’re not doing the sisterhood any good.” (is it any wonder she sent you the wrong way??)

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And so we drove through some absolutely beautiful areas. Lots of hills, lots of trees, lots of clouds – all things I love.

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We arrived to discover that everyone had decided to go to Berry for the day (they must have overheard our planning), but we found a spot to park and Wendy showed off her Little Red Riding Hood fashion.

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And then, ta-dah! We were there!

 

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And then then the camera went away while we had fun playing in Sew and Tell. But we came out with lots and lots of goodies!

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When I got home, I laid everything out and, naturally, photographed it all. Are there people out there who DON’T photograph their purchases? A while ago I would have said yes, sure that I was the weird one, but now, with blogs and facebook and the like, it’s much harder to maintain my weirdo status.

 

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I wanted to make sure that I got something really special while I was away, something that I pick up easily in Penrith or wouldn’t normally buy. And so I decided on a ball of Noro wool (which I have been eying of for MONTHS) to knit a pair of socks…

I actually ended up with three balls, two for a shawl and one for some socks. Shawl patterns will be gratefully received.

 

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A new journal (don’t look at me, I’m weak), which I’m moving right to the top of the pile. Isn’t it pretty? And look at the back, it’s all messy!

 

 

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And the best part? It has different styled pages inside: lined, blank AND graph!

 

 

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Hand-dyed rainbow embroidery thread, which I’m going to hold on to until I find the perfect pattern.

 

 

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A Melly and Me pattern book (Kaleidoscope) with some beautiful toy and quilt patterns that I’m itching to try out – but I WILL finish my to do list first. (I WILL, I WILL!)

So to cut a very long story short, I had an AMAZING day. Perfect. The only draw back was that we really needed to set up camp in Berry for about a month, and go back every single day. Though I do think that Wendy and I came to a grudging agreement that it was probably best this store wasn’t in daily travel distance.

1 comments:

wendy elizabeth said...

am catching up on my blog reading and enjoyed re-living our great day through this post

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