This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Respite for a day...a trip to Jukejema and Berry, SSCS and a new workshop!!!

Last week I had a day of respite care so I took the opportunity to travel up to Jukejema Quilting Barn run by the delightful Kim...


On entering there were lovely samples around the room...


Karen was putting the finishing touches to this lovely piece by the very talented Anni Downs...


Lynette Anderson's 'A Scandanavian Christmas' fabric...



of which I had to have some...a fat quarter and a fat eighth pack...


corner display...


Anni's fabric...Some Kind of Wonderful...




gorgeous felt in soft warm colours...


Then on to Berry Patchwork where I bought a Jelly Roll and Charm Squares...all in plain colours...


Then lunch at The Emporium at Berry just up the road...




But first a coffee and a sit down after all that shopping!!!


A tasty salad...


Dessert Bar...


Goods on offer...


I have started my Secret Santa Christmas Swap run by Chookyblue...
it's all in the bag!!!


And on Friday I'm off to a workshop at Steph's to learn how to use the BSR (Basic Stitch Regulator) on my Bernina Sewing Machine...this will enable me to quilt with an even stitch...
I'm only just learning to quilt so this will be soooo cool!!!

Happy Stitching...Dzintra


12 comments:

Notjustnat said...

What a lovely post and full of inspiring photos. That shop would have been your heaven. Christmas already! This is scary for me! Glad you had a nice day out - Raining hard here. Hope you have a better weather - Hugs Nat

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely pictures, Dzintra! Just love your post; so full of enthousiasm!
Thanks!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I feel as though I've had a lovely day out after reading this post!It all looks wonderful!! Your workshop on Friday will be really useful. Whenever I attempt to quilt I wish I had a stitch regulator!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now that is what I call an inspiring post...thanks Dzintra....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet friend, this looks a wonderful excursion to enjoy an outing with fun shopping, great food and wonderful memories....so fabulous my dear.

HAVE A GREAT DAY! Anita

Kath said...

This Blog is always full of eye candy and mouth watering photos! xx

rosie said...

I'm so glad you got to something so great on your 'day off' Dzintra.. That shop looks like heaven...

Zuly said...

Hi Dzintra!!
I love quilting!
I love eating!!
What did you buy cute.
A big hug from Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo U.

Simone de Klerk said...

I really enjoyed your post, Dzintra! Except I was hungry when looking at it and got even hungier...

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

You certainly did fill your day with lots of pleasures. Enjoy your workshop.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love the photos!!! Thank you so much for showing them. :)

Nezzy said...

Thanks for lettin' me tag along on your day out! What fun!!! I adore all the wonderful pictures, just gave me the warm fuzzies!!!

God bless and have yourself a fantastic weekend sweetie!!!

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