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, June 20, 2012

The Shopping ~ Craft and Quilt Fair Part 2

Who couldn't resist this gorgeous bundle of fat 1/8's by Anni Downes of Hatched and Patched...
it's her new Christmas range that can be used all year round......just perfect!!!
I ran into Yvonne at Anni's stall and she was proudly showing them to me as she had just bought some!



2 Japanese fat 1/4 by Studio Mio


The fat 1/4 on the right is Petite Odile by French General
The pattern is Prairie Flower which I showed in the last post
it was just so homely, old fashioned looking and I had to have it!!!
And of course a paisley fat 1/8


I bought this bobbin to make a pin cushion by Anni which was featured in an earlier edition of Homespun magazine......I'll write more about this later
Check out the Harry Potter ribbon......sooooo cool!!!
Couldn't resist the paisley one either



I started this kit last night.....I was determined to buy something and make it up as soon as I could after the show!!!


Anni's latest book The Simple Life along with Simple Pleasures...


Zips......I don't do zips but I might.......these were too tempting!!!


I thought this might be good for some of JoJo's zippers on jackets as they often lose the 'thing' on them...


'the loot'


and coming back from dinner on Friday night these lovely ladies were posing for a photo and we (Chooky and Anita and I) raided it ha ha
From back Dale,  Peg, Suzie, Lynda,  Kerry, me, Chooky


And look at this for a nice touch......JoJo and Mr Armchair bought me this scarf at Paddy's Markets for $5-00......not bad eh!!!!

But wait......there's still more......I'll be back with the food and sights!!!

Until then stay warm......Dzintra

17 comments:

Margaret said...

The whole post was a buzz, and the zips are sooo real darn good.

Susan said...

You'd better get stitching! Lots of lovely goodies there. I missed Anni's Christmas fabrics, but the fat qtrs on cards are a hit.

shez said...

Dzintra what a lovely post,love all your buys.xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

That's a great swag of loot!! That's the second time I've seen lacy zips this week, They look fun!

Tatkis said...

Wow, your brought so many beautiful fabrics and patterns - and zippers are sooo cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Simone de Klerk said...

How fun is that, to open your home for so much loveliness!
I have never seen zippers like that. Oh, you really have to us them now!
Have fun with all the beauty!

PS: JoJo and DH have a great taste.

DAWNIE said...

Lovely purchases. Glad to her you have started already. Oh and such a gorgeous picture after dinner . I wi der who took that?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhhhhh such GOODIES MY DEAR! Isn't it a thrilling feeling to exchange and create together with friends? HAPPY DAY MY DEAR! Anita

Anita said...

Love all your goodies! And your scarf is lovely , they did a great job picking it out!

Notjustnat said...

Nice goodies from the show Dzintra, I might have to look out for Anni's new book. Enjoy playing with your stuff...

Chookyblue...... said...

good one blame someone else for that bundle of fabric purchase.......lol......love everything you got at Anni's.....great photo raid.........lol.......

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening sweet Dzintra! YES, it is so great to create and share and ALSO, it is FABULOUS TO ACTUALLY TALK ON THE PHONE WITH A GREAT BLOGGER FRIEND, which is what I did today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is nothing like hooking up with a kindred soul like you have in PERSON, or talking on the phone. We laughed, shed a tear and just talked for what seemed like hours.

Have a fantastic day, Anita

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Its been a week!!!!yummy purchases Dzintra

Amish Stories said...

Greetings folks on this hot day from Pennsylvania, and I do hope your feeling a lot cooler than we are here in the states. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

Palomasea said...

So fabulous, dear friend!! Great photo!
Look at the goodies...and I have never seen such gorgeous zippers...love the LOVE pull, JoJo will love it too, I bet!
And how sweet of your girl and Mr.M to think of you with that lovely scarf....
Hugs to you all!
:)))
- Irina

Sarah said...

Whoa! You got some loot there girly! lol! I couldnt resist Anni's new fabric too.... got the bundle as well hehehe

Annie said...

What wonderful purchases - I think I spy another little bundle of "Whimsicals" amongst that perfect stash :) Jealous much!!!

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