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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

..... and from the back. (And an adventure)

I think his tail is very cute!

So, today's adventure in Melbourne involved a quilt shop! We have been here in Melbourne for some time now (a month? ish?) and I haven't been to a quilt shop. I have googled quilt shops and looked in the yellow pages and had not really "found" any quilt shops. I asked someone in Spotlight if they knew of any ...... and they didn't. I asked someone in Lincraft about quilt shops and she did know some. In fact she was very helpful. She wrote the addresses of three on the back of my docket. Very helpful. But I didn't "know" the areas of those three and whilst I am very adventurous for the kids (Lab coat needed? Oakleigh? Sure I can find that! Text book supplier? Hawthorn East? Yup!) I couldn't quite talk myself into it for me. I was discussing my plight with Loz via email the other day and she gave me a link to a shop's blog. When I checked it out (Foothills Fabric and Threads) it turned out it was on a road I often travel on! Of course, it was some 10 kilometres further down that road, but I felt brave enough to find it. So, I have been to a quilt shop. Thank you Loz! Whilst I was there I picked up the book for the latest Chookyblue stitchalong and am planning to stitchalong this year! I can't wait!

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Cute Bum on the bunny.....LOL... how nice to visit Foothills Fabrics and Threads... what a fab cruise and not to far away either Kris... glad you ventured out...now you can be visiting often...
Hugs Dawn x

Maree: said...

Thanks for showing it is Cuter than thought...You've found yourself a pretty good quilt shop from what I gather...they have lots going on..
glad you ventured out..
cheers

Shay said...

I'm so glad you clarified that was in fact his tail ..

Sounds like your finances are going to take a hit now you've been out and about finding a quilt shop.How long can it be before many more are on your list!

Suzanne said...

He has a cute rear view! (not something I ever thought I would type...lol). Loz is the best! Look forward to hearing/seeing about your new fabric adventures.

Suzanne said...

He has a cute rear view! (not something I ever thought I would type...lol). Loz is the best! Look forward to hearing/seeing about your new fabric adventures.

Chookyblue...... said...

yippee you found a shop...........and you got the book...........so glad your joining us........

Janine said...

maybe you'd like to drop by foothills on the first thursday of the month for "thursday threads"?
it would be nice to met you - in person, that is.

Lorraine said...

Oh...there you go - and an invite to join a stitching group at the shop! Glad you found the shop..that means I can go visit it with you one day and we wont get lost! It's great that you have joined the SAL .....now don't be an over achiever and have it all stitched before we start!

Lotti said...

Finally ... have been wondering if you have been to a quilting shop yet. I think the rabbit is very cute and I do love his tail ... glad you took a photo of it. FYI .. They have just opened a quilting shop at Modbury triangle where the old sewing machine shop used to be .. haven't been in yet, but I intend to have a look soon. Just saw it i passing the other day and didn't have enough time to go in. Have fun discovering quilting shops. Hawthorn East and Oakleigh are some distance apart.

Sarah said...

Worth the effort hey - you just never know what it will bring you!

Jo-Anne said...

What a cute little bummy! ;)

How are you liking the move? Are you all settled? How is the ward, etc.? I am anxious to hear...hoping it's better! :):):)

Jantine said...

The rabbit is great, each front and back!
I am glad you settled in well enough to go and find a quilt shop and enjoy it! You deserved it!

Katherine said...

hee hee... what a fun bunny!

So happy to hear that you're getting settled enough to be out exploring quilt shops. Yay! Getting connected with the local fabric shops here helped me feel more at home after our move.