I should have put this photo with Part 1 of my retreat post as this was the first thing we did upon arrival at Glenrose, and what a nice way to start a retreat. Scones and a cuppa, served inside the Patchwork shop, oh and a few giggles too..
Now this next photo is a sample of how one should shop....
Step 1 - find a lovely little shop, in this case, Canning Town Patchwork, that you feel inspiration just oozing from the shelves...
Step 2 - find a particularly lovely area that just screams for your undivided attention..
Step 3 - Cop a squat or in simple terms - sit on the floor, but make sure you can reach the 'must touch'
items in question..
Step 4 - Listen and fondle anything in reach that sings to your heart....
Step 5 - Make sure no one will step on you...lol
Shopping is just so tiring....
As you can see that the above 'squatting' worked fabulously, because here are my purchases..
I seem to be in the habit of buying myself a new mug at each retreat and this time was no exception.
In fact this time I bought two...mine has the roses on it and the Paris one is for my daughter..
The little bunny also came home with me (something to put away for Easter)..
I just fell in love with these fabrics from Glenrose...and felt that I just HAD TO have them...and the Purple Thang, strange name I know, but this will come in handy in my sewing kit as I am sure the more I get use to it the more it will become a 'must have' tool...
I was in love with the above fabrics so much that I used some of them straight away...Here
is 'another' zippy pouch and - what's it called - ummm - you know the case with all the zip pockets in it. Oh well, I am sure you know what I am talking about...
Norreen gave me this beautiful heart decoration, I think it matches my fabric perfectly...thanks Nor..
Another purchase from Bryson's, a beautiful creamer and sugar bowl.
I gave all the girls a mini mason jar upon arrival to Glenrose...inside I put a few miniature items - buttons, thread, heart pins, ribbon, etc . In the parcel were two packets of Mini Oreo's and a small printed panel.
We that's it for me. I have my Grandson's Birthday Party today. His birthday is actually next
weekend but that was cutting it a bit close to the estimated arrival date of his new little brother.
So today, if the rain will play nicely, will be full of the sounds of laughter from a three year old...
Hope everyone has a fabulous day too..