Sunday, 18 May 2014

a social day at fabric shops

Kept awake til 1am by party across the road & woken before 6.30am by some sports fanatics watching something from the other side of the world (FA Cup perhaps) I was very glad to leave home before 8.30am today to meet some fellow sewing bloggers out at Cabramatta. The sporting fools (they were some distance from my place but still audible. I reckon the waking me up was instinctive self preservation to to avoid a rioting pack, which they sounded like).

So I got out there half an hour earlier than our meeting time and looked around for something for my breakfast. I couldn't find anywhere open with congee, so I ended up with a slice of pumpkin with coconut-cream custard filling. All the bakeries being open doesn't help if you're gluten intolerant.


It was great to catch up with Sharon (Petite and Sewing), Bev (On The Road to Sew Where) , Alison (Sewing with Cats), Maria (How good is that?) and meet Val (a local) and L from You sew, Girl!

L brought some buttons she'd made, and we got to pick out the ones we wanted ... thankfully we didn't squabble over any so it wasn't quite like kids & a mixed bag of lollies.

... and these are the ones I came home with


We visited 6 of the 8 fabric stores before lunch and I'm not sure what's amusing here but it's better than the other photo I took.

Val's missing from this photo outside the spendy store - no touching of fabric allowed - so no way would I buy anything I can't touch.


 I made it home without buying any fabric - nothing in the last 2 tempted me. There were a couple of enticing ones before lunch. An italian fine wool suiting, around $70pm and a silk/cotton black jacquard at $60 (or above).  Delicious, but given I'm way behind on a stashbusting year and I have plenty of wool fabrics to use I simply couldn't rationalise it.

I had a fun day with a tasty lunch (pork, prawn, crab soup with thick vermicelli noodles) and thankfully no fabric to add to my stash.

Thanks for organising us Bev & Maria for booking the restaurant. 

9 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day out!

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    1. It was fun, and I'm still thinking about the wool and the silk/cotton!

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  2. I'm sorry I couldn't make it, looks like great fun. And good on you for no fabric purchasing - very strong of you given you were out with a bunch of enablers!

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    1. My resolve was boosted by discovering a couple of fabrics didn't get added to my spreadsheet late last year, so I'm well over my target & very unlikely to make it :(

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  3. My God woman you are strong - NO FABRIC!!!!!! Sacrilege. Didn't realise you hadn't dipped your toe but the fabric Gods need to be smiling. Great to have you there. It was a fun day and maybe we shouldn't wait until we have an OS visitor before doing it again. BTW - there could have been a squabble over the buttons but since I got a lovely cup I let others go first otherwise blood may have been drawn.

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    1. Just as well it wasn't lovely mugs or I'd have squabbled I'm sure. I can move quickly with the right incentive :D

      I've still got fabric I bought in 1988, so I unless I found something I wanted enough to go back out for I wasn't adding to my stash. I have a chart and a plan and I need to hit it!

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    2. LOL. You guys are too funny. I'm glad you like the buttons and no fingers were lost. =)

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  4. Hi Wendy, We are all in the pics I posted on my blog www.valeriesownsewingblog.blogspot.com Val.

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    1. Sweet, I'll add you to my reading list :D

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