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.