Thursday, June 28, 2007

The good the bad and the ugly

The Good------Well yesterday I went to the big craft show in Sydney.
I caught the bus up and back--3 and a half hours each way.
I brought lots of wonderful things--mostly from Dale at the Thread Studio.
The Bad------well I spent lots of money on things that I know I just couldn't live without.
This is some silk organza and silk threads..... Then there are the embroidery threads to work on my TAST samples and also to use with my Embellisher.
Had to have them.
And how could I pass up this beautiful hand dyed lace.........

Or these hand dyed wools and a little bag of Sari silks......



And these beautiful roses on a band --just what I need to put on some tassel heads.......



And I needed more stamps...I really did....not from Dale though........




And I had to get a bag of goodies for Ebony-- how could I leave her out.......(you'll have to turn your head because I forgot to rotate the photo)

The Ugly.............Well look at what happened to my purse.......


It's a good thing I had a return ticket .
So--- don't go and ask me what I am going to do with all of it ---you all should know by now that you put it in the cupboard and it multiplies when the lights are out.
Truly --doesn't that happen in your house?

18 comments:

Jacquelines blog said...

It looks like you really had a wonderful day, the lace is beatifull. So are the stamps.

Annica said...

Gorgeous goodies!

Joanna van said...

Looks like you have some great finds!
Joanna

Homeleightigger said...

Fantastic goodies Doreen. Great day out. Out of interest, how long were you gone taking into account SEVEN HOURS travelling? Val

Sandy said...

You really had fun. Those are wonderful goodies. WE'll be waiting to see what you do with them. Sandy

Janet said...

The goodies are all fantastic! I love that hand dyed lace!! I also loved your answer about what you're gonna do with it! And yes, that happens at my house all the time. Who knew that art/craft supplies had such an active sex life!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wonderful goodies! However, I must mention that I have spooked the cat now and it's all your fault...guffawing when seeing the empty purse was what did it. Thanks for the laugh. I'm sure the cat will recover.

Susan D said...

Love the coloured threads you bought. I know exactly what you mean about things multiplying or I bet you have this as well you buy something put it away for another day then when you want it you can't find it.

Purple Missus said...

What lovely bits you found Doreen. I just love that hand dyed lace. Is that from Thread Studio?

FiberPhyl aka Artsygrammy said...

Doreen,
One good thing...I'll bet most of us shop like you do and have closets, drawers and containers full of "must have" items.
Like good girl scouts...we must "be prepared".
Phyllis
aka FiberPhyl

MargaretR said...

I'm the same when I go to Ally pally which is the only place I can actually see Dale's goodies for real. Those lucious colors make me drool each time.

Dot said...

Sounds like you had a great time Doreen.I can understand you wanting to buy lots of goodies from Dale from The Thread Studio! She has gorgeous stuff! I remember seeing some of that hand dyed lace when I visited her early this month. The colors she uses are stunning.

You bought lots of other wonderful treasures too.

Laughed out loud at the photo of the empty purse and your comment about art supplies multiplying. And then laughed again at Janet's comment about their sex life!

Needlewoman said...

The threads are beautiful and I am sure you will have fun using them on different projects and samples. At my house, the fiber supplies have their own bedroom to live and multiply in.

Jenny
www.readingandstitchinginil.com

Micki said...

Sounds like a great day and you bought such marvelous goodies. Sorry about your purse. And yes, they multiply at my house too.

Maureen said...

Well Doreen....the goodies you HAD
to have? Those are the exact words Gail said when she gave me that booty on my blog!
Those wools look yummy...are they Rachel Meek?
I'm waiting on some wools for the Xpression to eat.......
have fun with your stash

Penny said...

Just as well i dont get to actually see Dales goodies in person too often, I love so much of her stuff. Well done on emptying your purse so well!!
Oh let me know when you are coming to dinner, it went well last night.

Dianne said...

Doreen - we could definitely go shopping together!!!

Ati. Norway. said...

Omg.... Doreen, I envy you! because of all those beautiful threads.
No not your empty purse ;))
I am looking forward what you do with it.