Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stuff and a Friend

Well here is the "stuff" that I purchased from Dale all piled up on the table --- There is a book The Found Object by Cas Holmes that I have wanted for ages--a "Flimsie" wool pre felt which is so soft and beautiful in the Paris colourway plus some Sari Silk ribbon strips which I have ironed out flat ready to use. I also bought some Silk threads in the Paris colourway to go with the Flimsie. A huge bundle of Colourstreams silk threads (I still have 3 more to come). Three cards of variegated cotton threads and a jar of printability stuff. Oh joy is me------ Back at the beginning of March(I think or late February) I had a visit from a blogging friend who lives in Sydney and she wanted to come to Canberra to see Ballets Russes so I offered her a bed for the night and we both went to see the exhibition the next day. We also met up with Sharon Boggan for lunch before going to the exhibition. Christine who's blog is Lady Janes Journal belongs to the NSW Embroiderers Guild in Sydney and we had met previously when she came to see an earlier exhibition in Canberra. Christine and I talked and talked non stop because we have so much in common--in fact when I picked her up from the train station and we were heading home I kept taking the wrong turns because we were talking so much. No I wasn't a dangerous driver I was looking where I was going but not actually going in the right direction. Anyhow we had a great time which was over all too soon. We asked a stranger to take this photo of us while we were waiting for the train--I know we were told not to talk to strangers when we were young but how else were we going to get this happy snap.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, those gorgeous threads Doreen and all the other bits too. I love the colours you've chosen. I have seen that book advertised and am tempted. Lovely pic of you and your friend, and a lovely happy post - thankyou.

Janet said...

You and Christine look like old friends in the photo. Isn't it great to meet a fellow blogger....and just start talking non-stop! Blogging is such a wonderful way to meet people.

I can't wait to see what you create with all those new goodies.

jenny said...

Looks like some gorgeous goodies there Doreen... love the book too... and such a lovely pic of you and Christine... sounds like it was a wonderful time...

Hugs
Jenny x

Joei Rhode Island said...

Oooooo, what yummy threads. They are so gorgeous! Would that I lived Down Under, I would love so to visit and meet you. Glad you had fun with Sharon and Christine! Maybe you need to visit Rhode Island

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lucky you - lovely goodies and best of all spending time with like-minded friends. Perfect!

Lululiz said...

Beautiful "stuff"! You picked such lovely colours.

shirley said...

Hi Doreen, Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

I love reading your blog, and hearing of all the things happening in your life, and seeing your lovely projects.

You have been awarded a Stylish Blog Award by Shirley.
For details go to
http://www.shirleystwistedthreads.blogspot.com/

Jenxo said...

looks like you had a wnderful time and love those threads doreen...