Friday, July 2, 2010

A week flies by

This past week has flown by and not given me a chance to blog about the fabulous couple of days we had in Brisbane last Thursday and Friday.

Bec, our older daughter, along with baby Lilian  and  I, drove straight to Ikea on Thursday morning from Toowoomba.  First stop, of course, was the cafeteria where Nana had to get her cappucino hit and baby had to have her milk and snack.  It is an amazing store and we didn't spend a lot of dollars, just took in all the decorating possibilities.  We spent the evening with younger daughter, Bonnie, and her partner and partook of some yummy Thai take-away.

Friday morning we hit the Textile Art Festival at the convention centre.  We had so much fun looking at all the fibres and works by talented artisans.  A few of my friends had work at the show and it was great to see it in real life.  Here is Bec choosing some goodies to take home and play with.

We were at the "Unique Stitching" stand where we found some goodies.

We purchased a black silk scarf, some hand dyed wool tops, some angelina fibre (to give it glitz) and some lovely soft felt.  We intend doing some needle felting and embellishing (if you didn't already guess it!).  Bec was fascinated with the needle felting machines, but at this time in our lives, neither one of us has the time to justify spending the money on one.  We are going to do some by hand - another long-term project? :-)

1 comment:

shirley said...

It does sound like a great busy time away. I am still envious of you being able to go year perhaps.
The photo of Bec hasn't shown up on your blog from where I am looking though.

have fun with the felting.