I visited my local patchwork store today Cotton & Color, as I needed some more pearl thread to finish Philippa's quilt. Guess who I bumped into Gail Pan and Helen Stubbings of Hugs' n Kisses, quilters from Australia who are running classes here over the weekend. So nice to meet some quilting "celebrities" from home. Also I got my thread and as always a few extras.... That is definitely one of the dangers of venturing to the local store (actually ANY sewing store) as I always come away with extras. But I do like the gems that they hold stock of which have long since sold out online. Today I spotted a bolt of Girl on a Swing on a pink background, oh how I was tempted to buy a couple of meters just because I could.
Also today, thanks to a lovely little girl clearing out her "baby" toys, I also got to be mum of the day by bringing home a lovely large dolls house home. The house came complete with wooden furniture and dolls. Not only were the girls in girlie heaven but I was very happy to get such a great bargain. So it has a few paint chips, did the girls notice, no way they love it! I have been looking for a dolls house since Alannah was a baby, but have had this crazy idea of what I was after, massive, wooden, homemade.........by the time I manage to find this or acquire the skills to build it myself my girls will be having kids themselves! Absolutely no idea why I suddenly decided that this was the dolls house and now was the time, but everyone is happy.
So all in all a great day for the me + the girls!