Sunday, 21 December 2008

Shopping......4 sleeps......

I hope your enjoying the Christmas count down............

Anne Marie gave me the Christmas Spirit award.............

5 things I love about Christmas -

- Secret Santa Christmas Swap,

- excitement of the kids,

- the FOOD,

- all the gatherings with family and friends

- presents (giving and receiving)

Now for all the girls in the SSCS 2008 take this award as you have all assisted me to continue the Christmas Spirit all around blogland and the world............

Sandi left me a comment back a few posts.........I asked if I could share it here

You must feel like a mother hen with all her chicks coming in under your wings! What a great gift you gave all of us by coordinating this swap!! Sandi

Yep well I do feel like a mother hen.....I have been fussing and making sure all the SSCS bloggers have there parcels wrapped sitting under their trees (bar a few)......I have nearly all the names on my lists crossed off.........yippee

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Now back to the shopping..........


Only about a week late showing you all this but this trip to the "big smoke" (city) I made the most of getting to some quilting shops..........


My girlfriend and I went and met Anita at Prints Charming...........lucky for us it was market day so some bargains around.........these are the fabrics I got............the greens are much more vibrant and bright then the pic..........it is only a small shop but that place was packed when we got there just after opening............



Not to far away around a couple of streets (but world apart fabric wise) we went to Quiltsmith............bargains again.......



most of what I got was $9/metre



and we were so close so we went to the No 1 patisserie in Syd.............it is in Balmain.........Adriano Zumbo's................the food were works of art.............



this one was mine...........I could hardly break into it as it was so amazing I didn't want to wreak it but life goes on and I had to and it was yummo...........



after all the food we wandered around the Balmain markets...........I got these little purses and hair bands.........yaks wool



On Sunday Fairy Girl and I went into the city..........caught a jet cat, train, bus and ferry..........nothing quite like public transport when you live where there is NONE............it is a real hit...........and escalators..........it is so funny watching Fairy girl on these............on is okay it is the getting on and off that tests her out............


We wandered around the rocks area..........this Christmas tree it is made with chairs..........very unusual....but then we are in the city.........anything goes there.......



High School Musical started in Sydney this weekend but fairy girl and I went to a preview show last weekend............it was wonderful.............a girlfriend and her daughter came with us..............High School Musical is every where as High School Musical 3 has just come out at the movies too.....the show was great...........



On the way home I went to Blueberries...........it is a fairly new patchwork shop and if you are travelling on the Newcaslte freeway it is between the Tuggerah and Wyong exits off the freeway...........not to hard to find (well me the country chick worked it out) will have to make another stop there next trip to the "big smoke"...........



Thanks Tutti fruti for having us............love catching up................


take care Chookyblue............


PS school holidays are here........yippee............not back to school til early February...........

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on the award, it is well deserved. Sandi's words how true they are. How lucky you were to catch up with Anita again I am so looking forward to Kerrys in March, it will be great to see everyone again...and all your treats the fabrics are all so lovely...yes 4 sleeps, are the kids excited?....take care gorgeous Chooky...Peg xx

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  2. I just bought a yo yo maker too. Hoping to find time to try it out.

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  3. Congratulations !
    I did enjoy coming shopping with you ( as that area is the one place outside NZ I have been ). Yummy fabric!
    Amazing food! ( so glad you took the photo to keep )
    And that Christmas tree...just amazing. That is so creative ....all sorts of things could be used I guess. Well done those people!
    Season's Greetings!

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  4. Only 4 more sleeps.... can I have just a bit longer. Love all the goodies you scored in the big smoke! What was the dessert you had? Jodie

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  5. Hey Donna! Thank you again for all your work co-ordinating the SSCS - it was the best organised, best informed swap I've been part of so far!! WOW! When you shop for fabric you REALLY SHOP!! Tee! Hee! Hee! Can't wait to see what you create with all these jummy fabrics. And I giggled at Fairy Girl's adventures on escalators - my Mum is the same!! They live in a little country town and even though they shop in major centres a few times throughout the year, escalators remain a bit of a mystery to her - something about her graduated lenses making it hard to get on and off, especially off! Very funny to watch, thoguh!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  6. Wow that looks like an exhausting trip to the big smoke.....I laughed about fairy girl and the escalator...I was a country child and I remember the getting off the escalator thing.....those deserts look very low cal..not.

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  7. Your trip to the big smoke looks like it was lots of fun...thinking of doing something similar with my boys for a weekend during the holidays...doubt that I'll be allowed to do any fabric shopping though!! Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for organising the Christmas swap.

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  8. Wow!!What a lovely time you've had in the big smoke! Love all the fabric and that chair Christmas tree is amazing-glad you had fun:)

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  9. Great post Donna! That Christmas tree with the chairs is very interesting. And the food/dessert photos are yummy looking.

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  10. The trip was a very nice one! Such lovely fabrics and what an unusual Christmas tree!

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  11. OMG that dessert you had is AMAZING! Love the Prints Charming fabric too. Lucky you!

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  12. Oh I love those fabrics from 'Prints Charming' and that cake - YUM!!! Have told my daughter you went to HSM and she is so jealous!! She went to the movie last week and loved it - just meant the other 2 DVD's have been playing since!

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  13. Donna... you really have made some shopping lately...and lovely bargains...;o) and lovely time spent in the city... hmmm...interesting tree ...:o)

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  14. Wow, what an awesome post with so much fun stuff!! I loved the fabrics and the chair Christmas tree was really cool but the "topper" had to be that dessert you ate. That thing was awesome!! Makes me hungry but I don't think a cookie will satisfy my craving for something as luscious looking as that was!!

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