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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shopping, Calendar Girls, Klosjes & Hexagons



I had the best day yesterday.  I spent the day in Melbourne with friends and we went to the stage show, Calendar Girls.  I have not laughed that much for a very long time, by the time the show was finished my whole face was aching.

Of course, being in the centre of Melbourne at Stocktake Sale time means only one thing - SHOPPING FOR BARGAINS.  We all saved money on our purchases and had lots of fun looking at clothing and handbags that were waaaay out of our price range.



I got this gorgeous lace scarf and a pair of Mink Denim Jeans, as well as some Mac cosmetics (my favourite). 



I have made 5 Klosjes this week bringing a total of 84.



I have also been working on hexagons and have managed another 6 for the week.



This one is my favourite for the week with the black pinstripe fabric a gift from Sarah.  It is a Yuwa treasure.



I have also been playing with clamshells but more on that later this week when I do my first monthly report for the Clamshell Club.

I have had a busy weekend, with Melbourne on Saturday and Nicholas, the prodigal son deciding to move back home today.  You can just imagine the mess I have in the house from stuff brought in and not put away yet?????  The cats are very unhappy because they are no longer allowed to sleep on the bed in his room now that he is back.  Buddy is very happy though because now he has his Bro back to play with.

Sue-Anne xxx

23 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Sue-Anne, we must have posted at the same time! Your post is on the top of my blog-list and mine is on yours. Hey, your day in Melbourne sound like fun. Yes the sale is everywhere. I told myself that I don't need anything and stayed in this weekend. The scarf is gorgeous, can't wait to see you wearing it - Enjoy Nicholas home! Hugs Nat

Sue said...

Sue-Anne, I saw the stage show of Calendar 2 weeks ago at the theatre in Cheltenham- Great show .
Love those clamshells- Hey I hope I am not going to get hooked on them.
Sue

Elyte said...

What a great week end. I have enjoyed the movie. Glad to hear the show was so entertaining. My daughter moved out earlier this year but we don't want to do anything permanent with her room as she is bound to return. But now, my husband has a music/reading room which has been repainted and sparsely furnished. You have a lovely variety of projects to keep you busy.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Luv the colour of your lacy scarf Sue-Anne.
Jane.

jean said...

Great post Sue-Anne, your clamshells are looking great

BRODERIE & THE KINGSTON GIRLS said...

sounds like a happy weekend in melbourne, nothing like a really good laugh! all your work is looking good. that red lace scarf, is that all you're going to wear after seeing the show?

Marjan said...

Sounds like a great day out in Melbourne (beautiful lace scarf!) Very nice klosjes and hexagons... I love your clamshells! Gorgeous colours and forms.

Siobhan said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic time in Melbourne! I love the scarf, and MAC is my favorite, too. Your klosjes and hexies are beautiful, and love love love the clamshells! I can't wait to read your clamshell report.

I hear you on the mess created when one of the kids comes home. My daughter came back from college last month and I think we've finally got everything put away. It sure does turn a house topsy turvy!

Brandie said...

Sounds like a great weekend. That scarf is gorgeous! Love all the little projects.

katrien said...

Oh you have been very buzzy.Nice klosjes and flowers.And as i see the clamshells will be nice also.I look out at the end of the month for these.
Have a nice time.

Shirley said...

I just love that pink lacy scarf. Well done on the klosjes and clamshells. Shall have to pay attention as to how you have sewn them for when I do my bag. Glad you enjoyed Calendar Girls and the sales. Sounds like a great day was had by all.
Love Shirley.x

Shirley said...

p.s.
forgot to mention the lovely hexagons too. Have been fussy cutting a few myself this week.
Shirl.x

Daniëlle said...

You had a great time hihi, I can imagine!! Love your flowers, klosjes, clamshells. Saw the little quilt a post earlier and the red/white one, gorgeous!! How is the little fellow after his haircut?? Hugs, Daniëlle

Susan In Texas said...

Wow! I'm off sick for a few weeks and you're up to 84 klosjes, lots more hexagons and some really cool clamshells. (I love that black pinstripe fabric too - yummy!) But what happened to Phoebe? As long as I've been away I'm surprised she's not done already. ;) I know, I know, priorities change. Right now, my priority is healing. 8)

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Deb said...

It sounds like the play was fun and what I wouldn't do to hit some of those sales. Not that I need anything, mind you, but you never know. Love your klosjes, hexies and clamshells. I think once I get some fabric cut up, I'm going to try out those clamshells. I think you've created a monster.

Terry said...

Sue-Anne sounds like you have had a much better week and looks like it too.

Children come and go a bit like rain. Some good some not so good. I usually have to rearrange MY stuff. Not so spread out.

Does this mean more CARS?

Happy Stitching Terry

Julia said...

What a fun time Sue-Anne..
I just love that pink lacy scarf. Well done on the klosjes and clamshells....I'd love to do the shells one day...can't wait to see how your going to do them..
Julia ♥

Karen said...

A beautiful scarf Sue-Anne. Your hexagons and klosjes are coming along nicely and always so very pretty. Oh boy, I better take some pictures of my clamshells. It is almost that time!

Sandra Henderson said...

I love the way you put fabrics together! Your work is beautiful!and you are getting a lot done... I have layed out the Calendar Girl movie. Not the same as your wonderful time, but I want to watch it again. I will think of you. Oh what a well deserved holiday you had! :) Bittersweet time when your children move home~enjoy!

Barb said...

Hi
I love your hexies! and the clams and spools look great too - wow, you're getting it done!

yvonne said...

prachtige dames,hexagonnen en clamshell,s

groetjes yvonne

Tineke said...

Can you tell us more about the show? Looks like a fun bunch of ladies in my favorite and recognizable age ;-)

You scarf is marvelous and I can picture it on a denim jeans .. it will look stunning!

Both your klosjes and your flowers (wow!) are very special - wonderful colormix

Marieke said...

Beautiful klosjes! Ik love the fabrics you use for them. And I love your stories on the calander girls, and your clam shells. Why did your son move back home? He left only a couple of months ago, didn't he? Too bad for the cats...;-) I bet they feel insulted...