First stop - Bayside Stitchcraft - a small purchase for me...loved the buttons - and thought I'd try the premade binding for the design boards I want to make.
Then a very short trip to Linen & Lace - a lovely shop full of pretties.
A slightly longer trip to Nikki Tervo's shop - behind her house on a lovely block of land - this was in the garden...must be where her elves live . . .
I bought a few yellow scrappy fat 1/16ths, some needles (can you have enough needles??).
Nikki also gave each one of us a booklet of 12 of her stitcheries - very kind. If you live in Brisbane it's certainly worth a look - a good range of fabric and a Tilda room....not to mention all her lovely buttons etc.
Hop back on the bus . . longer trip this time . . one of the group was a bit over the moon about the Gateway Bridge - most of us just chatted . . . lunch time at the Full Moon then a short trip back to Faeries in My Garden!!
I have finally given in and bought a replacement "A Tisket A Tasket" kit - I originally received this as a Gift of the Month and had done about 2/3rd of the stitching - I think I took it with me on a work trip - and have never found it again...one day I hope I will get back and re make it...
And last trip - by now we were way behind time - off to Salisbury to the Quilters Store - where finally we got coffee tea & cake...Whoo Hoo
So, this is the kit and more perle thread for my Nature's Journey and a button...With the big container of buttons I have one would think I had one suitable but . . . no . .
Last trip on the bus - by now I had remembered the first step on (and off) was a doozy!, back to the hotel.
I had a bit of a rest and a bit more chatting ...with the Tuesday Girls, then down stairs for pizzas and games...I have never been to LGS before but I've heard about the games - and lots of talk about "Poise".. - what a laugh!!!!
Firstly we had a swap - each of us had brought along some items to swap - patterns, collections of fabrics, kits etc...I had four patterns I no longer wanted so took them - was supposed to only be three - got four tickets, so when my number was called out I could select something - this is what I ended up with - great items!!!
Then the Charm Pack swap - we all had a charm pack in a brown paper bag and did the left right left story and actions - somehow - several times people ended up with no packet and someone on the other side of the room had two - what the ??? we all thought...
Finally I ended up with this one . . .
I cant talk too much about the games - what happens at LGS must stay at LGS...
A rest day today - Dinner is on tonight...most of the visitors are amusing themselves doing the touristy things ....some are shopping.....again.....I have a few things to sort out personally and domestically (we do need groceries . . .) and Sunday is Sewing Day - very much looking forward to catching up with a few people in particular...
A HUGE thankyou to the Nutters who organise this each year...there were about 45 of us yesterday - more for Sunday and it all started with a small group of people meeting in a park at Cleveland five years ago....