I can't remember the last time we went to Sylvia Park, most likely two weeks ago when Stew and I did the grocery shopping.
That's quite a while in my book! I'm having withdrawal twitches.
So I said to Stew last night we were going there today... so we are.
I don't know what it is about that place really! It's always crowded and drives me nuts, but I love it. It's THE BEST mall in New Zealand I reckon.
Though there is something to be said for small suburban shopping centres too. I like the independent shops you find there. And OP shops of course. You sure won't find an OP shop in Sylvia Park!
So, that's the plan for today... a wander around the mall, lunch there then home I expect.
Should be a nice day. I think Steve and Bex are going there as well.. we might meet up for lunch.
I took a photo of a quilt in progress in my Patchwork Class yesterday, then forgot to show it.
Val has been making it for months, and I am gobsmacked at her talent and determination. It's all done using the Freezer Paper, Foundation Piecing method, which is a nightmare! She's go so many different shades of fabric in it, I really don't know how she keeps it all clear in her head...
Quite awesome. (picture shown with Val's permission)
ABOVE: Working it all out. Janet is an amazing Tutor, she's helped Val keep from getting her blocks all muddled up!
After I've finished the three applique projects I'm starting work on, I'm going to make another quilt for my bed. Something complicated that requires making blocks. I want a challenge.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all those who think you need a 'special' day to say I love you. Personally, I get told that EVERY SINGLE DAY by my darling. I'm rather lucky. And he knows I love him, cos well... I sleep with him! ha ha ha!
On that note, I'm outta here.
Catch ya later on in the day.
Well... we did indeed go to Sylvia Park. Bex and Dante joined us there.
As I'd not bought any Britto in a while, we checked out what was new and got these:
ABOVE: Cute little Stitch, and a glass cake plate and server.
We then had lunch at the foodcourt, I had my first Kebab of the year, it was lovely.
ABOVE: My Britto cabinet is looking really good! I also love all my blue pottery and nautical stuff.
It's now time to chill out for a while, then do a Skype session with some family.
So I had a lovely session talking to the grandkids in Australia. They are growing so fast. Miss Sienna had a bit to say for herself, while Bodhi was more reserved... but I did get a word out of him when I mentioned they might go to McDonalds for lunch! Cute boy.
Thanks Tess for the chat with the kids. I hope we can do it again regularly.
This afternoon I decided to start proper on one of the little wall hanging for my friend Bernadette.
I hope to have something to show for my hours in the sewing room by tomorrow.
End of Day: I can't believe it! I've got NO black thread, so I've had to stop working on my next project. I've got everything ready to start stitching... so tomorrow I shall get some thread and start the sewing.
For now? Watch TV I suppose... or do a jig saw.