Monday, July 4, 2011


I'm back, did you miss me?

OMG!!!! Janelle (cousin from Warrnambool) and I had the most AWESOME weekend in Adelaide. We left Friday morning for the 5 hour road trip and we talked the whole way. I did bring my ipod for the moments when we maybe needed to catch our breath and we managed to listen to 3 Glee songs and that was it for the whole trip there and back LOL. Yep, we sure can talk!
When we got to Adelaide we went looking for a scrapbooking shop I had been told about, we were totally amazed at what we found. In an old rundown building was the most incredible shop I have ever visited, it went on forever, room after room of every imaginable goodie you could think of. Of course money was spent, but I was reserved as I knew we had so much more to see and buy over the weekend.

Next stop was Marion shopping centre where it seemed everyone was having a sale, I bought Sophie a cute winter tunic from Pumpkin Patch and went hunting for some Adidas pants for the boys, what I found was they were more expensive up in Adelaide than where I live, so the poor boys didn't get anything.

We made our way to the college where Inspired Stitches was to be held and met the lovely Sarah for our keys to our room near the college campus and after settling into our room, just veged out.

Saturday we were up bright and early all ready to stitch away. The designers for the day were Janelle Wind, Natalie Ross, Helen Stubbings and Gail Pan. They were all the nicest people and we had heaps of laughs and chats with them. I also met Pip, a blog follower of mine. Hi Pip (waving), it was so lovely to meet you.

I made this skirt to wear to Inspired Stitches from Denyse Schmidt's new fabric line but was hesitating whether to wear it or not, as the day before we left for Adelaide, I was looking on Janelle Wind's blog and saw that she had made a skirt to wear from the same fabric. I took a chance and wore it and I'm so glad I did as I had heaps of comments about it and Janelle chose to wear something else that day.
Me, Janelle Wind and Janelle. I loved finally meeting Janelle after all of these years following her through patterns, magazines and her blog. She is one of the most lovely, genuine people I have had the pleasure to meet.

Me, Natalie Ross and Janelle. Natalie made me laugh so hard, what an inspiration she is.

Me, Helen Stubbings and Janelle. Helen was so chatty and lovely, she grew up where I live so we had lots to talk about.

The day passed way too quickly, I bought myself Janelle's book, Pieces of Me and Aneela Hoey's Little Apples jelly roll and some Sherbet Pips, little girl on a swing yardage. I didn't achieve a lot of stitching, but certainly had heaps of fun.

Sunday we went to Harbour Town, lots of looking and spending. My favourite shop is Lorna Jane and I picked up 2 pairs of gym pants for a steal. I was wrapped!!!! I also bought some goodies from Typo, how could I resist.

So after a long drive home we hit the pillows. Janelle has just gone home this morning and I'm going to sit down and sew for the afternoon.

Thanks for reading, it was a long one :)


  1. I was one of the commenters on your skirt! and only saw Janelle's today and thought, hey that looks exactly like the one you wore :D

  2. So that's where you've been! It sounds like you had a great time Sue, good for you.

    Five hours eh? I didn't think it would be that far but obviously it is.

  3. Yep just realised we talked 10 HOURS straight and that was only travel time, LOL !!!! Had a blast thanks for a fantastic weekend :) xx

  4. sound and looks like you had a great trip away Sue. Lots of good memories!

  5. I think everyone who went had a great weekend, I certainly did, and I'm going back next year, great to meet you in person.

  6. Hi Sue, Met you at Inspired Stitches... Certainly was a great weekend away. Sharon & I went back Sunday & were much more productive

  7. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you too. I had the best weekend, and was thrilled to spend stitching time (and chatting time) with such beautiful people. SO glad to read you enjoyed your weekend too. Hope to see you again one day soon xx Janelle (Wind)


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