Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some Shopping Too!

Part of the fun of our Big Day Out is of course shopping in the Merchants Mall, which in this case was in the middle of the quilt display. Many of the stalls have completed examples of quilts, bags etc to tempt the buyer. When we were all back on the bus others have found things some didn't even see but that's cause it was busy and time was short. No body had made the same purchases as anyone else - amazing but good.

Mine:
Starting at back left: " Landscape in Contemporary Quilts, " by Ineke Berlyn;  a new roll of Appli-Kay Wonder ( fusible Webbing ); "Glimpses of New Zealand," by Gail Lawther ( UK visitor ); a whole pile of die-cut iron on shapes from Susan Claire ( these are great for adding to labels ) and the shape for a fabric gift box which folds up ; a little kit for a coffeee heat mat ( I've already made that up on Sunday for in a gift; my free gift from Minerva books( some lovely cards featuring NZ quits ); a FQ with Avocados  - new( as a grower I had to have that! ); a bundle of 8 Blue Christmas FQs;  and 5 other FQs. (  to make cushions for on our 2 new black leather couches.)                                                  --------------------------------------------------
This photo is for Pam and Deb and Sally and Meg and anyone else who knows Tauranga. This is the new ( and second ) harbour bridge now open but being used for traffic both ways till Christmas time. The older bridge is being upgraded and then in the New Year one bridge will be for each way. This new one has a neat wave pattern in the concrete edges, a cycle and walking lane.( it is right beside the other bridge )As well as the bridge there is a long fly over off the bridge,  ending down on route P which will make traffic flow so much easier. It has changed the whole appearance of this area of the city.

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Nice loot you bought at the show! Yes, you definitely need the avocado fabric.

Molly said...

Shopping the vendors is half the fun of going to quilt shows! Love those Christmas blues......

Andrea said...

Great shopping - love the avocado fabric xx

Bubble said...

Great purchases Alison. Can't believe the harbour bridge. Do they charge a toll for it?? xxxxx

julieQ said...

Looks like you had a great time shopping, and good for you for stimulating the economy.

Briggsy said...

Hi Ali !

I'm trying to organise some xmas shopping. Do you know how mum got on with the blackwork pieces that I sent her for her birthday ? Good idea for xmas ?

Harbour Bridge looks flash ! Looking forward to seeing all the developments when I'm home, not long now :)

Guðrún said...

Shopping is so much fun (not grocery shopping).

Meggie said...

Some lovely goodies! Love the Avocado fabric.
Last time I travelled on the bridge, we got lost when we came off the Tga end!