As some of you may already know, my husband travels for work. Literally travels. He’s a commercial pilot and travels both domestically and internationally. When he’s got a trip to Honolulu, he thinks of the Mai Tai’s and warm tropical weather, while I rub my hands together and think of all of the shopping he can do for me while he’s there.
Fabric and quilting supplies in Australia have been coming down in price in recent years but it is still an expensive hobby… especially when you’re a fabric-a-holic (like me).
I bundled the kids into the car yesterday afternoon and we drove up to the airport to pick up daddy. It is kind of cool to drive up to arrivals and see him standing there waiting for us, dressed in his full uniform. I love a man in uniform, don’t you??
Anyways, we drove home and the kids stood around while daddy opened his bag, waiting to see what goodies he’d brought back. Jeans (because they’re so cheap there), kids shirts with Cars 2, Mario Brothers, Scooby Doo and Rapunzel on them plus some toys – yay!
My little bundle of happiness includes these great caps that hubby had made for me. He was walking by a store that stitches on a design while you wait. He wanted “Samelias Mum Quilts” to go on there, but letter “Q” wasn’t working properly, so he chose the word “Designs”. I love them! Perfect for summertime.
Some American quilting magazines
A ring to hold all of quilting rulers. I’ve been nagging for a little while about getting some hooks put up so I can hang them out of the way, and he discovered this instead.
Plus this great HST and QST ruler. He knows my love for half square triangles and saw this ruler and figured I’d like it. I’m looking forward to trying it out… maybe using my new fabric. Aren’t these aqua and white dots on a black background absolutely gorgeous??
The black, white, red and grey swirly designs are so fabulous. He definitely knows my favourite colour combinations. He did good. Very good!
Plus some spotty fat quarters at only $1 each. That’s about 90c Australian. Wow!!! Can you imagine buying a FQ in Australia for only 90c?
I love spots. The charcoal and grey is my favourite I think.
Perhaps I should make a HST quilt with all spotty fabrics. Hmm.. now there’s a challenge I’m seriously going to contemplate.