Would you believe it – I hadn’t even been gone for a week and Nora came to visit, because she missed me soooo much…..!
Well, ok, maybe it was because she needed supplies for her beginner’s class… 🙂 Either way, I was just happy to see her and spend some time with her… shopping!
I am always ready for a trip to the wholesale souk… I even managed to take the metro instead of a taxi, although I did get slightly lost!
I have been to this shop before… and it is awesome! Even better than Aladdin’s Cave back in Arabia! Everything you would ever need in your sewing room (except for fabric) is there…
They have a much bigger range of quilting supplies now than when Nora and I first went to visit this shop, oh, 5 years ago now maybe? So there were lots of new things for me to see…
Upstairs they have lots of beautiful lace, threads and embellishments… I thought these were so cute…
Lots of metallic thread I need to try one day:
And downstairs there are aisles full of wool/yarn:
Nora and I both loved this collection of cotton yarn from South Africa:
Now I was a pretty good girl.. I only came home with the following:
Couldn’t resist the beaded tassles.. got some purple ones for Alice of course 🙂
I bought these rulers (because most of my rulers are back in Oz, and I was borrowing Nora’s while I was in Arabia):
I haven’t used this brand before, so I’ll be interested to see what they are like.. I bought two rulers from Nora before I left – they are omnigrid I think, so I’ll have to compare the two brands…
I also got this 10 degree ruler:
Just in case I get bored and need to start a new project… right?????
This Hexie ruler looked interesting, and I bought a box of cutting blade refills – love the little cases they come in:
There are 10 packs in a box… with two blades in each pack, so that should last me a while don’t you think?
Last but not least, I got one box of DMC Machine embroidery thread to try out:
We were so exhausted by our shopping spree that we both went home and had a nap.. 🙂
The next day, however, we got together again for lunch and a cuppa… with some yummy desert..
I am totally in love with this lemon tart…. it was awesome!
OH! But wait! There’s more!! I totally forgot about this gorgeous yarn I bought!
I chose this colorway because it had green and apricot that I was hoping would match our furniture… it’s not quite right, but it will probably do…
Now, what shall I make with it? Any ideas????
So, that was our shopping spree… I know I’ll be going back to that shop on my own, but it was nice to be there with Nora.. she was only in town for two nights and has gone back to Arabia… I do hope she needs more supplies soon!!
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