I had a bit of an unexpected long weekend last weekend (as I had worked the Saturday before) and boy, was it a beauty (except my back was playing up a bit, which is no fun! But I worked hard to ignore it).
Fabric shopping with my dear friend, Anna, at GJ's discount fabric store, which has moved to the next suburb to me, so about five mins away - they have the most wonderful collection of patchwork fabric, just right for finishing off my Smalls. Then a yummy lunch at Apte and then after I said goodbye to Anna, I went and spoiled myself with a back massage at Endota Spa which is literally about 50 m from my front door- bliss! Then, that evening it was out to dinner with friends.
Here is what I bought at GJ's, gorgeous Halloween and Christmas fabbies. But I tell you, there was so much to choose from that it was very hard to stop with just these ones.
On Saturday, it was off to the Fairfield Farmer's Market with my dear friend, Marie, where I bought lots of lovely fresh produce. We then met the husbands for lunch at M'anoushe in Station St.
Marie and I also had time to check out a new patchwork shop in Fairfield called Cutting Cloth. Oh my goodness, such gorgeous, gorgeous fabric and quilts on display but I was strong (after all I had spent all of my fabric money the day before at GJ's.)
Also, in my ramblings I walked past these shoes in the window of a shoe shop in Ivanhoe. Maybe Elton John buys his shoes here? lol!
Saturday night it was out with some other friends for another yummy dinner and then on Sunday, I took my Dad some lovely lunch and spent some time with him. I was pleased that I took the time to look after him, especially after I saw this video on FB.
Then, after I got home from spending time with my Dad, I was given the gift of some time with DS2 who was down in Victoria for some skiing but came home Sunday arvo to spend time with me and TraderVic. So, I baked up a storm, potato and leek soup, meat pie and cherry, ginger and apricot cake. Only a pic of the pie, though - DD popped over for dinner, too, but as she doesn't eat meat, she just had the soup and ate all of the pie crust! lol!
So, a wonderful weekend.
I just want to leave you with this hidden passageway in the CBD which I only discovered walking through the city the other day. Gorgeous, isn't it?
Okay, have to dash, as TraderVic, my sister and I are taking my Dad out to celebrate his 96th birthday! Woo Hoo!