Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shopping in NZ and Hobart and stitching...

We had so many opportunities to the ports and on the ship. It was great fun stocking up on kits and patterns. These kits came from The Quilted Crow.
 These kits and bits and pieces were from the ship classes and from some of the shops along the way.
 Judy Newman gave me a lesson in hand piecing so just had to have 2 of her gorgeous patterns.
 Here are a few of the patterns bought at Rotorua and at the Quilted Crow and some cross stitch designs from the needlework shop in Sandy Bay. The shop had some great specials.

I also stocked up on some woven wool felt, wool felt, some paper piecing shapes, some scissors and a few other useful notions.
 It was lovely to get Gail Pan's latest book and another Yoko Saito book for my collection.
 I also bought a crochet pattern and a few bits of wool along the way.
These gorgeous French buttons came from The Ribbon Rose in Wellington.
One of my class ladies, Cathy, gave me this lovely bag for being her tutor. How very kind.
I did manage to stitch some of my projects in my spare time on the cruise. So good to have this town hall all appliqued and stitched.
I stitched this little stitchery for the bag in Natalie Bird's latest book, In the Garden.
I have also stitched the last block of Chateau Hexagon.
Here is my little Japanese pencil case all stitched and quilted
I bought these little fluffy sheep for the little men and they really liked them. I didn't buy many other souvenirs but these little notebooks and sticky notes were good to buy with my leftover NZ cash.
Here are the little men with their sheep (Baas). It was so special to see them again and to see how much they had changed even in 2 weeks!


Meredith said...

Sylvia, can you please tell me who is the designer of the gorgeous Santa Advent Calendar pattern you have shown with two Quilted Crow patterns? It is just delightful, and I would love to try and buy this pattern.

FIONA said...

Oh my goodness Sylvia you do appear to have done lots and lots of shopping .... I dare not show all of mine!!! Lovely purchases though!! When are you going to find the time to make them all??? xx

Michelle said...

What great buys! So jealous!! Your stitching is gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Hi Meredith
I couldn't email you as you so hope you read this. The pattern is #222 Santa Advent Calendar by Heart to Hand. It is an American pattern. I bought it at Cottage Flair in Ngongotaha in NZ.

Meredith said...

Thanks Sylvia! I did take a look at Cottage Flair's website, but the pattern wasn't there, so thought I would ask you for some more details to help me track it down. Your help is much appreciated!

Sylvia said...

Hi Meredith. Hope you get this as I hadn't seen your reply.Perhaps you might be best to email the shop and ask them directly or look for it in the US.