Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

My Craft Fair Goodies!!!!

...........The list of things I want to make just got a whole lot longer......hehe
I could have brought the whole fair home with me, I loved so much stuff!!!....lol....
But this little lot managed to fit in the suitcase and with only 1kg left on the scales at the airport, I was wiping my brow.........!!!!!....
......Sue Daley was demonstrating her English Paper Piecing, so I kind of bought ALL the things a girl needs to get started.......
 Some patterns I fell in love with, along with a lovely piece of felted wool for one of the pattern bags.
 Did I say I could have brought EVERYTHING home....well if I could have brought one stall home to live with me it would be Hatched and Patched......I wanted it all!!!!......I fell in love with some silk fabric...great texture.....what colour???....couldn't decide....bought all 3 bundles!!!!!......and a few patterns........
 These pretty fabrics I went looking for all over the fair.....they will become Leanne Beasley's Butterfly Garden....have a look at Bec's, she's responsible for this little bundle of fabrics!!!!!....her quilt inspired me to make one....and behind the fabric, 2 hand quilting thread spools....hard to get locally...
.....and a personally signed copy of this beautiful Hardanger book........a new challenge for me......have done some Hardanger years ago, and need reminding.....
I absolutely loved my few days at the Fair, and the extra socialising in between. I had been to the Fair in Brisbane before, but this one was so much bigger. I feel all inspired now...this is the best kind of retail therapy in the world for me........
So you will understand if I sign off now.....I have to get busy, busy, busy!!!!!!!    soooooo much to do...lol...

10 comments:

Maree: said...

You brought some Beautiful things sandy...plenty to keep you busy till next year..lol
I tried hardanger years ago but it did my head in I take my hat off to anyone that can master it...
cheers

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sandy, just one two lovely purchases.....LOL...

Chookyblue...... said...

oh I was playing with papers and templates at the cows today.......really enjoyed it......

love all your shopping.......I sure had a great time..........glad we got to spend some extra time together.........

Cardygirl said...

Love all your treasures!

shez said...

lots of lovely goodies there Shiralee
i go to the melb one in a few weeks,now seeing your goodies it has made me toey,cant wait.

Farm Girl said...

Fantastic purchases you've got there. I love your BG fabrics, can't wait to see that one under way. All those paper piecing goodies look like lots of fun too.

teresa said...

I love everything you bought. I am soooo jealous he he!!!! I'm glad it all fitted in your suitcase. If you're like me... you keep looking at them lovingly over and over again.....

Too many eggs said...

what a great basket of goodies

looking forward to seeing some gorgeous projects

Susie said...

Love your purchases! The fair's are fun aren't they? I have only been to one two yrs ago. Hoping to go this yr if hubby gets back from o/s on time. Don't fancy taking three little kids with me!
Enjoy your purchases! Happy Stitching, Susie

Bec said...

Hehehe, guess the inspiration goes two ways then! Butterfly Garden for you to make and An Angels Story for me to make! Such pretty fabrics you have choosen....
Looks like you are off to a great English Paper Piecing start with that fanastic pile!