Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day Tripper

I had a wonderful day in Wellington yesterday with my youngest daughter Sarah.

Sarah has just finished her last year of university and is starting work in January, she is coming home at the weekend for a month but then heads back to Wellington to a new life with a career and wages ....very exciting !

Wellington is always buzzing and yesterday was no exception. We didn't mind that it was drizzly with rain, Sarah had wheels and the parking fairy helped us get parks outside all my favorite shops !
One of the highlights of the day was a visit Minerva , the most fabulous textile bookshop in New Zealand. There I found this magazine

Quilts Japan

Lots of inspiration here and it doesn't matter at all that I don't understand Japanese...the diagrams and pictures are great.

We had some delicious food and I met Sarah's friends and new workplace. We spent time at Kirkcaldie and Stains beautiful Christmas display and I bought some Christmas presents for the family.

I flew home laden with bags and a happy heart.


Lori ann said...

Dear Sally,
i'm so glad you and Sarah had such a lovely day. i love days like that too, just the right amount of everything. i think that the Japanese crafts are SO inspiriring, i have some small books of needle felting and embroidery. the quilt mag looks great!
i'm off to check out the links now, i know i would love that bookshop!
enjoy your day reading your new magazine and wrapping gifts!

xxx lori

Anonymous said...

This is the first I have heard of a Christmas Account like K&S. I try to be a pay as you go person, but that seems pretty nice and a good way to drum up business these days. Up here in the US, people are still being charged exhorbitant interest, fines, fees and penalties. No wonder business is so bleak.