On Saturday my friend Christine picked me up and we went to Wellington for the day. Christine wanted to visit some scrap-booking stores for supplies and although I'm not into scrap-booking, I was more than happy to follow along and look at everything!
Our first stop was at Waikanae at Sister Act, which was full of delightful crafty bits, BUT just round the corner was Fibre Flair, a quilting store! How convenient is that??
But also at the Waikanae Shopping Mall was this wee shop, Lovely Living. It was owned by a very friendly girl called Jacoline, who was busy stitching as we browsed, and it had the loveliest selection of gifts, many of them hand-made. She also had a lovely bunting hanging outside which immediately caught my eye.
Then it was off to The Craft House, 47 - 53 Hutt Road, Thorndon which was full of all sorts of exciting bits and bobs for scrap-bookers. They also ran crafting birthday parties for children, and stocked the largest selection of papers that I've ever seen!
And we went to several other stores, where I got a little engaged with looking at everything and completely forgot to take any pics! Sorry!
But this was worth remembering, we stopped for a quick break at Bordeaux Bakery, the coffee arrived cold, but this little number was worth it!
I never imagined that I would still be blogging 500 posts later when I started this, I never imagined that I would have had as much to share with you, or that all you lovely "blicks" (blogging chicks) would be as interested as you have been in reading my blog posts!
I wonder if I can make another 500?
Any way, I have been making some slow progress with my stitchery,
A button here,
a french knot there.
I think it may take a lot longer to fill up this piece of linen than I anticipated, but it is slowly filling with memories...
How have you all been, while I've been away? My hard drive is home!! Devoid of any signs of life, it's been repaired and over-hauled, and is new and it is empty.... But it means I can tend my blog again, and I've missed you all, our wee chats and your lovely comments.
But I'm back, and there will be more photos, and more chatting, and I'll be trying to catch up!
Oh dear, we at Madness and Mess are suffering a wee bit of a technical malfunction!
I have had a bit of a falling out with the hard drive , and it went into melt down phase.
I am hoping things will resume to "normal", once Easter hols are over, and the repair man, to whom I shall pay large sums of money, has restored all my lubbly photos and all other very important stuff.
Please come back and visit soon....
Have a fantastic Easter, and drive safely if you are on the roads!