Sisters converge in capital

We finally did it, we met up in Canberra and stayed overnight without husbands or kids..........fabulous fun. Donna and I met at the Canberra Craft Fair and checked out all that is new and creative. The quilt exhibition was wonderful, lots of very creative members in Canberra Quilters. I bought a few new knitting books, I love learning new techniques so I'm set for quite some time now.

We managed a quick look around the gallery level of the Canberra Centre just to check out what the new spring and summer fashions will be ready for some dress making very soon. So feminine, lots of florals and soft flowy dresses, and very cute flat shoes in lots of gorgeous colours.

ANU House is a very retro styled comfortable accommodation choice, so quiet. Loved the central courtyard garden and reflection pool. Boffins Cafe provided us with a great full breakfast ready for our second day of retail therapy. Dinner was simply delicious at a Turkish restaurant called Meccah Bah, the decor is so sumptuous, lots of eating nooks and comfortable soft furnishings to make you very cosy. We shared four entrees all so full of interesting flavours, my favourite was the Beetroot and Rocket salad. Dessert was just perfect, homemade date and vanilla, and rich chocolate ice cream and raspberry sorbet, yummy.

Addicted to Fabric filled in Friday morning, what a fantastic fabric shop. So full of colour, you have to visit to appreciate all we saw. I am now the proud owner of a Kaffe Fassett quilt kit, so simple but the colours are so rich, redecorating here I come. My niece will be wearing the most fantastic dress to her primary school farewell at the end of the year, another Kaffe fabric, there were so many vibrant fabrics to choose from it was just so difficult to settle on one. This shop also has the best collection of dressmaking fabrics, day and evening. We will be back when we both sort out what we want to make for spring/summer. The staff were very friendly and helpful it was a real pleasure to shop at A2F.

I can highly recommend a 'Sister fix' to you all, it's years since we have had quality time together and we will be repeating this at regular intervals from now on.

1 comment:

luv Abby said...

wow what an awesome trip.... I am so glad u had such fun....
luv Abby