Even with the roadworks, we arrived at our next destination in Ipswich with plenty of time to have a good look around which was just as well as I had never been to this shop before.
What a sweet little shop located in an old little house. It was like making your way from one Aladdins cave to the next as you came across yet another little room filled with yummy fabric, threads, haberdashery and even everything Christmas. And Patterns? My word, there were certainly plenty of them.
schoolhouse quilt forever.....this is my chance to do it! Isn't it absolutely gorgeous!!
Leaving this shop, I was relieved to know we were heading for an early lunch at the local League's club. To say I was starving was an understatement and the reason I was so hungry was because I had to skip breakfast. Here's why..........The bus was leaving Quiltessentials at 7:30 so I set my alarm (on my smart phone) for 6:30 and another alarm for 7:10 (to remind me it was time to get to the shop). I checked and re-checked (3 times infact) and I went to sleep happy that I would wake up in time. Imagine my panic when the alarm went off AT 7:00..........WHAT THE! I dashed around like Flash Gordon.....showered, washed and dried my hair, slapped on some make-up, got dressed in unironed jeans, grabbed essentials like purse, phone, shopping bag. Believe me, I have never moved so fast in my whole life and I got to the shop at 7:25, just in time to not get left behind, but I didn't have time for breakfast. It was only when I was on the bus and had a moment to take a breath that I started to think why my alarm, that I checked 3 times, had failed me. DUH moment! I had set it to go off on Wednesday when it was in actual fact a Thursday. Well I gave everyone a good laugh with that story.
Lunch was delicious even though the service was not as good as we would of expected since we had booked a table and only had an hour to order and eat.
Next stop..........Indooroopilly..... (say it like this: "In-doo-roo-pilly" try it slow and then speed it up. Does is sound like you originally read it?). I love this next shop!