My big boys went off to play paintball, so I popped over to the "fabulous fibre and fabric fair", nestled in the centre of Nelson city in the historic building Melrose house, which reminded me of my Grandma's home where I spent many of my childhood holidays, big rooms with high ceilings and coloured glass. Dark wood and a tranquil air. Grandma's house was packed to the brim with family treasures though and memories of games like hide and seek, books and comics collected by 8 children, dress ups she made from Enid Gilcrist patterns and Christmas morning with 15 cousins from all over the country.
I came home with a gorgeous green toned pear pincushion from Sally Ann, some fabric for bags and some balls of sock wool.
Not wanting to spend my grocery money I left the lovely felted wool brooches behind.
I must put my head down and do some sewing and work in the glasshouse this week!