Sunday, May 2, 2010

Holiday week 1 day 4 - Dandenong Market


Friday, after dropping hubby at work, I called at Dandenong Market - to pick up the week's worth of potatoes. I also took about 5-6 cross stitch pictures to a lovely lady called Lee, and spent a glorious hour picking out mats and frames. It may take me a year to pay it all off, but then I'll have another few pictures finally on the walls.

I envy Edgar's photos of his local open air market, so thought I'd take my camera to grab some colour and texture photos - pity you cannot capture the aromas of the fresh fruit ( possibly just as well, because some of the aromas of the great unswas hed of Dandenong may filter through!) The fruit and vegie stall holders were bemused as I asked their perm ission to take these photos - they couldn't understand that I was going to publish them to my blog for people in other states and countries t o look at.

I then called at an Op-Shop in Doveton, and met a lovely lady, Kate, with whom I have exchanged email addresses because I may just be able to help her on her quest for a particular quilt pattern. It will be in one of the 300+ magazines I picked up in January! I picked up a couple of old glass tumblers - one with flannel-flowers and one cutsie Koala - then toddled on my merry way when I accidentally fell into Spotlight at Narre Warren. Here for $11.50, I picked up the broadcloth fabric to use as the background to my trees. I remembered that there was another patchwork shop in Berwick - and found another green fat-q there - no pic of that yet. Before I headed home, I thought to look through one more Op-Shop, this time in Pakenham and found a cute pair of witches. These will help fill out my Halloween display shelf in October!

5 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time away from work.

Bette said...

What lovely photos! And your witches are cute too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

No need for envy, you did a fab job with your 'snaps' of the market! I could almost smell the fruits. What cute goodies you found, too!

Sandy said...

Sounds like a fun holiday, gotta love op shopping :)

Kate said...

Thank you so much for finding the patchwork pattern I have been looking for...You are an angel. Hmmm,,,wonder if i have also discovered someone who may,down the track, join me in this Insane project???? Enjoy the rest of your holiday.