Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stash shopping in Oslo

Bet you'll say; oh no, two posts in one day! :)) Today - finally - I have some time for blogging. You know how it is; visiting friends and all that doesn't leave much me-time - so that's why I do two posts in one day. Hope you don't mind?! :)

I was not supposed to buy anything during my stay here in Norway, but already I have excess luggage! Well, I'm exeggerating, of course I was supposed to do some shopping, but NOT stash shopping, because fabrics are very expensive here!
Those of you (Norwegians) who have visited Kathrine's Quiltestue surely know it is impossible to leave that shop without buying as much as a needle - ain't I right?? :)

Visiting Oslo - it is a "must" to visit this shop! 


Lovely, isn't it?!


Some of the fabrics...


I fell in love with the fabrics used in this quilt! Can you believe it; the fabrics were begging me to buy it - lol!
Here's what I bought;


I don't have any pattern in mind for these fabrics right now, but that shouldn't be too difficult!

I bought these fabrics too; 


These fabrics are for the Crabapple Hill pattern Over the River and through the woods. I don't remember when I bought the pattern, must be at least one year ago...


I don't know what to say.... If these kind of shops had been available in Mauritius, I'm afraid my wallet had been empty all the time! :))


More from the shop...

I stayed at my friend Elisabeth's (no blog) place in Oslo for some days when I visited Kathrine's Quiltestue.  I intended to do some more shopping that day, but with all the stash I bough it was too heavy to do more shopping! :)

I had a great time at Kathrine's Quiltestue. A big thank you to Kathrine (I think it was her) who helped me choose fabrics for the stitchery mentioned above!
I had a blast! :))

9 comments:

Margaret wong said...

What lovely fabrics you bought, Astrid! Am green with envy! So glad you are having a great time - enjoy it to the fullest!

QuiltSue said...

I could help you over the fabric - just post it to me instead. I love what you bought and could definitely make good use of it!

karenfae said...

they are beautiful and it would be so hard to pass on buying fabric when you can. You were there after all and do not have to pay for shipping and handling :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Michelle said...

Yummy fabrics! That cranberry color in particular strikes my fancy. What fun! I guess since you don't have any room in your luggage, you could mail the fabric to yourself. ;-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good shopping Astrid...I'm like you...just have to buy something when I go to a shop LOL!!! Dzintra♥x

ria vogelzang said...

I whish I could have visited katherine with you....... ;))) ..!
It looks like a gorgeous quiltshop!!
You bought some lovely fabrics!!
Enjoy your stay!

Joanne said...

Oh my, you are having sooo much fun!!! So wonderful to hear your joy, excitement and pleasure ... especially now that you visited the quilt shop. Cheers to you... Joanne

Notjustnat said...

Why not uh! It feels good to touch and buy fabric. Sorry I must have missed your post about you visiting Oslo! Hope you are having a great time. Looking forward to see a quilt or two from those fabrics. Hugs Nat

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Glad that you are having a wonderful time, love the fabrics you have bought.