Classes over we packed up and headed out to Avery Homestores, Jo's fab shop for some fizz and nibbles (no fizz for me..). The Scottish Modern Quilting Exhibition at Jo's was just wonderful, so many beeeeeeeautiful quilts, pillows, bags and minis. And such a thrill to see mine up on a wall too! Thrills didn't stop there, as my Staind II came third in the favourite quilts vote! I'm ashamed to say I can't tell you who was first or second, my mind was just blown that I got anything!
|My prize winnings courtesy of Dee Roo Designs|
And then we shopped. I was exceptionally restrained, although that may have had a lot more to do with beany induced tiredness than anything else as there was soooooo much to chose from it was bliss.
|My modest haul...|
I may have missed Saturday with mum, but we still had one more day left. The plan for our Monday together was to go and see my dream musical, Avenue Q. Despite tiredness and my getting faint cos the bathroom got too hot we managed to make it to the Assembly Rooms just in time. What a great pity that fannybaws here read the promo wrong and the show was at the Assembly Halls across town. Bugger. So, seeing that musical is going to have to remain a dream. Oh well!
We had a very leisurely stroll and a really lovely lunch, and then spent a wonderful afternoon sitting in the gardens, blethering and toddler watching. So much fun!
It was really warm and sunny - first time in years that I've been out for more than a few minutes without a jacket and been hot! I was a little disappointed that we didn't see a single squirrel. Imagine, Princes Street Gardens, end of summer, weekend, and not a wee squirrel to be seen. Unheard of. However, I'm guessing the reason for the lack of squirrels might have been down to the influx (horrible horrible horrible beyond words) of SEAGULLS to the gardens. I get angry and completely wound up that there were seagulls all over the gardens. Evil creatures. Vicious greedy horrible things. Fine on the sea, but not anywhere else. Bugs the hell out of me that they don't get culled. Send their eggs to the Faroes...
Another wee wander and a quick stop for some glorious Liquid Chocolate....
A lovely afternoon. I was pretty knackered by then, so mum didn't mind us going back to the hotel so I could nap. In the evening there didn't seem much at the cinema, so we took advantage of another city benefit.... TAKEAWAY! I found the best Mexican takeaway, and we had such a fantastic meal. Vegetarian Haggis Quesadillas anyone? Seriously, they rocked.
Sorry to have gone on quite so much, but I think you can gather that I've just had the best weekend in absolutely DONKEYS. (Can I also say it was about bloody time?!!)