How I enjoyed meeting Kathryn and Judith at the show, both from SF and blog land, hoping to meet Judith for a visit to Hobbycraft in the next few days, Kathryn is further away in Chester but we had some quality time together and I am sure we will keep it touch.It is good to walk around the show with someone and share ideas and well just the company was wonderful.
Thanks ladies for your comments on the show blog, now I will show you where my pennies went whilst there!
The purchase I will find the most useful is this ironing board, saves getting the big one out when doing my crazy blocks, its just sits on the work top by the sewing machine
I had seen one of these used on create and craft then found The Stitch Witch stand and hey presto have my own. It measures 12" by 18", had thought about trying to make one myself but now no need and it would not have turned out so well as this one.
Also bought three books, a bit disappointed as I thought they were the tradition English paper piecing method but no they are traditional foundation piecing, just as well they were well reduced at £5 each, Make it simpler paper piecing by A G Solmon ,Paper-pieced bed quilts by J Davis and the Blessed Home Quilt by C Derksen and M Harder, the latter one has some things which really appeal including a project of a pillow with an angel on and the words angels are amongst us. My younger daughter Helen loves angels so think I will make one for her, lets hope she keeps the cat off it.
There were also some beads to add to the stash, I needed a few fat quarters in dark colours, got a black, navy and dark grey ready for the CQJP challenge.
Oh yes there was a lovely lady from Australia who had come over for the show, she makes the most delightful felt dolls ak traditions and also knitted dolls, had to have a pattern for the felt ones, her stand was packed throughout the show she said it was well worth the trip and was also seeing a book publisher who was interested in a book from her., she has a web site www,aktraditions.com for any who are interested.
Silk ribbon was also on my list but there was very little there, was hoping to be able to buy some that I could dye but not very successful, did manage to get these though
Then I found some charms, there were quite a few of each in each packet so have split them up to share with Catherine got a bit carried away I fear, found the more expensive ones first but then could not resist the better buys
Now a few buttons
There were also a few strips of friendly plastic to add to those I already have, quite like the technique, will post a pic when I achieve anything worth while.
Well think that is about it for now, a good two days which I throughly enjoyed.