I have really enjoyed my Thursday & Saturday at the craft fair. Thursday I met up with my Thursday Quilt Group that I have been sadly missing due to work so it was extra special to see those that came to the fair. At the end of each day I spent an hour on the stand for our WAQA group The Applique Junkies and then an hour & a half on the Raffle table chattering away like a happy monkey. Here is a pic Julia took on Saturday of me at the Applique table & Anthea having a giggle at me!
Saturday was our official bloggers meet. My dear friend Tracy from Outback Craftaholics came along to say hi, with her lovely five month old daughter (much cuddles) but was soon off on airport duty for one of the guests as she is the WAQA Workshop Convener. She missed the photos but here is one of all the rest of us before entering the show.
From the left we have Sandra (Maria's daughter) from Playing Tiddleywinks, Anthea from Hibiscus Stitches, Maria from Life on the Block, myself, Julia from Julia's Place and her delightful daughter in law Janete. Thanks to Anthea & Maria for organising our meet up. It was a brilliant day. We all went shopping, with Anthea & I partners in crime shopping together, then we all met up again for lunch. Now we need to find something fun to do together again soon.
I didn't have too much of a spendathon, mainly small buys this time. Here's my Thursday haul, the biggest purchase being the mini light to take travelling though I have been known to move lamps around in accommodation until I find the right lighting for hand stitching. There were a lot of non quilting stalls, cardmaking, scrapbooking, cross stitch, jewellery, scarves etc & lots that we got here on previous years were missing. I do like a good $5 necklace so brought a couple - quantity rather than quality here. The red (actually more orange) & black is a scarf - no fabric on Thursday & only 1 pattern. I did buy some stiffer bag wadding too & forgot to add it to the photograph but loved being served by sweet Monica Poole.
This is the Saturday haul. I brought a Tumbler template, the only item that was on my list but checked out after Thursday's look around what colours I wanted in bag handles & wide ric rac so got what I needed. I brought the two yellow, red & white fat quarters from Patchwork with Gail B, some bag fittings from Studio Mio & a couple of scarf embellishments. Then because I had been so virtuous I came straight home & ordered the new BirdHouse pattern Sweet Pea Runner from Sarah at Patchwork Plus as I could not resist it. Even the needleturn ápplique didn't put me off.
I have lots of pics of wonderful quilts so will add them to a later post.
Me & Athea, my partner in crime!