I now have so much respect for those who do the show circuit – after 4 days of to and froing to Surrey I am shattered! i did enjoy it though, and it was great meeting people all weekend. We were lucky to have such a friendly neighbour in Mandy Shaw. You may recognise her from Kirsties Handmade Christmas programme where she made a patchwork stocking (these are being repeated on More4 at the moment). I loved her flag quilt which was hanging between our stands – the pattern is just £6. Her website is http://www.dandeliondesigns.co.uk/ in case you fancy a peek. She is down at Glasto this week doing bunting classes for those who wish to glamp up their tent – did I not tell you these quilting ladies have stamina! Here is a picture of her lovely stand.
It was also good meeting some other quilt shops – the ladies opposite us fromPatchwork Cabin were really friendly – check out the applique block of the month on their site. After looking at that for 3 days I had to control myself not to add something else to the “to do” sewing list! http://www.patchworkcabin.co.uk/index.php
I treated myself to a few fabrics, some rayon thread and the latest copy of the Interweave Stitch magazine. Being at a racetrack I spotted a Gamcare poster advertising its helpline – it is a charity for those having problems with gambling. I was very tempted to mock up a poster for Fabcare – a support line for those addicted to fabric. Trouble is, I would be the first caller…!