Today was the annual Craft and Quilt Fair. The Missus said today that I’ve been excited about it all week…..Truthfully, I’ve been excited about it since the last one – this time last year. It is the biggest craft fair and it is always around my birthday….Which has led me to be a craft widow for the weekend since we got back. The Missus has squirreled herself away in her study since we got back with the instruction that I will knock before going in. Something is going on! lol We like to go early, so we can leave as it starts getting packed. One of the things I enjoy about it is seeing the quilts which are on show. I’ve been quilting for about ten years now and I never get tired of looking at quilts….or adding to my stash!
It all started very innocently, with a Christmas panel, which I hand quilted and it just flowed on from there! I’m still partial to panels and picked one up as a kit. The piccie is one part of it. The weavy looking fabric makes up part of the border. I’ll be doing this one soon than later, I think!
I always keep an eye out for buttons and I couldn’t go past the ceramic RIP button…..perfect for a future Halloween project. The other two buttons I’m going to add to a mojo doll which is at the ideas stewing stage…..The latest Quilters Home has a pattern for one. The Missus and I are planning on making one each. A chenille bag is in the works, so the cutter will come in handy.
The RIP button may come in handy for one of these Halloween cross stitch patterns. I headed for the bargain bin at one of the cross stitch stalls and found these lovelies…..Christmas and Halloween are favourites!
As I was wondering which of these Red Brolly designs to buy I heard a voice (no, not the one that I gave in to which was shouting BUY! BUY! BUY) say “You’re not going to make all those are you?” It was a lovely surprise to find when I turned around to see one of the gal’s from the (not so) local embroidery store working on the stall. We had a quick chat and it was lovely to catch up on the crafty stuff…if only briefly! She’s worked there for about 25 years….she started about the same time I started visiting there. I’ll be going there soon to get some aida band….I’m not even going to wonder if I will buy anything else! lol
I’m a sucker for craft books…..especially if they are about log cabin and stars. I’ve looked at the log cabin book quite a few times at the LQS and when I found it today for about $30 less, I knew it was time to buy it!
It is times like this that I’m glad I can touch type….fast….but not quite fast enough….I’ll be back sooner than later….. Gotta scoot……Have a wonderful weekend!!!!