Many people who attended the retreat worked diligently in their classes and even went into overtime to be able to go home with completed projects. You already know I was not one of those people. Here is all I have to show from the weekend.
I will swiftly move on to the fact that I was lucky enough to receive some lovely things from even lovelier friends over the weekend.
|Left (top to bottom) - From Sarah a gorgeous snap frame glasses case (and fudge).|
From Emily DS (how could she part with it?) and wee treats.
From Hadley the cutest of pin cushions with (be still my beating heart) a HR fishie.
Middle - from Krista one of her famous thread catchers;
filled with Canadian sweeties.
Right (top to bottom) - From Krista a purple thang (it does everything).
From Di all her cruise chocolates from my former employer (Princess Cruises).
And patterns I won by being wise enough to go on the winning quiz team.
I was also very lucky in the Sample Swap. I was stood there between two friends - Ange and Marit - and it turned out that we were in the same group together. Woohoo! We also got lucky enough to have Brioni in our group too. I do hope everyone else in the swap was as happy as I was with who I was placed with.
|From left to right - Sewing pouch by Ange (finished in my very own sitting room I do believe),|
Bag charm from Brioni, and lovely mini wall hanging from Marit.
The bags were provided by Liberty, who also were very generous donors to the prize draw too. Eternal maker popped in a FQ. Korbond and Abakhan both filled the bags with notions, shown here and below. Au Vera a Soie had a great bag of gorgeous embroidery threads.
Pat Bravo fabric scraps in a fabric bag were in abundance. And Moda gave mini charm packs - and aren't I just over the moon with the one I got!
Finally, (I know - shut up already) I did a bit of shopping on Saturday night at the market night. I needed to be quite restrained but managed to top up the stash a little.
Thrilled to have a FQ of those mermaids. They will be eked out in a miserly fashion. Tasha Noel's new Red Riding Hood line is sweet as anything; I especially love that grey with red flowers. I got some stash builders, the essential Aurifil, some aquas I couldn't love without apparently, and some navy FQs as I have very little navy.
And that was what filled my bags on my return trip.
Except for one thing. Which deserves a post of its own. And will get a post of its own, because it is so special. Tomorrow folks. I'll tell you what it is tomorrow.
Not a bad haul missus! And I know the gorgeousness of what is coming next!ReplyDelete
Wow - that's a lot of stuff! Love your FQR makes - esp the very cute hedgehog! I am quietly impressed with your restraint at Quilt Market - I fell under the Oakshott spell and left the hall with a much heavier tote and a much lighter purse....ReplyDelete
Oh and look at your variegated Aurifil floss! Drool....ReplyDelete
Snap! on the mini charm!!! There was so much lovely stuff, am currently trying to find a home for it all!!! Can't wait to see tomorrow's post, I missed it all :/ xReplyDelete
Blimey! With that lot I'm surprised you had room for your new shoes in your case!!! Did you wear both pairs home? Great swaps, pressies and purchases.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a fabulous haul! Glad you had such a great time! RxReplyDelete
I think you should get sent back after failing shopping 101 on Friday morning... ;o)ReplyDelete
So great to finally meet you Susan.ReplyDelete
I think the one thing that will stick in my mind about you from the weekend is the belly dancer! xx
A fantastic load off stuff....and great photos of it too.ReplyDelete
Hey another great post full of seriously good shizz! I've not even photographed all of mine yet but yes there will be a post just about that!ReplyDelete
The sponsors were very generous. I need to sort out my pics and get a post done tooReplyDelete
Woo hoo for gubbins and shopping xxxReplyDelete
You made out like a bandit!ReplyDelete
Ooh that Liberty bag is sooo pretty, and I love the Broken Glass pattern!! Great haul :)ReplyDelete
Oh wow you hit the jackpot, lucky you :)ReplyDelete
Its a good thing you weren't on a plane....goodness!!!ReplyDelete
Rock on! I so hope I get to come next year!ReplyDelete
I'm so tired I think I'll just refer my readers to your blog for the full report. I'm still on cloud nine after meeting you and so many other lovely people.ReplyDelete
Good haul! The mermaids are rather cool.ReplyDelete
Gah, how did I miss those mermaids? Bowing down to your superior shopping ability!ReplyDelete
Many wows!! (and a bit of covetousness too!)ReplyDelete
A great haul, but bum, i missed out on the Little Red Riding Hood, where was that, I adore that line! :o)ReplyDelete
There were so many goodies on offer weren't there and some super freebies! I'm a little envious of your variegated pink Aurifil! I didn't finish any projects either but finishing them at home will remind me of such a great weekend :-)) looking forward to your next post with interest!ReplyDelete
I love that RRH fabric and can't wait to see it crop up in future projects! How much of your goody bag, etc. do you still own and how much have the girls 'claimed'?!ReplyDelete