Eventually we all went our separate ways, and got on with the business of checking out the many merchants, and doing just a bit of shopping - some of us more than others.
My purchases included
just a little fabric, and some purse hardware and kit,
and my new cutting mat. My old one is starting to flake green snow whenever I use it, so a new one was on my necessities list. I must say though that it was interesting bringing such a large mat home on the commuter train, part of the time involving having to stand. It did get a little bent up but has straightened out now.
Teresa gave me a lovely little painted spool to add to my spool collection.
And here it is, brightening up the corner of its new home.