Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fun at the Fair

What a wonderful day it was yesterday at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair.  Some of the SEQueensland bloggers had arranged to meet up.
Here we are - Val, Teresa, Tatyana, Sandi, me and Noela in the front, with Lynda, Susan, Michelle and Fiona behind us.  Jane joined us also, and took the photo for us.  I think (as usual when we get together) we were the noisy table in the cafe area.

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,
  
 some ribbons and trims,
 Natalie Bird's new book, In My Garden,
 which she signed for me  - the quilt on the cover is beautiful, as is the bag,

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.

    



 I love it so much, thank you Teresa for such a lovely gift.






13 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Loved catching up with you Marilyn and we will definitely do it again. I think we were the noisiest table. Lol. Love all your goodies and there is nothing like a new mat. Nat's stall was as gorgeous as always. Love your spool collection...especially your new one xxx

Maria said...

Lucky ladies to meet up at the fair...
I see lots of "In my Garden Stitchery" does that mean something? A stitch along? do I need to buy it too?

Susan said...

It was a fun time!
people seem to be picking up on our "hint"
That spool is very pretty. - what a great collection you have.

Fiona said...

It was so great to catch up... you tempted lots of us to buy that book... I love it... have fun with your new goodies.. pretty trims...
Hugz

Narelle said...

Oh you lucky duck! :o)
Looks like a fun time and wishing I was there.

Helen said...

Looks as if everyone enjoyed themselves, and lots of lovely shopping items . I love cottage garden threads :)

Josie said...

Have to admit I'm a bit envious. There is nothing so good as a get together and it looks like you all had a great time. Lovely goodies you brought home too.

Tatkis said...

It was wonderful to meet you!
Lovely buys!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Anneliese said...

A lot of lovely things to be seen here. Your purchases are very promising. And you had a wonderful time as it is when like-minded ladies meet.

Teresa said...

It was so good to see you Marilyn. You purchased lots of lovely things and I can't imagine how you got the mat home on the train... all that way!!! Love your spool collection and I am so glad I was able to add to it!!! xx

De said...

Lovely purchases...can imagine your train trip! Noisy table? I highly doubt that - NOT!

shez said...

what a wonderful time you all had and love all your lovely purchases,i love ric rac too.Have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

EclectChic said...

Your spool collection is looking great! Though I think you might have a mouse problem... lol