Friday, 12 September 2008

Let Loose For The Day!

Don't you just want to dive in to this little heap of goodies??!
I had a day to myself yesterday...completely free to do as I pleased, linger as long as I cared, and shop to my heart's content. How great is that?
I went along to Birmingham, for the Knitting and Stitching Show at the NEC. It was amazing! Smaller than the Festival of Quilts, I believe, but definitely worth the trip. There were some fabulous works of textile art to muse over, and plenty of bookstalls to indulge that passion of mine...and of course, many many wondrous things available that I simply couldn't go home without!
The day also meant that I could meet Michala from Kaylacoo for the first time - which was wonderful. A gorgeous lady, with impeccable brooch sense! It was terrific to chat with her and her Guild friends about textiles, and whilst doing so, we also met up with Gina - ooh, the things I get up to when I'm allowed out on my own...!


ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Oooooh scrummy! I want your stuff now I've seen it. Will post pics of mine later. It was a good show wasn't it?

Jude said...

Oh you lucky thing, something I really do miss are exhibitions. So I really rely on everyone's explanations of things, and where to get stash!!

Gina said...

That was some rather fabulous shopping you got there! Was good to meet you!
Gina x

Marian said...

Isnt it nice when you are free for a day! No kids, husband or anyone else who might stop you from having fun (spending money that is). What are all those things? very colorful they are... but are they yarn?

Thanks for my prize, Im claiming it now! :)

mendytexas said...

I am so glad you visited my blog, because now I can see your gorgeous blog!! Your work is the jewelry! You are so talented! :)mendy

Malphi said...

Nice scrolling through your blog,
Susannah x

Kayla coo said...

Hello Charlotte,
Lovely things to buy, amazing displays to look at.
I bet you can't wait to use all your new purchases.
Michala x

hens teeth said...

Glad you had a good day ~ lovely purchases.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Sounds like you had a great day and had a shopping spree too. There is nothing worst than having people with you that are impatient. I bet you took your time :-)

Your goodies look inspiring.