Monday, 28 May 2012

Off The Wagon

Hi, I'm Anthea, & I'm a Fabric-and-Pattern-aholic.... having struggled with my urge all through last week, I relented & blew it... oh, I feel so much better now, thanks for that!

Ok, so what really went on is that yesterday I went to the Perth Craft & Quilt Show. That is the first show of it's kind I've ever been able to get to, & I really enjoyed it. I did go with hopes of finding some fabrics for my Market Day Wallet from The Birdhouse, & indeed I got a fistful of beauties....


 
I also got the Angel Project Tote pattern I had been eying off for a while, & a sweet Christmas themed design too....

Oh, & I believe there were heaps of some other patterns & a few more fabrics that found their way home with me...  (*insert sheepish face!)

I was really taken with all the different crafts & hobbies - you all know what I mean - and the Quilt Display, well that really blew me over. On the way home, I found myself thinking how wonderful it is that of all the thousands of people who go to those shows, everyone has their particular interests & ability level, and it's so great that we enjoy what we create & create what we love....

At one of the first stands, I saw a number of Moonshine Designs bags on  a stand for Margaret's Fabrics, & was lucky enough to meet Monica Poole herself.... she was chuffed to know that I had made a couple of her bags. I also got chatting with another blogger, whose blog name escapes me for now, but I'm sure we'll find each other in blog-land somehow.

These are some of the pics I took at the display... very inspiring & just oh so lovely to look at....


All hand-pieced 1" hexys


 Some of the quilts were very artistic, like this fairy-garden-type one, can you see the fairy in the doors below?



This one was my favourite art-type quilt, like  a portrait

And this one had a lot of important-looking ribbons hanging off it....
Phew, what a photo fest this post is... anyway, I did love my trip to that show... however next time it might be  wiser for me to take CASH ONLY, & leave the cards at home...

Have a Fantastic Week...!

ps: I posted my Once A Season parcel on Friday.... where did it go, I wonder?!




7 comments:

Jeanette said...

I have the same problem. I recently bout the Market Day Wallet pattern myself. :). Great goodies you bought. Hugs,

Cheryll said...

Oh Anthea... sounds like a ball! Isn't it wonderful eye balling all the beautiful quilts at an exhibition! I loVe it!
Addiction... such a silly word...;)

Wish we could meet at a "show"... too bad we live completely opposite each other on this big island! :(

Chookyblue...... said...

its a good problem to have........lovely shopping.......
the girl art quilt is gorgeous I saw it on another blog the other day.......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I also have that problem....LOL

shez said...

what cute patterns and fabric you bought Anthea,lovely buys.Thankyou for the quilt tour and i am so glad you enjoyed your day.xx

Leanne said...

Lovely purchases Anthea, enjoy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely quilts Anthea and great shopping.....I have that Market Wallet pattern too but haven't made it yet!

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