I have not been feeling very inspired recently, I don't seem to be able to get into any stitching, may be because I am feeling little tired.It has probably a lot to do with the kind of the weather we are having at the moment. After the fantastic start to our spring it all went backwards, cold and frost, which now is being followed by torrential rain and high winds, enough to make you feel miserable.
When the invitation to the Creative Craft Show at Bath & West Showground arrived, I did not think I would go. This is an annual show, close to where I live. It has been going down the hill for the past few years, being taken over by card making and anything paper (which is great if you like cardmaking). But I always went, in a hope of some improvement, and because it is only some 10 miles up the road, but returning home disappointed again.
Last minute decision to go was mostly due to the fact that today I was driving past anyway, so I stopped by. I am glad I did! At last the organisers listened to complains from textile crafts people!
This year there is so much more for quiltmakers and embroiderers.
So, after thinking that I would be in and out in no time, with very little in my bag, the opposite was happening, as my bag was filling up quite quickly.
fabric and Lynette Anderson's pattern from Cross Patch
threads from Polstitches ( I could spend a lot more money there)
and more fabric from Sew Enchanting, this time a background for stitcheries, for Lynette Anderson's BOM "Fernhill" (first part arrived this month), and a pretty fat quarter.
there was also a stand with MDF blanks, not of any immediate interest, but worth knowing about
It was time to go, just a quick look upstairs to take a picture. Usually there isn't so much up here, some half a dozen stalls of various guilds. But there in the corner I found Margaret Beal with her soldering iron. Some of you might know her book:
But I had to leave, no time to join her workshop. May be next time...
Today was a good day for inspirations...........