Last Thursday I went to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, I went by coach so it was a nice time to catch up with my friend and lots of chattering took place, we arrived just as they opened and headed straight for the traders :)
I was quite restrained this time, I bought some machine threads from Myfanwy, silk and cotton embroidery threads from De Haviland, Jacquard Lumiere paints from Ario, crinkly Lutradur and extra heavy pelmet vilene (not shown as it is being flattened out under a rug) from Nid Noi,a mask/stencil and a little pack of Kadi paper from Crafty Notions
I didn't realise until I emptied my bag but I obviously had a colourway in mind when choosing my goodies,although turquoise always finds its way into my thread purchases.
I always find the FOQ a little overwhelming and one day just isn't enough, reading other peoples blogs makes me realise how much I missed,
The highlight for me was Chunghie Lee Pojagi and Beyond I have followed her work for some time and there is a great U-Tube video here
for more images of what was on show at FOQ take a look on Facebook
I thought I would show you these stamps I bought recently from QVC, each block is 6" square, but seeing them on our large tv screen I thought they were going to be much bigger, forgetting they were demonstrating them on greetings cards LOL
never mind I still like them. but next time I will remember to measure first :)