Saturday, 24 November 2012

The Knitting and Stitching Show

I set my alarm for 7am this morning (I know, on a Saturday!) so that I could be in Harrogate in time for the start of the Stiching and Knitting Show. Tim was less than impressed. I was expecting massive queues but as we'd arrived so early we were pretty much the first people there. Oops. Here I am (feeling a bit of a prat) outside the Harrogate International Centre waiting for the show to start.

It was actually really lovely to get there so early as it meant we could mooch around the stalls easily and really look at the fab products on show. I had it in mind that I'd try and find some fabric to go with the Winter Wonderland fabric I bought yesterday for mine and Tim's Christmas stockings.
I ended up buying a fat quarter of these two fabrics at pretty much the first stall. Yay me! Tim chose the grey one as it features mushrooms (his Dad is a fungi specialist!) I got the red one with the birds.
Both of the fabrics are by Annela Hoey for Moda. The red fabric is Cherry Christmas -  Cherry Robin and the grey is A Walk in the Woods - Birds on Apples. So cute.
My only other purchase was a meter of a red large spot fabric. Not sure who its by, but I thought it would tie in with the other fabrics.
I had hoped to buy some fabric for the backing to Emma's Quilt but I just didn't see anything that was perfect! I'm happy though we had a lovely day out. We managed to escape just as it was getting busy, so Tim was happy. I also bought him a bun from Betty's teashop on the walk back to the car. What a lovely wife I am.

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