Sue's place in the sun

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sydney Quilt and Craft show

Kathy Doughty in masterclass

Wendy Williams in masterclass
 Clare and I went to the Sydney Craft and Quilt show last Thursday, we booked into the Masterclass with Kathy Doughty and Wendy Williams at 10am. We wandered around that end of the hall looking at various stalls, fondling fabric, looking at wonderful patterns, notions and being inspired.

my goodies from the show
We bought stuff, the bag below is a Monica Poole pattern bought at Rosehill earlier this year, the pattern also has a spring loaded frame which I bought so I can make another bag, I heart patchwork was on $5 from Keith Ainsworth books, stitch is one of my favourite USA magazines but to buy at my local newsagent cost $26.95, uniquestitching were selling them for $13 each, some superior topstitch needles and thread from Punch with Judy. There is some easy threading needles, some wonderfil thread and a panel of Christmas fabric for the Christmas in July swap I am in.

New bag with a Monica Poole badge
I showed Monica my bag made from her pattern and received the pretty pink badge from her, it is a great bag, enough pockets and the really useful thing was putting an open ended zip in it, as per instructions.

Mothers day present arrived
Chris asked what I wanted for mothers day, yes I know it was a month ago but he had to wait for payday and then forgot and had to wait for the next one and me remind him to order from book depository, long story short it arrive Thursday and was at my front door when I got home from the city. I am not allowed to start anything new until some of the tops are turned into quilts, I have done the girls, got my been in oz ready to quilt. With moving in the next 6 weeks or so to Melbourne I will be packing up my sewing room soon as well as the rest of the house as Steve starts his new job 8th July but we are still looking at where to live.

1 comment:

Sue B said...

Looks like fun was had by all