Monday, August 23, 2010

Please and Thank You

The Festival is over and I'm back home with my cat's. I can now get back to something like normal :) I am now on the scrounge. If you came to the fashion show and have any pictures of my outfits do you think you could you get in touch. The downside of modeling your own clothes is not being able to get pictures.

I'd also like to thank all the people who have helped me get through the show. Those who have provided practical help and moral support. I don't think I could have done it without you.

I did very well with my spending this year. I only made one unplanned purchase, Helen Deighans braiding book and braid plate. I love making cords and some of her flat braids were lovely and I think will be more useful than the cords. Certainly I've had fun with it so far.

In the planned shopping I visited Heide Stoll Weber. She dyed the fabric I used for Greek Fossils. I am now looking for bigger pieces of cloth to make bigger but similar quilts. She is a star and it taking on the task. I can't wait to see what she comes up with.

I also went to see Starr Designs. This is the company who sold me the kit for Holiday Starrfire last year. I have a plan to make a double wedding ring quilt with their fabrics so again I needed to special order yardage.  It is a lot easier to select fabrics when oyou are face to face, but now I understand how they refer to the different colours I think it will be easier in the future. My next simple quilt project will be another of their kits, the new one, Wild goose chase. Being me, I don't want a small quilt, so I had to buy more than one kit, but I think it will also mean I can make myself more quilting space. I'm really looking forward to having a play with the design. I think it will come out looking very similar but with a bit more quilting area and a lot larger. I enjoy their klits because they let me relax. The kits wortk and the fabric is lovely.


Fenland Textile Studio said...

Glad you made it back safely. I will ask around if anyone I know from the Guild/friends who don't blog took any photos of you. I forgot my camera!

Liz said...

Ferret, Sorry I didn't attend the fashion show so I can't help there but I certainly enjoyed my first show stewarding and seeing Linzi and having a go on her machines, Great fun! I really enjoyed chatting to you on the stand and am looking forward to your talk and workshop at Rocheberie Quilters in September. Liz

Julie said...

I have a couple of photos of you in the Fashion show Ferret although they were taken at a distance as I was in the middle of the Hall. I'll happily send them if you'd like them.

Ferret said...

Any and all photos will be much appreciated. You never know who has caught what details.

Liz said...

Susan Brisco has quite a few photos on her site including a few of you and Tet looking very manly with his sword. Liz X