Jumping on the Domestic Novice's bandwagon and indulging in a little show and tell today.
There's plenty of both, because Monica and I made it to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC yesterday. Which meant much eye candy, even if I was too lazy to record any of it. I've learned from bitter experience that the lighting is SO bad in those huge exhibition halls, that I'd rather just soak in the visual treats than try to photograph them.
But it doesn't stop me from showing you the goodies which came home with me.
In fact, string-like substances made up the majority of my haul. This is becoming a slight obsession.
The wool is ear-marked for some felted bowls, which is quite a co-incidence, as I came across the first felted bowl I ever made at the show. I had dropped by unannounced to the Cotton Patch stand, hoping to say hi to Lisa and snag myself a copy of her new book (more on which, another time). There, holding her business cards on the desk, was a little felted bowl I had sent her two years ago. It sounds silly, but I was ridiculously touched. Somehow in this wide world, there are little connections which bind us together as a community. And sometimes, as Lisa put it, we even get the chance to hug someone we've read.
I felt the same way chatting to Janet and seeing her beautiful work, a small sample of which looks down on me from the shelves in my office. There's something about blogs which sticks us together, leading me on (in true show-and-tell linking style) to the washi tape, bought from the Selvedge stand.
So, that's the end of my show and tell. Any questions?
***that was a lot more fun than supervising my offspring's show and tell selections. Explaining why their teacher will probably not want them to bring in a gigantic Lego construction, or one of the cats, or their Granny...***