I went to the Glasgow SECC to see the International Craft and Hobby Fair on Saturday.
I went with a card-making friend and she was thrilled at seeing an entire exhibition hall full to the brim with traders all focused on card making. I looked around with her but of course I was just itching to get into the other exhibition hall for stitchers!
There were lots of cross-stitch and embroidery stalls, lots of patchwork and a few knitting stalls.
Only one stand had bolts of dressmaking fabrics, so I got these:
The red one is quilting cotton that I will make into the godets of a red skirt. I don't have a pattern yet, but this fabric knows what it wants to be. I love how the wild flowers get smaller and smaller the further up the fabric they go.
I knew immediately that the green lawn and the white/blue/red chiffon-like fabric would become the blouse from Butterick 5692. I just love it when the material knows what it wants to be!
I am also planning to make a quilt for a niece as a house-warming gift in blues, so here are some of the fabrics I bought for that quilt:
The greens won't be going into the quilt, but they came with the selection of blues as a pack, but I don't mind as green is my favourite colour and i will definitely be able to find a happy home for them. The brown fat quarter with the vintage ladies I bought on a whim really and have no idea what I will do with those pretty gals - probably a gift.
So that was Saturday... then I woke up on Sunday, with lots of sewing intentions, and had a very sore throat and very little ability to swallow or even move for that matter. I was so achey all over that I took the day off work and went to the Doctors today.
Turns out I have tonsillitis.
Now I am on bed rest, paracetomol and antibiotics. Hopefully I'll be back to work by Friday.