|In this photo are L-R: Helen, Debi, me, Elaine, Alison, Katy, Elise, Katy, Kerry (& Franca took the photo)|
When I headed off in the morning it was snowing heavily, but by the time I arrived in Glasgow it was just rain, rain rain. But it did not dampen my excitement. First some of us met for coffee and to dry off, then we headed up to Mandors fabric shop where Hazel (who not only writes her own creative blog but also works at Mandors) welcomed us and told us all about the sale that was on, and a few tips on things to look out for, and then we shopped!
I was able to get a few things that were on my wish-list: mainly some jersey fabrics, as I find these difficult to purchase online. I really need to feel the fabric for myself, for the stretch and thickness. I also got some lining and a zip, all pretty boring stuff really, but necessary.
Katy got an amazing deal on some upholstery velvet and Debi bought some beautiful Liberty fabric. The other Katy snapped up a deal on corduroy and Kerry chose some sweet Pirate fabric to make baby bibs. Helen chose some drapey spotty fabric and gorgeous purple jersey, whilst Elaine found a fantastic digital print that wowed all of us. There was too much choice for Alison so her pennies stayed safely in her purse. Franca found some red cotton to create a Collette blouse and Elise was even more sensible and avoided the temptation altogether by just meeting us for lunch.
We had lunch in the tea rooms at The Butterfly and the Pig and it was a beautiful place, if you ever get to Glasgow it is well worth a visit. They use old porcelain tea cups and the building itself is amazing.
|L-R Franca, Helen and Debi|
|L-R Elaine (top of head only), Alison, Katy, Elise, Katy|
|L-R Kerry and Franca|