Actually I am beginning to calm down but I have had an amazing day full of special treats and surprises spent among friendly people and wonderful artwork.
I have to admit that the selling stands were extremely busy and I only got round a small portion. My shopping list got ignored and I bought several pieces of material that I didn't know I needed but which I will enjoy even if I don't yet know what I'll do with them! I didn't realise till I got home that the lovely ladies from Double Irish Quilts had put a teddy bear square of fabric and some sweeties in with my fabrics. Thank you ladies!
My DH is going to kill me..........I've bought another magazine subscription! I succumbed to Quilting Arts but then, they did give me a complimentary canvas bag to carry the current issue away in! Bargain!
After lunch Lynne and I decided that we really should have a look at some of the quilts as time was flowing away. These small quilts were from all over Europe (I think - poor memory again).
I particularly liked some in this group which coincidentally were from the UK - no bias honestly. I really like the subtle landscape style quilt in the middle.
An artist called Jo Budd had an exhibition of large textiles which you can see in the background of this photo:
Our time at the FOQ ended all too quickly - you could spend at least 2 days there without any trouble. Hmmmmm. Shall I nip back on Sunday??? Maybe not.
When I got home I found 2 more surprises waiting for me. The first, which I will blog about tomorrow, was a very generous parcel from Gina which she had already posted to me yesterday. I have already thanked her privately but Thank you again Gina. You are much too kind!
The second surprise was a present from National Savings and Investments! My premium bond had come up and I've won £50! I don't feel so guilty about spending now!