Sunday, 23 November 2008

I spent a very pleasant couple of hours at the show in the company of Sandra Wyman who blogs as The Dyers Hand. We had met originally at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and I was pleased to meet her again in Harrogate. We had arranged to meet at the Ario Stand which obviously meant that I indulged in a little shopping before she arrived! :o)
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I finally succumbed to "Finding Your Own Visual Language" which I am looking forward to getting to grips with.
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After my chat with Claire Benn about Breakdown Printing I had to invest in her book above.
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I didn't buy any fabric or threads, but I did indulge myself as you can see. I had been saving some money especially for the show and I also had a lovely win in a lottery when I was on holiday so I didn't feel so guilty.
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The day ended with a beautiful evening
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and a ride home on the coach with a promise from Sandra that we will meet up again in the new year and have a girl's day out in Bradford which has a good supply of fabric and textile shops!

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PS .For clarity I would just say that not all the purchases were made from Ario.

4 comments:

Carol said...

Aren't Ario great, Karen and Fi have their unit just up the road from my house, spitting distance! Trouble for the pocket though!!!!!

Wendy Coyne said...

I thought you might like to know that there is a blog dedicated to working through the Find Your Own Visual Language book http://finyovislan.blogspot.com/ you are welcome to join if you want to, just leave a comment with your email address and I will send you an invite.

Dot said...

Looks like you got some wonderful goodies Julie..

sharon young said...

So glad you got to the show, Julie, your purchases look great and it looks as if you managed to get to all the main attractions.
Many thanks for your comment on my latest post.