After a rushed start to the day......I swear time speeds up when you are checking facebook!.....we made it to our morning Take & Teach Session just in time. Afterwards we headed back in to the main hall, with our map marked with all of the booths that we wanted to revisit for our purchases.
Hannah had me super organised this year with no back tracking and a clear schedule.....even down to the time we would break for lunch. I love having my own P.A.!
I always like to be able to take my purchases with me, but this isn't always possible as a lot of booths just don't have the room to store everything. I did manage to buy all of this (so far) and it will be coming home with me......even if I have to leave my clothes behind!
I have to pack my bags tonight and see if I have any room left for some more purchases tomorrow.
I have placed several other orders for new stock, but that will all have to be shipped so I expect the delivery will be a few weeks away.
I have also ordered a couple of new fabric ranges......not with US reps as I like to deal with our Australia companys. I was under the pump to place my order for some Moda fabric before Monday's deadline but wanted to see the fabric in person. I bumped in to Laurie Simpson at her part of the Moda stand and loved their new range 'Lexington'........so that is what I ordered......beautiful blues, creams and tans. I have also ordered the precuts and I think the delivery date is August.
The other new range is Helen Stubbings basics called 'Basically Hugs'......beautiful small prints in cream, pink, red, light blue, dark blue and grey. These will slot in to the shop very well indeed and may even end up in a BOM......but stay tuned for that news.
I was one of the lucky 40 people today to get an autographed copy of Gail's new book 'Patchwork loves Embroidery'. It is just gorgeous.....gee I think I have been in the States too long! The projects are great....and I am not sure which one is my favourite, it's so hard to decide! I will try and bring a couple of copies home with me but as you can appreciate books are weighty. However, I will be placing a large order for them to be shipped to me, so if you would like to purchase one please let me know.
Well my P.A. has crashed and is having a hannah nap.......and I am off to stitch some hexagons.....because we all know......
Linda from Pittsburgh but only for 2 more nights!