Large crowd and wonderful displays and shopping. Quilter's Heaven!
Heard plenty of laughter and everyone was so patient with the crowd. So friendly too when they hear our "accent". Must say that Australia is right up to date with the latest available as I could very well have been attending a show at home. Of course, there were different attractions and different stands featuring lots of new things I hadn't seen before, but I mean in general, we can hold our heads high.
Fabrics! My goodness, one could've sent a shipload home. Many more stands sold by the metre too (yes,, not by the yard) rather than Fat Quarters. Nothing short of spectacular. I weakened just a little......
The Show is on for FOUR days, so I will show you one topic at a time.
Pleat Makers for their textured projects. Maybe I should consider being an Exhibitor here sometime in the future??
Here is another bag called "A Bag for all Walks".
Isn't it interesting? All decorated hexagons.
Spotted an evening dress that had a side feature that looked like it had been crinkled with Texture Magic.
We are staying at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, a pretty upmarket Hotel adjoining the NEC. However, I was surprised that the rooms had no Bar Fridge and I like to have fresh milk for my English Breakfast Tea and soft drinks (remember I'm working!), so I enquired. "That's right Madame, but we can offer you a Mini Fridge". "That will be fine thank you, please do so". I wasn't quite expecting what I got but it was very nice of them to oblige. I have opened the door so as you could visualize the proportions of such. I will leave you with this image until next time - enough room for a bottle of water, a yoghurt and a mini bottle of milk, taken out when I snapped this to humour you! I even had to take the shelf out to fit that much in too. So as you may judge the size, that's the skirting board around the floor you see to the left hand side.