Saturday, 15 March 2008

Sewing and Hobbycrafts NEC Birmingham - Part Two

As well as the shopping mentioned in the earlier post, I had plenty of time to stop and talk to all sorts of interesting people. From chatting in the queue for coffee with the guys at Kismet Creations to admiring Jane Davies dolls.



I've always had a soft spot for any form of ethnic/folk embroidery so these really caught my eye.
When bloggers get together, they shop!! I was delighted to meet up with Maggie (identified by that marvelous black and white bag) who blogs as Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese As you can see, Maggie is holding some packets of the wonderful mother of pearl buttons that were for sale at a bargain price. ( I so much hate having my photo taken!!!)


This little lady came from Rarelizzie who was demonstrating friendly plastic in the hobbycraft hall, I have know Liz for several years although our paths have not crossed recently so it was great to catch up on the gossip and see her new techniques especially the one she calls ooze which I am sue will turn up on her blog or website very soon if its not already there.

5 comments:

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

I was good to meet you Sue, amazing I too phgotgraphed the ethnice beadwork. It was sort of tucked away at the back and I was delighted to find it. The colours were wonderful. So what are you going to do with your buttons?
Bestwishes
Maggie

Threadspider said...

I wish I had been there-it looks really interesting. The picture of the Rabari embroidery was inspirational-great photo too.

Liz welch said...

Hi Sue,
It was wonderful to catch up a little with you too. I wish I had had more time to find out all the things you are up to, but I am glad that the bikes and embroidery are still going strong.

Oooze is on my website, and will appear on the blog soon, but I need to finish the show first, and catch up with myself. Do stay in touch.

Julie said...

I went to the NEC today as planned. It was busy in Sewing for Pleasure but not as bad as Hobbycraft which I popped into at the end. I missed the MOP buttons :( but went a bit mad with other stuff tsk tsk!

bikerted said...

Revenge is sweet for all the times that you have taken photos of me when I've been unaware.Hee hee