Wednesday, 17 August 2011

SURPRISE AT THE FOQ

What a brilliant surprise I had when I went to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC on Saturday.
My elder daughter Suzanne had entered a Quilt and NOT told anyone bar Annette.
I wondered why Annette was taking me to the Quilts!
Well done Suzanne, your first Quilt in a Show, I am very proud of you as I know
you don't have a lot of time for sewing, it hangs beautifully too...
 I am pulling a very strange face cos I was talking at the time of the photo,
telling everyone around that my daughter had made this Quilt...
 I managed to meet a lot of WWW PP Forum friends at the show -
here is Irene B, moi and Marian [with my bolt of fabric]...
 Tessa, Marian, Kimmers, Kerstin, Ange, Cath, Maggi, moi and Annette in the front...
 Cath, Tessa, Marian with the bolt, Kerstin, Fiona, moi, Kimmers
Jane, Maggi and Annette at the PP stand - poor Jane...
 My lovely Susan from Liverpool and myself...
My purchases on Saturday...
 My Sunday purchases...
close ups...
 ooh yummy threads...
 I have a plan for these...
 and this...
 a piece of 30's fabric - I hope!!!...
 I can't find my stuff at home so bought more...
 I won this piece for £1...
 two pieces of SILK to play with, ooh...
and all this is what Suzanne bought when she went on Thursday,
I think she had beaten me hands down...
Fabulous day Saturday meeting up with everyone and then lovely day on Sunday, peaceful walking round in comfort. I didn't take any pictures of the Quilts as due to my neck problems I couldn't even look at them, it caused terrible pains in my neck so I gave up and went round the stalls again, but Annette has taken 500+ photo's. So no doubt I will be seeing those very soon. Yippee.
Rebecca was there as well of course, but she was at a class while all this jollity was going on!!!!

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13 comments:

Leah said...

What a wonderful quilt your daughter made! And what a surprise for you to see it hanging there.

I like all the loot you gathered up. Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you create with it all. :)

Tonya said...

Love the quilt she made and all ya'll purchases.

Rosa-Munda said...

What a lovely surprise seeing Suzanne's quilt at the show. Some great photos of the PP girls and an amazing stash - I can feel the joy! Ros

Susan said...

Hi it was so nice seeing you Jan af festival and an added bonus meeting your PP friend what lovely woman. Well done to suzzane entering her quilt which looks fab. If your at harrogate on the saturday we might bump into each other again if see ye at FOQ next year xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,, I just love those variegated threads you have in the Saturday purchases picture. What are they??
Lovely quilt by your daughter, well done her!!
Caz xx

QuiltandPatch said...

Oh JAN Those fabrics and threads what a lovely time you must have had chosing everything. Congrats to your daughter on her entry,as you say it is the taking part that counts! Can't wait to see what you will be making also your daughter too,she has bought some lovely things. I see cats!!!!

cookie said...

Hi Jan,

your goodies look very good. I see thinks that Im thinking " I should have bought some of that" .
Susannes Quilt is very good. Big surprise for you there.
hugs Kerstin

Maggi said...

Suzanne's quilt was so lovely. I had no idea it was hers because of course she has a different surname! What a talented family. between you all did you leave anything for someone else to purchase. Great photos and a really good laugh was had by all. So lovely to meet so many virtual friends again.

stashmaker said...

Hahahaha!!!
Yep, definitely think that Suz won on the old shopping front!!! Mind you, you got some jubbly things, and all that thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xxx

searchfamilies said...

Well done to Suzanne
You all have bought a lot glad you had a good time
Hugs Janice

Archie the wonder dog said...

Suzanne's quilt is great - what a lovely surprise for you! I also think she definitely wins the prize for the biggest haul - I hope you all have fun with your new treasures, they look lovely!

jan said...

Hi CAZ

the Saturday threads are by JANOME, you can purchase them at..

http://www.sewingtheseeds.co.uk/threads/1/

which is where I buy mine. Tell her Janet sent you, I don't get anything but it's nice for her to know I am telling people about her.

jan

jan said...

Hi Archie the Wonder Dog...

I feel I know you but cannot place you at the moment... anyway, thanks for your lovely comment. Yes she certainly won this time!!! Wait til next year though...I am on a mission now to beat both daughters at the buying stakes..
Jan
Probably from PP Forum aren't you?