Monday, August 15, 2011

The shopping has been unpacked...

...and this is what I bought at the NEC on Saturday. There were so many fantastic stalls there you could have spent hours just shopping. While dashing around the stands, I heard someone exclaim "thats one of mine!", and who should it be but the lovely Helen (HenHouse) and her equally lovely sister. I was wearing one of her pretty brooches! We had lovely chat, and they told me all about this amazing new presser foot for sewing curves at The Cotton Patch - I did go and watch the demo H, it looked really simple to use, can't wait to hear how you get on with it!

Here are my purchases. Some gorgeous polka dot fabric for some polka dot birthday bunting..
Some lovely red white and blue fabric for a custom bunting order for an event...
Some Aurfil threads that I have heard a lot about and have been dying to try, they are made in Italy and are totally gorgeous
A telephone, no not really, I bet you know that its a suction handle thingy to stop your ruler slipping when you're rotary cutting..

And last a little treat, a gorgeous kit to make this mini quilt, which I'm going to make as a wall hanging, couldn't resist the liberty prints.

That's my haul, looking forward to getting sewing!


  1. Hi Sally,
    That's a good haul for one day! It was brill, wasn't it, and great to meet you. Haven't tried the presser foot yet as have a quilt to finish before I allow myself to play. However, I also bought some Aurifil thread and can report it is really good, used it for the hand binding on a quilt last night and just now in my machine, no tangles. A good buy price-wise too, especially the 5,900m for £20 (just wish they'd had more stock in the big cones). Happy sewing!
    Hen x

  2. some lovely fabrics there and how lovely to bumped into another blogger!
    Lisa x

  3. Like your buys - I saw the curvy presser foot - it looked great. Great that you met Hen I looked out for fellow bloggers but didnt spot any. Happy sewing.

  4. What fabulous goodies you treated yourself too,

    Victoria xx

  5. Lovely fabrics, Love your blog! Now following xx Ava