I had a really pleasant quiet time sitting for 3 hours thinking, reading, looking at the countryside...and earwigging all sorts of one sided mobile phone conversations and musing on my fellow passengers' lives...it's always interesting to people watch on a journey...and then I was there, a fair walk from the station to the NEC down long, long corridors and then there it was...and I was in amongst the stitching, fabrics, makers, artists...heaven!
So here's a little taste, and a big thank you to the organisers and the patient stall holders and all the lovely people I chatted to, and ate my lunch with...and all the stitch artists who shared their work with me...colour, texture, plain, fancy, all manner of ideas and inspirations...such a rich variety to cheer my soul!
and booty of course, the opportunity to visit stalls full of fabrics and threads, and exhibitions of wonderful embroidery means a little spending must happen, an exchange of energy and love in return for the pleasure of viewing and chatting, and being inspired...
I came home exhausted but filled with happy memories of a lovely day...and the inspiration will stay with me, it has lifted me out of winter torpor and got my creative juices flowing again, so good to touch base with all those who love making and stitching! Thanks for sharing!
Hope you enjoy this tiny taster, and maybe you'll be able to visit next year