Whew, the heatwave has finally broken here, and there’s been torrential rain and rather loud thunder. There’s probably been lightning too, but I couldn’t be bothered to look between the curtains next to my sick bed to find out ;o) Is it wrong that I’m ecstatic that I won’t have to listen to shrieking kids playing outside all day? If nothing else, at least I can catch up with all the blog reading I’ve missed since I went on holiday…
Anywho, without further ado, since I know you don’t really care about my misery and rain, here’s the haul I brought home from FQR, photo backdrop courtesy of Susan’s trampoline yesterday morning:
The goodie bag:
Goodie bag courtesy of Liberty, notions from Abakhan and Korbond.
Scrap bag of Pat Bravo goodness.
Samples from Makower UK of their London line, some of which I used last year for the cushions I did for the Fat Quarterly jubilee special.
Silk ribbons and threads.
Moda mini charm pack.
Fabric from the Eternal Maker (Hadley, don’t look, it’s brown ;o) )
FQ from Riley Blake – quite handy as my yellow solids always seem somewhat lacking.
Lots of leaflets and vouchers. I had to borrow Susan’s Oakshott voucher, as I actually spent mine already *ahem*. Please admire the packing slip too ;o)
New floss from Aurifil.
Yet another goodie bag, this time from the lovely Emily, who surprised us all at dinner:
Emily has just started a new service where she will baste your quilts for you – for those of us with tiny floor spaces (and haven’t just been lucky enough to get loft flooring!) this is a fab idea! You can also hire her studio and the use of her quilting frame, shame I don’t live nearer to South Devon!
And then onto the stuff I spent my cold, hard cash on…
Oakshott fabulousness, for a secret project.
Organic scrap packs from Eternal Maker, because I love Birch organics stuff, especially those ellies, and they were £4, so I just had to…
A pendant I’d pre-ordered from Kerry.
Cone of Aurifil that I ordered from our favourite Fluffy Sheep, Cindy (there was a spool too, but it’s in my machine already, and I didn’t have time to retrieve it ;o) )
Liberty just because I could, but I think it’ll be lining for some evening bags, among other things.
More Liberty, but this time from the scraps piles at Shaukat, again, just because I could, and I have a vague idea of a use for it. Maybe…
I really need to go for a lie down after all that lot!
Hope you're feeling better soon. I found the packing slip in my knickers when I unpacked!! 🙂 Good to know about Emily's service because I have nowhere to baste anything big!
That's a great lot of loot! Looks super fun! 🙂
Nice bit of loot lady! Hope it made you feel a bit better :o)
Great haul! Feel better!
I am so amazed at all your goodie bag goodies!! WOW! What a haul.
And your oakshott choice is just so luxurious looking.
Fabulous haul!! Don't get struck by lightening like Manchester did 🙂
Hope you are feeling better. Lovely lot of things you took hone
Good Grief…did you take an extra suitcase to get that lot home?
Some lovely pretty shiny things there Miss.
I love hearing about your misery and the rain 😉 Great haul and what's this about using that gorgeous fabric for lining!?
Did you bring an extra bag for loot? You will love that aurifil cone, it is all I usually have on my machine. Looks like you had fun 🙂
wow, you're making me so excited to go through my loot! I'm still here in the city with the family :). What an amazing weekend!
Glad to hear that you've finally got rain. My folks just returned from London and my Dad had commented that the parks looked a bit worse for wear (he's an ex-farmer so weather and how the "crops" are managing are always the #1 topic. And when I say "ex-farmer" I'm talking 50 years ago…).
Hope you feel better soon so you can start playing with all those lovelies. I am not jealous. At all. A-huh.
Good haul! I have a few scraps left of that elephant fabric from buying it a while back, and I am eking it out in tiny increments.
Looks like you will be busy for a while with all that loot 🙂
Have fun with all that loveliness! Feel better soon xx
All great goodies!
A secret project, mmm …
I'm sure you'll keep us posted (when finished and handed over?)
That's quite a haul! Lots of fabulous goodies!!
Ahhh…I wondered what Susan's background was… Now I know the secret to fantastic photos! Great lot of stuff.
You sure have done a thorough job of documenting all the goodness that was given and bought at FQ Retreat. I'm still somewhere between London and California time…zombie-ville
Good work! How many people did you beat down to get that little lot????!
Oh my gosh, what a fab haul!
You have bought some nice things at the quilt market too. That was just a great weekend 🙂