I loved this one by Brenda Thomas
And this take on the fairy story "The Princess and the Pea" made us smile, especially the disgruntled look on said princess's face!!!'
However the two quilters that really caught my attention were Delia Cecil and Christine Restall. I especially loved the colourful, modern works by Christine, so much so that I treated myself to a new book on modern improv quilting!! So look out for something different coming from "the hive"!!!
Here though is a sample of Christine's work that was on show yesterday.
I really love the quilting on this one.
Ahem!! That's not quite all we bought.............. But suffice to say the Janome lady offered us a deal we just couldn't refuse. It was almost like it was meant to be, really. We had discussed on the way to the show how much we would love a machine with a larger harp space and a few extras, and I told Imelda how I was going to The World of Sewing next week to test drive a couple. Well would you believe it World of Sewing had a stand at the show. We were offered the machine we both wanted, the Horizon 8200QC at a massive £500 off the retail price. This is a third off the price. And we didn't have to trade in our current machines either. Even so we stayed sensible, went to have a coffee to discuss the investment, walked around the traders then headed straight back and handed over our credit cards!!!
Can't wait, delivery day is Thursday...... I'll tell you all about her when she arrives.
So so happy stitching............Jacky O