Then we had to hit Webs, the yarn mega-store. I could get lost in the backroom alone :)
I came home with so many really neat ideas for future projects and gifts. I could have gone to a quilt show on Friday but I was just not into it. I looked at the vendor list on line and it was only so so. I'm starting to think after 30 yrs. of quilting, there really isn't anything new out there in the quilt world. Just the same old rehashed stuff. I get most of my inspiration from Pinterest or foreign bloggers and not local quilt shops or quilt shows lately. You get to a point where all you have to do is see a picture and you know you can do it without a pattern.
I do like a French quilting magazine that just came out with an English version. It's called "Simply Vintage". A local quilt shop is getting it and if you sign up, she'll call you to let you know when she gets the magazine in but.............she's charging $20.00 over the subscription price.....so getting the subscription and saving myself $20, time and gas was a no brainer.
Here are some pics from the Fiber Festival. I'd go to one of these every weekend if I could :)
I ended up buying yarn in the Bruins and Nashville Predators colors, alpaca and merino blend sock yarn, small feet sock blockers, an awesome deal on Lamb's Pride bulky (for thrummed mittens for next year's Christmas gifts) and a little thingy called a Wristaff (more on that thingy in another post). Next yarny events SPA weekend in Maine and Vogue in NYC. :)