Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Happy Trip Away!

Good Evening to You All,
I hope everyone has been well since I lasted posted, but sending out kind thoughts if you haven't.

Well I had a fab time in Birmingham at the Nec and of course meeting up with Blogging friends, here we are;

Sorry they are a bit grainy, but in them you can see, Christine and Patricia at the back, then from right to left, Hazel, Mrs. Duck or Ang and her friend Nesta whom she has mentioned  on her blog. I'm in the top photo.  This was us at the Harvester where we had a lovely meal and a good old laugh and chat. The evening was over all too quickly though.

On Friday morning Patricia, Hazel and my good self headed for the craft fair and when we walked in this was what was on display;


Isn't this quite something! all made of paper and created by the readers of the Woman's Weekly Magazine.  Very apt for this particular time. the wreaths of poppies are all knitted or crocheted.

Here is some of the goodies I bought;





 
Sorry about the amount of photos, please feel free to switch off it it gets boring for you.
I really didn't think I was going to be buying all that much, but I couldn't resist the butterfly set and the pen holder from the MDF Man, and the Envelop Punch. The other buy I couldn't resist was some cross stitch from Micheal Powell and of course some stamps and a beautiful die from Lavinia Stamps Celtic range. So I'm looking forward to getting down to play.

It was a super few days but very tiring, I was glad to get home, when away somewhere coming home feels like I live at the other end of the world. I didn't even have the delicious peanut fudge that Ang had made, I'd packed it away in my case in the bus hold.  Didn't get all that much of it either as Alistair claimed it, said he had never tasted anything so good, so thank you Ang.

It's a long post, but some of the lovely friends from around the world might like to see what we've been doing.
I must try and catch up with your creations, but I will say Good Night for now,

21 comments:

vic said...

Hi Kate oh wow it looks like you all had an amazing time how lovely to all meet up :) loving the goodies you bought i love looking at things like that I'm so nosey ha ha! Enjoy all your lovely new bits my friend
Hugs
Vic x

Hazel said...

Good evening Kate, hope you have got over your extra long journey? I did think of you when I was sitting with my feet and you were still on the bus home, we will have to think of some other way to make meeting up easier for you. I totally agree with Alistair about Angs chocolate.

I have had a busy day so I will post my buys tomorrow. Your pic of the display hasn't come up on your blog post!
Take it easy. Hazel xx

rachel said...

so glad you had a good time Kate - your goodies look wonderful and I can't wait to see what you make with them xx

Rita said...

Hello Kate. Sounds as if you all had a great time on the Thursday night and an even better day on the Friday. Hope you still had a few pennies in your purse when you got home. I hope you got the recipe for the Peanut Fudge, it sounds delicious. Love all the goodies and the envelope punch board does some beautiful boxes too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like you had fun. We stayed over Wed night and were at the show on Thursday. Lots of lovely goodies there. Can't see the pic of the display though, which was lovely. Glad you bought that fun Little Claire stamp. I have some candy so do hop over x

Sue said...

I am so pleased that you had a good time and now have lots of lovely new goodies to play with.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos, it's nice to put names to faces.
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Folks, thanks for pointing out that the photo hadn't shown up, here it is now x

Carol said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful time was had Kate, great photos...a fabulous array of stash too! Carol x

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
Oh! My! Word! I am sure there is far more "stuff" there than I remember seeing spread all over Hazels bed!!?
Your going to have loads of fun with that lot. Look forward seeing the creations.
What a fantastic time we had, just a pity you have such a long journey after Hazel & I see you off on the bus to Inverness.
Felt rather guilty sitting in my PJs having a HOT cuppa while you were only half way home.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Mrs C
Well, thank goodness the pics are grainy. . . . .I look better in grain, now I've been outted, lol!
Gosh, there was me thinking I was bad with my stash extending into 2 photos!
You lucky lady managing to get the Card-io pine cone stamps. They had run out on Thurs so I had to order on line.
Will email the sweet treat recipe. Can't have Alastair going hungry lol!
It was a joy to see you all again.
Take care.
Ang x

pam said...

hi Kate, looks like you all enjoyed yourselves, lovely goodies you have bought, cannot wait to see your creations.
thanks for posting the photos.
pam

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate so pleased you had a lovely time at the NEC and you have some fabulous stash there. Looks like you will be kept busy for quite a while! Susan x

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Kate, my goodness you did have a good spend! It was a great evening I must admit, following a super day. Luckily for me John cannot eat sweets, chocolate etc so I got to keep the lot! Yay! Love and hugs Christine xx

May said...

Hi Kate, Sounds as though you all had a fabulous time...Love all your goodies & photos...Hugs May x x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Kate, looks like you all had a fab time, I went on Thursday and it was very busy. I too bought lots of things I hadn't intended buying but it's so tempting when everything is there under one roof. It was a good job hubby was there to carry the bags. Hope you get to play with some of your goodies soon.
Lorraine

Diane said...

Hi Kate, wow look at all the fun goodies. Wonderful pictures and wow love the paper art.

Hugs Diane

meg said...

Hi Kate it looks as though you had a great time, can't wait to see the cards you make with the new goodies

Erika said...

Wow Kate that's some collection of new stash, bet you can't wait to have some fun with that lovely lot?
The Memorial made out of paper looks truly stunning, what a lot of work but for such a worthy cause.
I'm glad you guys had a super time, was thinking of you all Saturday whilst running around at work looking a little like a chicken minus head! LOL. The run up to Christmas has started. Boo!

Enjoy some crafty time with your new stash, hugs Erika. x

Sandy said...

I am pea green with envy!! Wonderful pictures!!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

That's my favorite thing about going to a stamp show, meeting up with friends and sharing the experience and checking out what all of us purchased! WoW, Kate, what a haul, looking forward to seeing what you do with it all. love the pen holder, beautiful. I also loved the part about I didn't think I was going to buy much....ha ha ha, once you get there, you get so enthused everything looks fun and exciting... so glad you could get away and had such a marvelous time AND shared it with all of us!!!

Hugs
Sue

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, looks like you had allot of fun in Birmingham. Hugs Anet x