Friday, 8 February 2013

Friday smile

Every Friday Annie, aka Wipso, hosts a happy blog hop and this week I'm joining in.

Yesterday I went to the Hobbycraft and Stiching show in Manchester which was the first time for me.  As well as the tempting treasures on sale, some of which ended up in my bag of course, there were a number of exhibitions including a massive knitted work of art by designer Alison Murrae titled 'Above and Below theWaves.  A tunnel you could walk through full of the most beautiful and inventive knits - jellyfish, mermaids, sandcastles etc etc.  Out side was covered with knitted items as well and i managed(with my wonky camera) to take a couple of photos.

Pirates amid the knitted strips.



and this enormous sea-monster.  Wouldn't like to meet him when paddling at the seaside.

Another smile was the one on my face as I bumped into, literally, a couple of WOYWWers.  Had already met Jozart as I walked through the door with some more ladies and she told me AnneR and Lynn Holland were also there amid the hundreds of other crafters.  An hour or so later I was looking at a stall and saw this beautiful felted bag hanging from the shoulder of a complete stranger.  Couldn't resist telling her 'I love your bag' to find she stared straight into my face for several seconds before saying 'Is it Ann?' and I replied 'Is it Lynne?'  Answers 'Yes' on both accounts/  What a coincidence was that.  Met up later for a chat and to meet AnneR for the first time, and for a show and tell session which of course sent me back to the £1 stall when I saw some of the bargains AnneR had in her bag.

16 comments:

Annie said...

What a fab post. Love the pics but the biggest giggle was that you got me and my much older sister mixed up :-)
I am Annie aka WIPSO :-) hehehe
Thanks for joing in ....who ever you are ;-)
Hugs,
A x

JoZart said...

We really were all smiling yesterday, it was so lovely to see so many WOYWWers on parade. good to see you and I smiled yet again today when your quilt bag arrived safely.. it's so lovely! TYTYTY
jo x

Gill Edwards said...

That must have been some sight and so clever. Its as well the show wasnt near me or i would have been bankrupt.

Gill x

Samantha Elliott said...

Isn't that exhibition piece wonderful! It is great when you bump into WOYWWers unexpectedly at a show! hoping to do that in April at Ally Pally - you going?
xx

Alison Scott said...

How great to meet up in real life.
Will need to ask next week on WOYWW if anyone going to Glasgow Hobbycrafts in March.
That knitting is spectacular.

Caro said...

Isn't it lovely when you meet up in real life. I met with Anne (another WOYWWer) a few weeks ago which was lovely. I love those pictures. Thanks for the smile, love Caro x

Lynn Holland said...

It was great to meet you Ann and so funny how it happened. Are you as skint as me now.
Lynn x

Angie said...

What great shots ...wish I had been there to see them.

Twiglet said...

What a great day out!! I love all that seaside craftiness. x Jo

BumbleVee said...

what fun and even more fun meeting a fellow blogger ....

Angela Coles said...

wow, that sounds like a great exhibit.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah what a chuckle this post is Ann but also long to have been there too :D ah well glad you all shopped enough for me as well!! Shaz.xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post. You made me wish I still lived in Manchester, just so I could go to the show and meet up with all you lovely WOYWWers. Those little knitted pirates are too cute :) Elizabeth xx

cockney blonde said...

What an amazing display of knitting. I bet it was fab IRL, x

Tracy said...

Wow, that is incredible!

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, sorry I am so late! It was lovely to meet up with you. I had a wonderful day, made special by meeting so many lovely WOYWWers. I spent far too much too but loved every minute of it. Hugs, Anne x