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.
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.