Saturday, September 26, 2009

Non-Stitching Acquisitions at Quilt-A-Fair

In addition to all the stitching and quilting items, I found a few other items that I 'needed' to bring home with me.....I couldn't resist these two handmade purses...isn't that lizard just adorable?!

This next photo is blurry, and no matter how much I tried, I could not get these items to photograph well!  I collect the QAF pins each year, which will get added to my already crowded Guild nametag.  One is a really cute stork scissor pin, and the last is a sampler-looking stitching pin. 

Last, but certainly not least, is the absolutely awesome basket.  This vendor imports hand woven baskets, made in Ghana, Africa.  They are made from a straw called "Elephant Grass."  The colors are mostly from plant extracts that will not run or stain.  The handle is covered with goat...handles are a nice red and done in a woven style.  The basket I chose is about 15 1/2" wide, 7 1/2" deep, and 10" high.  This is going to be displayed on the top of the big hutch on my desk.  I had a terrible time choosing from the dozens of baskets they had!

We met with an old friend and went out for a nice dinner after all the shopping.  I was exhausted by the time we got home!  But, I have lots and lots of great new things to stitch! 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  My DH's favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, are playing the Colorado Rockies in Denver this weekend.  We talked about getting tickets and going to the game tonight, but eventually decided against it. 

Happy Stitching! 

Vicki in CO


Meari said...

You brought home some awesome items from QAF!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous. I especially love the bag with the lizard. SO beautiful. Love also the fabrics you purchased and the patterns.

Nancy M said...

Great finds at the show! Sounds like a perfect day! I love those little pins too, my LNS carries several of them.

5 Foot Runt said...

Hi Vicki. I think I missed your welcome but I do welcome you tothe group. You have some beautiful finds there. The baskset is just wonderful.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely stash acquisitions!