My recent silence was due to two trips. First. on Thursday night up to Penrith for a Chambers event the next day. Of course stayed at my parents and seized the opportunity to put my head together with Dad's to design a hanging system for the hall. I thoroughly enjoy the brainstorming of possibilties with him. But, I confess, once he starts being specific about widgits and thingummies I have to make him come to the hardware store with me. Of course once we got there we saw a product that made us re-design on the spot!
I think our ideas were clearer in our heads than on our sketches for each other. He is making two pulley systems as we speak and they are to be couriered down to me this week. Thanks to www.ironmongeryonline.com we found suitable pulleys. More one the design later. Meanwhile the decorators have made a start on the hall today.
From there we went to Worcester as a base for Quilts UK for the weekend. This was one of my favourite quilts made by Sylvia Haines
Only one small annoyance to spoil two days of quilt viewing and shopping: I went to buy a certain product I shall not identify. I had seen it online with this supplier and it would cost £64.50. At the show they had a big sign - buy at the show and get a 'fantastic gift'. Well who is to say no? I was presented with my gift option (microstitch gun or plastic project bag, neither of which I really wanted that much) and a purchase form with a price which now forget but which was over £80. Huh? I commented that the price was more than online and I'd rather buy it that way for less. Quickly an alternative purchase form was pulled from a table at the back of the stand and put in front of me for the show discount price of £63. Is it just me or is that shabby practice? Isn't a 'gift' something I don't pay for?!