we had at the Melbourne Trade Fair. Lynette, Vince and I flew down early on Saturday morning, and with the hour lost managed to get there around lunchtime. It was wonderful to see the other girls who are with Creative Abundance, and it was fun to have a stand that we all shared.....it meant we had the freedom to duck off now and then to socialize (not to mention, shop!) ourselves. Bronwyn Hayes was able to join us and it was lovely to catch up with her. Bronwyn will be joining us soon at Creative Abundance along with Janelle Wind....and then there will be eight of us.
The Melbourne based girls set up the stall, and did a lovely job of it. Lots of comments were made on how good it looked, especially given all the different styles we each bring to Creative Abundance.
I bought a new daylamp to do my work at night by.....a necessity these days as my eyes are just not what they used to be. Also a few other "essentials" which should be arrive on the doorstep this week. The show was particularly good for me, as it brought me back in touch with the industry after my time off. Some yummy fabrics around....one that spoke to me in a big way was a range called Lavender & Mint which will be around early next year....
I met Libby Richardson who'll be a fellow guest at the Stitcher's Dream Day Out next year. She and I hit it off immediately and I'm really looking forward to seeing her again. I love Libby's work as she has that quaint, old-world look that I favour myself.
Here's a pic of three of the girls on the stand....left to right - Leanne Beasley (Leanne's House), Melanie Hurlston (Melly & Me) and Lynette Anderson O'Rourke (Lynette Anderson Designs). You wouldn't think Lynette's eldest son is 27....how I envy her beautiful English skin!!!
On Monday we all went to Glen Harrow for a meeting. Set on 25 acres of beautiful gardens with guest cottages nestled here and there, and quirky little touches to make you smile, it is truly a delightful place.
Below are some photos of Glen Harrow to leave you with. I'd better get on with the day now. Till next time......