Today I met up with Benta of SLIKstitches at the Parham House 'Stitches In Time' show.
It was really fun, and proves how you really can be friends with someone you have never met before, and carry on as if you really have been friends for a long time.
We swapped gifts - she was the recipient of the brooch I made a few days back, and I am now the lucky owner of ...
... the twin of a mug rug made for the Goodie Swap - I've been admiring those scissors from afar (and not particularly subtly), and now they are all mine; thank you Benta!
The younger FBs also came away with some great goodies, Benta sneakily pre-posted about them here, when she knew I would already be out of the house! They are being loved as I type - thank you so much from the small folk too!
We wandered round the stately home, admiring, and sometimes otherwise, the tapestries, needlework and collections on display; we tried not to put off the nice old ladies making lace and obviously had to do a little spending, imagine how rude it would have been not to...
Jenny Adin-Christie parted me from my money, but I don't mind.
The rain stopped in time for us to wander round the gardens for a hour, having previously spent some lovely time in the tea room, chatting with a weaver-turned-quilter, whose first quilt Benta and her daughter had been admiring in Greenwich earlier this week - it was all a bit spooky!
So that was my great day - no photos - too busy talking, and you've seen me already! (Still just a little bit intreagued at what you guys actually thought I looked like after yesterday!).
Now you must excuse me, I have to mentally prepare myself for going back to work tomorrow after 6 weeks off...