Our weekend is now but a memory but what a memory!
The Craft Fair and Quilt Show in Hamilton was great, so much to see.
And then the Vintage Textile Fair in Auckland. There was so much to touch and sort through, and so much to fall in love with!
And I managed to catch up briefly with Shane which was fun, but way too short.Sorry we couldn't have spent more time together, maybe next visit?
Lots of lace and linens, not always that cheap either. I had to be very strong.
So many people pushing to see what exciting things are on offer. But I think one of my favorite stalls had to be this one. Lots of vintage American quilt tops.
All from the 1830's and 1840's, all sizes, all stitched by hand. And all made from Feed sacks.
Apparently the farmers wives were always looking for fabric to sew with, and now and again used the feed sacks. Then someone discovered that if the sacks were made with more colourful fabrics, when the farmer had finished with them they were in high demand by wives for making quilts.
These are what all the reproduction fabrics are based on.
On Monday we were lucky enough to experience $12 Scallop night at Iguana in Hamilton.
The scallops got delivered to my table and I cooked them myself on a very hot stone. Melt in the mouth!
Back soon to show you the best part of the weekend......