We arrived safely at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and started off in the Pavilion complex. The first booth we hit was so much fun! Called Yesterday’s Charm, they had all sorts of vintage dishtowels and embroidery patterns and other great vintage stuff. They even had vintage dishtowel yardage! I couldn’t resist an iron-on transfer pattern of butterflies for towels at the Squash House kitchen. I got the pattern and 7 yards of toweling to make all the designs. I'm also going to look for some sort of vintage trim for the edges of the towels. The green stripe will look great with the new lights in the kitchen! The gals in this booth were hilarious and having a great time as were we!
Next we stopped by the Sew Steady Portable Table booth which also carried the Bendable Bright Light that so many of you love for your sewing machine and also some great apron patterns. I knew Vicki could use the light so I encouraged her to talk to them about it. Up walks this gal:
What a hoot! It was Katie Organ from The Paisley Pincushion (Terri - I was thinking of you!) who was sharing the booth! I asked her permission to take her photo for my blog and she graciously obliged! Thanks, Katie – what fun!
Then we wandered down to the Bernina booth(s). I always love seeing the gals from my Bernina store there and of course accessories are always on sale at the show! I picked up the #11 Cordonnet foot for working with heaving threads – I recently saw a demo on machine Sashiko stitiching using this foot and want to give it a go! The we got to talking to one of the gals about the new Bernina 830. I had to take this picture of one of the backgrounds on the machine for Kim over at Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure! Kim is a big fan of cows! This gal also showed us how you can make a cow "moo" on the Bernina 730!! She said her eleven year old nephew figured it out!
This is quite the machine – it’s enormous and filled with so many wonderful new capabilities! We also saw Libby Lehman helping a very young, adorable lady (so young she was sitting in Libby’s lap) do some free-motion quilting on the new 830! This little gal was doing a wonderful job - she's going to give Libby a run for her money someday!
Tomorrow I’ll show you some more of my goodies from the Expo!