Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ally Pally - Day One

Yesterday was day one for me at Ally Pally and I had THE most amazing time.
Apart from all the goodies I came home with, more about some of those later, I met some really lovely people.
As soon as the doors opened I made a beeline to Dales stand as I know she gets really busy. Not only did I want to say hello, but Dale had brought me a low shank so I can fit the Spiral Stitcher on to my Bernina. She then took me over to meet Maggie Grey. I have seen Maggie (& Dale) around at the shows for a number of years but have never plucked up the courage to speak - silly me, they are two very nice friendly ladies. I was so chuffed too when Maggie said that people were bringing her ATC's which they had made after reading my blog and tutorials.

Now I know it looks like Maggie is praying here, I can only guess at what, or maybe she's thinking 'Oh no, not another photograph!'

I then rushed over to the Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn stand. Once again, another stand that gets crowded very quickly. I got them to sign several copies of their books that I had offered to get for different people, Joanna (Serinity is Bliss) amongst them. J&J had met Joanna a few months ago and they asked me to pass on their best wishes to her, which I thought was very nice of them plus they were gracious enough to allow me to take a photograph to post here.
Well, I'm back off to AP again today. I usually go two days, sometimes three. This show is getting bigger and better all the time. I tend to shop at the trade stands on the first day and then have an indepth look at all the exciting exhibitions on the second day.
I also hope to be able to say hello to Clyde Olliver today and Pammy G (as Kevin calls her) on the Art Van Go stand.


Jacquelines blog said...

Am I jealous!!!! That must been a great day!

Doreen G said...

Wow Lynda--4 great people in one day how lucky are you---I wish I were there with you.

Susan D said...

Wish I could have been there as well. Have you maxed out the credit card yet???

Carol said...

It looks as though you had a great time, hope you enjoy today. I went to Brum instead, think i will have to do Ally Pally next year!

Joanna van said...

What a great day you had! Thank you for passing on the well wishes. All of these ladies do such amazing things....lucky you to meet them all...and get pictures!

Julie said...

Lucky you Lynda! Glad you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing all your goodies!

crafty pam said...

Sorry Lynda, I was at Ally Pally yesterday but not on AVG stand, just as a visitor with both daughters. Worked in shop Thurs,Friday and Saturday.If I had known we could have met up for a cuppa.(I take it ~I am pammy G?