Thursday, 25 March 2010

ILMINSTER TEXTILE FAIR

It has been quite a while since my last post.  I have been in a 'backwater', 'up the creek without a paddle' 'lost my muse' or some such other excuse, but I am relieved to say it seems to have passed and my brain and imagination are working again.  So far the thinking hasn 't connected itself to my hands and the 'creating' is still being avoided.    Deadlines are looming and there is nothing like a deadline to spur me into action.!
Yesterday we were at Ilminster Arts Centre at the regular Talent for Textiles Fair.  This is always a very enjoyable day, truly mixing business with pleasure.  Meeting up with old friends and making new ones.  Always lots of interesting things to look at and sometimes a treasure to buy!  I found one yesterday and was a very happy bunny.  I bought a very pretty Regency dress!  It is not in perfect condition, but in the right hands could be restored and made strong enough to display.  This one is for me.  I have a small collection - about 25 - of early dresses ranging from 1760 to 1920.  Some I have had for many years but some things get sold to make way for something else I have fallen in love with.  This latest addition will fill a gap in the collection.

It has been a busy week work-wise.  Last week-end Linda and I were standing at Shepton Mallett Antique and Collector's Fair for three days.  Two days later we were at Ilminster and next week we are off to Cornwall.  We are going to be at the Cornwall County Showground at Wadebridge standing at the Antique, Collectors Fair on Good Friday and Easter Saturday inside the Pavilion and then we travel down a bit to Truro for a 2 night stopover and a bit of a rest before we take part in the HOMESPUN Fair at Portscatho. Click on the Homespun image in the side bar to go to their website.  We are really looking forward to being back in Cornwall again.

2 comments:

hensteeth said...

Goodness Lizzie, you work hard.
I shall look forward to seeing you at Homespun. x
ps. thank you for info about Vintage Rags.

BusyLizzie said...

It was a lovely day in Ilminster yesterday. I bought a few treats for me too... it has to be done occasionally. See u at Homespun! xx