Saturday, 24 October 2015

SECC Show - Glasgow

After my epic 8.5 hr and 4 changes train journey, I finally made it to Glasgow to meet up with the girls. Here we are in Wetherspoons having a crafty cocktail pitcher before our meal arrived.

After a quick trip to Cass Art and the Art Shop, as I missed out last night, we arrived at the SECC for the show.

And just to prove we were all there.

And Lin grabbed the camera and took one of me, so you know I was there too!

The sign where you get your hand stamped to get out.

One of the isles.

Lin and Helen at one of the stands.

Another view of the isles.

Lin with her huge pair of knitting needles.

Lin and Em shopping.

Then we had a bit of a break to watch a guy doing a mixed  media demo with the Pebeo range of products.

Then we bumped into Rob from the MDF man.

Then we went to the cafe area where there was a huge tree made from knitted socks with an angel on top.

Then look, any opportunity for a twitter moment, they were all trying to get on line but the wifi was a bit rubbish.

Then after a cuppa, biscuit and sit down, we left and this was the view from the outside.

Lin, Emma and Helen with their purchases. Then we got the train back to the hotel.

This is what Lin got for me for my birthday, she brought the book and I picked up the graphite pencil and the pens today fro the Art shop.

And we were all fascinated by the PowerTex demo, but we weren't allowed to take any photos, so Helen kindly bought me the bronze version, a molded clay type face and she brought the chipboard pieces with her - thank you. 

Then these are my purchases of the day

These are Emma's purchases of the day, she also has a bottle of ivory Powertex but it's just out of view on the right.

Emma was unraveling her ribbons to share out whilst all this was going on.

And these are Helen's purchases, YES Helen's, she was very reserved today!!!

And these are Lin's purchases, who by they way, wasn't getting anything!! But she did get the bargain of the day, a PA stamp for 50p.

Right, that's it for now, we are off out for something to eat - have a nice evening xxx

The alcoholics - je suis drunk springs to mind!

Then as we'd decided on an American Diner for food it'd be rude not to have a burger, which incidently were totally scrummy.

The guy on the next table kindly asked if he could take a photo of all 4 of us, so we obliged whilst we were deciding on pudding.

And then we walked back to the hotel.


Helen said...

Great post. We'll done for persevering

Darcy Marshall said...

Great hauls... Lin went all that way and bought Choc buttons? lol Enjoy your evening x

Kirsten said...

Great stash photos! I'm glad you all enjoyed your day, you certainly deserved it, Sam, after your epic journey yesterday.

craftimamma said...

Lovely post Sam! Smashing stash you all bought too. I see Emma has some of my all time favourite ribbon, not seen any round here for ages and what is Lin going to do with those needles, lol!

Gosh your journey certainly was epic ....hope it's better on the return!

Lesley Xx

chrissie said...

Looks like more fun for you. Can't wait to see what you make with the goodies

Love Chrissie xx

Unknown said...

Lol, perfect ending to your smashing day by the looks!

Lesley Xx

Claire said...

Fab post Sam - liked seeing what you guys bought today. Hope you all have good journeys back home tomorrow!! Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Looks like a great day Sam. Rob looks like he's chasing you all and Emma looks like she's inhaling her wine!

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Looks like you're all having a great time... hope it makes up for the 8.5 hour train journey (jeepers!). Great hauls all round.
Alison xx

Sid said...

Sam that sounds like an epic journey but looks like you all had a great time in Glasgow !

Sue said...

Looks like a really fab day Sam, though I don't think much to the travelling time! xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful pictures and so much fun!
sandy xx

craftytrog said...

Great photos Sam...looks like a wonderful weekend! xx

yoursartfully said...

Looks like you girls had a amazing weekend and what a fab haul of goodies. x

Neet said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. I have so enjoyed the photos put forward by you and Helen.
The aisles look quite wide at the show, so much better for perusing the stands. Did you know Ali and Iain do Powertex now? Not sure if they have a blog for it or a website but do know they run courses. They might even put one on for the four of you if you asked - see another trip/meet up for the fab four in the making.
Hugs, Neet xx

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