Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ernie Dingle at the AQC

On the train - what an excited little bear - off to the AQC last week. It was his very first trip through the loop (underground) and was looking forward to the really long and high escalators at Parliament Station. I don't know why, I always feel as if I'm about to fall over backwards!
At the show he caught up with all his friends in the quilting business. He tried to hide in a bag on The Patchwork Tea House stand, I think he found it the perfect spot to oversee all the comings and goings! 

Did I mention that he's a fabricoholic?

Here he is with Rhonda from Blue Willow Cottage with Leanne of Petals and Patches.
And he was thrilled to catch up with Bev from Craft Cubby and Creative Applique (I went to school with Bev, and she worked with my Mum for our local doctor - but that's another story!) Bev doesn't usually look like this (with the manic grin), it was really close to opening time, we were all in a hurry to get ready, and the result is a bad photo (sorry Bev!).
He was intrigued by some of the quilts that Jennifer and Terry from Patchwork by Sea had on display - they came all the way from South Australia.
Bill from Westalee Designs with Ernie - I'm not quite sure if Bill realises that Ernie has a screwdriver, and if so, what he intends to do with it........
And Gail and Russell from Patchwork with Gail B. This was the third attempt for a photo - someone had her mouth full of chocolate (but that's ok, isn't it girls?!). Thank goodness Ernie wasn't eating - he would have spread chocolate all over the fabric! Below is their daughter Rebecca, Quilting Supermum!
We met lots of friends at the show, including Lyn and Annette from my local quilting group. They had a great time. 
I caught the train each day, and always walked from the station to the Exhibition with a group of quilters - we'd never met before, but we all knew where we were going and made friends very quickly!
Now for some news of Watbag.
I think he has met his match!
Pam and Alan sent me some photos.


"Listen Kid, I'm the Boss"

"Oh no, not another damn cat!"
I think he's realised that he's not "top cat" any more!!!
P.S. New design photos next!


Annette said...

Ernie must have been a tired bear at the end of each day. Thanks we did enjoy our day. Annette

Paisley Jam Designs said...

Terry and I feel very honoured to have had our photo taken with Ernie at AQC, such a stunning bear.
Jen xx