Pictures of my many splendid purchases will come tomorrow. For now, here is a taste of the market.
My prize for most beautiful booth goes to The Knit Cafe. Their sample works were as lovely as can be and they really took the time with the layout and lighting. Gorgeous!
For best deals, it was a tie. The CottageCraftAngora.com booth had bags and bags of worsted Canadian wool in so many colours for unbelievable prices. They were practically giving it away.
Also, the charming proprietress of Grand River Yarns had amazing show specials. I've admired her web site for so long. It was a delight to meet her.
Wanietta's Neckline and Buttonhole workshop was a perfect way to end the afternoon. Sitting down by this point was certainly appreciated. I came out of it with a slightly wobbly neckline (hey! no holes!) and one perfect little buttonhole. Thanks Wanietta. You are a great teacher.
The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is a stunning facility - although hell to get to by bus! The daughter has had the good fortune of going there on a field trip with her class. Thus, she knew her way around the building a bit and acted as my guide. I'd like to visit again and see the whole venue.
We bought a small ceramic lucky cat! I've always wanted one but have only ever seen the enormous version. This little treasure fits in the palm of my hand and will bring us protection. We also bought a pinback button with a picture of handroll sushi on it. Who doesn't need one of those?
In the hall next to the worshops we saw this glassed-in diarama. It is over twenty square feet and sits about four feet off the ground. It contains dozens of scenes with hundreds of figures made from sticks and paper. So beautiful.