It has been a whirlwind few days and I’ve had the absolute best-est, fun-est time. I declare this years Bendigo Show the best ever! Of course… the show improves year upon year, but the nicest thing about Bendigo is getting together with friends who are passionate about the same things. And there’s not a lot of judgement… ok, maybe a little.
The weekend began with a Fashion Show. It was a rather interesting one. This year they were celebrating May Gibbs’ anniversary, some hilarious clothing ensued.
I attended the Women of Wool luncheon with 6 other Richmond Knitters. The speakers were very inspiring and had great heart-felt stories to tell. In its 7th year and only my second year of attendance, I think it’s an unmissable event of the show.
There was purchasing, the list was almost forgotten on the first day…
I got back on track by the final day, to cross things off the shopping list (either the real or imagined list).
I bought something I never expected to…
Beneath the wooden niddy noddy and darning mushroom (replacement because I can’t find my other one in my stash), is 2 metres of wool fabric!
Regular readers to the blog will know, I do not sew, I do not even own a sewing machine. In the yarn fumes of the Wool Craft shed, an spontaneous exchange between friends; may possibly mean that a pinafore dress will be sewn for me, in exchange I’ll be spinning a sweaters worth of yarn in trade. The details have not been ironed out, but certainly the excitement, the possibility and the amount of happiness (read:squealing) in the shed was an absolute highlight of the show. Even if it doesn’t happen (no pressure Chris), it was all worth it!
We sought out baby sheep, and we were not disappointed.
The final night saw some of us having dinner at a fancy restaurant.
And this was the result of Deb telling a very funny story…
Tears of non-stop laughter, absolutely unforgettable.
Next year has a lot to live up to.
2 thoughts on “The Best Bendigo Show Ever!”
I’ve never been to the Bendigo wool show, but I would love to one day. I’m also a bit in love with the box of gradient yarn, could you please tell me who it’s from?
Hi there, I do hope you get to go to the show one day. The set of gradient yarns is from Owl of Athena Fibre Arts. This is her easy store: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OwlOfAthenaFibreArts