Last, but certainly not least, was the vendors mall. Coming from a virtual sewing desert (fabric shops are few and far between), I needed a moment after walking into the shopping area. Gadgets, machines, patterns, jewelry, bags and fabric galore. Here's a picture of my loot, before I took a second sweep of the mall.
I feel the need to confess something. See the red cloth, prominently displayed in the photo? I have loved that pattern ever since I first laid eyes on it. It is peonies on red from the Pop Garden line designed by Heather Bailey. I had not been able to find it ANYWHERE. So, while perusing items in one of the vendor stalls, I looked up and there it was! An entire bolt of the stuff! I did what any self-respecting grown-up woman would do - I pulled the bolt off the rack and danced with it. Yep, it was just that exciting for me. I'm so lucky my aunt still acknowledged that we were related after that display. Maybe growing up with my dad desensitized her?
It was such a fun day, and sewing projects will surely follow!