I did a little shopping at camp. The shopping aspect was the one part of camp that was just a little bit disappointing. The shop staff didn't bring very much of a "store" to camp with them so there just wasn't much to buy. I had ordered a couple of things ahead of time though, and I was happy to pick them up at camp and save the postage fees.
Here's my biggest purchase(ordered ahead of time): A K's Creations Lap frame with the universal clamps. I had been an in-hand stitcher forever, until last year when I bought a set of scroll frames for a BAP. I've loved using them ever since, but they do get a bit heavy and cumbersome. So I decided that I needed something to help me hold the scroll frames or Qsnaps.
This lap frame is completely fantastic. I can make loads of adjustments, I can use one or both arms to hold my frames, and it flips around very easily. Here's another thing...I LOVE that I can sit upright comfortably and stitch. My stitching posture is so much better.
(That's a PS 2005 Santa, on 18ct linen -over 2 threads- with No.5 perle cotton)
This is cute - I had ordered those scissors when they first started appearing on websites, and the shop was so vigilant about making sure that I received them at camp that three different people brought me those scissors. Sweet!
And finally, Barb and I had met early on Friday for lunch and a bit of shopping. We had lunch at The Farmstead Restaurant - a wonderful soup and salad buffet. Then we went to a small shop in Berlin, where the stitching selection wasn't so great, but they did have a good selection of frames and I found this fantastic bellpull. I don't have anything to go in it....yet!
I'm thinking that next year it might be nice to get there a day early - like Thursday - and do more shopping. Berlin has two really nice quilt shops and there are wonderful wine and cheese stores and pottery and kitchen stores, and, and and.....Well, you get it. I had better start saving my pennies today!