Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Shopping therapy and goodies in the post

I had a lovely visit to the Knitting and Stitch show on Sunday with DD2. We had a great girlie day out and both spent 'loads of dosh', as you do! I heard lots of conversations at the end of the day regarding hiding credit card receipts etc., but then it is only once a year.

I thought I'd make quite sure I had enough projects to do for the next year, or 3, so bought some lovely skirt fabric, some superfine woven interfacing, wonderful stuff, a fat quarter from the African fabric stand, for my present project, and lastly this gorgeous hat and hand warmer pattern in the softest alpaca wool.

Last year I was really disappointed not to get a Clover iron and everywhere I went they said they were being discontinued, so I was thrilled to bits when I saw this one for sale on one of the stands.

And lastly I couldn't go to the show and not buy a book, could I, so this year I just had to have 2, well, it would have been rude not to :-)

We both arrived home absolutely exhausted, but had a lovely day, how lucky am I to have DD's who all love working with textiles.

I've had some lovely goodies in the post too, firstly this gorgeous PC from Sandy which was her entry for September Calendar Girls challenge. We had a Hundertwasser painting for inspiration this month.

And this was my interpretation, I went for lollipop flowers instead if trees.

Sandy also very kindly included this gorgeous fat quarter with my PC, I love it.

Finally I was delighted to be the winner of Laura's give-away and received this lovely bag and stamp in the post this morning, thank you so much.


chrissythreads said...

Hi Sharon
I'm glad you had a good day at the K&S on Sunday- I was there too wasn't it busy!
Thanks for the info on the binder- I ordered one and it has already turned up, I'm thrilled as I have tried everywhere locally and they hadn't got it in stock.

Heather said...

Glad you had such a good day at the K&S show Sharon, and I love the look of all your goodies. The African fabric is beautiful and you certainly wont be bored this winter! I was too exhausted to even consider going to the show, but am enjoying 'visiting' it via other people's blogs. Maybe next year?