Sunday, 20 April 2014

A bit of news...

Hello Blog friends!

I thought it was about time to share with you a little bit of news... and that is that I am pregnant :)

Baby is due at the end of August, so I'm just over halfway now.  Apart from the terrible nausea in January, I've been feeling pretty well... a bit tired now I'm getting bigger, but mostly happy, excited and in total denial about that birthing part.

And so, the massive clearout of our little flat beings over this Easter weekend... we are going to have to be quite ruthless I think, but we will both feel much better afterwards.  At least there's a chocolate egg and a yummy doughnut to get me through the weekend.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New Stash

Hello everyone

As promised, here's a little update with the new stash that I bought at the Creative Stitches show a couple of weeks back.  I'm pleased with myself that I didn't go too mad (frankly, I've got more than enough stuff as it is), but I did manage to pick up these few things:

Random offcuts of fabric - A pack of greys and blacks in a good variety of counts, and a pack of neutrals and browns, again some tiny but mostly large varied count pieces.  At £4 each, I grabbed them!

A selection of cards from The Nutmeg Company.  I can't describe how much I love these cards.  Whichever show I go to, I always seek them out and make sure I pick up something from them because they are so different and people always love the cards I have made from this range.

Something a bit different for me - these are cards made with different pieces of fabric, and stitched like quilted pieces.  I spotted them as something which was a bit more unusual and thought I'd pick up a couple of simple looking ones and give it a try.  They also had a wide range of books on the subject for people who wanted to take things further.  I've not seen this sort of thing at shows before but I thought it looked beautifully effective.  There's not huge amounts of info in the kits, but these were designed by Sally Holman, Priory Farm.

And that was it really! I did also do a workshop with the Royal School of Needlework, but that piece isn't yet finished so I will save it for another time.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Turtle Trot Update 4

Hello everyone,

Firstly, thanks for the comments that some of you left on my last post - my apologies that I didn't get to reply, but thank you!

I'm still plodding along with the Turtle Trot, which is somewhat slowed down by trying to work on projects for book reviews for the Significant Seams blog...too many projects, not enough time!

However, it being a bit more summery, I decided to pull out the seashells again (which I am hating, I think it's the stiff fabric and the too small needle) and to do a bit more on the cat whilst I've been sitting at home or on the tube.  So, here are my updates for those!

More posting in the next few days about the things I picked up at the Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts show just over a week ago.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!