Saturday we went to York for the day as planned and it was the most beautiful sunshiney day. No we did not go the the racers, but there were lots of people on the train who were going. The couple on the seat opposit and their friends had bought a bottle of champaign, orange juice and "plastic" glasses and were drinking bucks fizz. I did find the Viking Loom and for anyone who has not been to York before I can tell you it is well worth a visit. This is a picture of my stash, though the tins were bought from the market the rest was bought from VL. I must admit to being very naught whilst there though, as I saw the Loopylou Elegance stitched and I just could not resist. It really is a beauty, even my DH thought so, and what better excuse could I have . I know I need another chart just about as much as a hole in the head.
On a slightly different though related topic, a while back while sorting things out at my mums I found my old sewing basket that I had as a child. If you look at this picture of My Stitching Place then you can see it hiding under the table. Anyway it was in a rather delapedated state, the fabric inside was ripped and the original foam padding had turned to dust with age. I have since this picture was taken, stripped it all down and given it a good scrub and I want to have a go at repadding and covering the inside and doing something stitched for the lid and recovering that. The large piece of fabric I bought from VL was with this in mind so I am hoping I will find the time to tackle that soon too.
Today has been very dreary and grey but we went to the garden centre this morning as planned and have since been working in the garden. I am now tired and my back is aching but I must admit the garden does look better for the work, though there is still quite a bit to do. I thought before I sat down and tried to do a bit of stitching I would come and update the blog, so now I am going to vegitate with my needle for the rest of the evening.
Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.