Sunday, 1 June 2008

Busy Weekend

Another weekend with hardly any stitching touched and I had such high hopes lol.

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.


Julie said...

Nice haul from the VL.

Your stitching corner looks so cosy, looking forward to seeing your basket 'revamped'

Stitcher said...

Liking your new stash, and lovely fabric for your basket.

Elisa said...

Glad you found the Viking Loom, I am lucky that it is my LNS, so I am quite a regular in
Enjoy your new stash...

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello! Nice to meet you. I found you through Becky Bee's blog. Lovely blog you have! I must add you to my reader and come back and visit!

Mylene said...

Great stash!!

Hope you have a nice week.

Anonymous said...

Lovely stash, I will have to visit there soon - it is not too far away from me either! We should maybe organise a stitchers get-together!?!

I LOVE your stitching corner, wish I had a space of my own like that, one day when the kids move out maybe lol

Daffycat said...

Lovely stash and stitching corner. Glad you had fun at the VL!

I love the idea of redoing your mums sewing must show us some pictures!

Carla said...

Nice stash Helen!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stash - might get DH to take me there again one day, and I love your stitching corner.

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a good time in York. Havne't been for ages so might to have to go! Nice stash haul.

Lisa said...

Ooh, you got some nice stash. I like visiting the Viking Loom when we go to York, I got Loopylou's Dolly Mixtures or something like that it's called when we last went after seeing their stitched model lol.

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh Helen your blog is just beautiful. I just love the photo at the top! You got some really pretty stash as well!! How fun! Thank you for your really nice encouragement in my blog! I am finally starting my stitching again today. I appreciate your friendship and at times like this kind words mean so much to me!

Hugs Debby :)

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Love your stash!

I also enjoyed seeing your progress on the Quiltmaker and on your Garden piece. Keep the pictures coming!

Thanks to you I need to track down some Dinky Dyes to try those on my next projects... :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments!!! :-)

Windy Meadow

Beatrice said...

I love the Quiltmaker it is just gorgeous.
I think tackling the sewing box is very adventurous, good for you. It sounds like a sweet idea.
All your stash is fun.
Beautiful stitching!

Lelia said...

Oh, I know! I didn't get much stitching in, either. sigh

Von said...

Those stitching shops with lots of finished designs on display must surely sell more charts! :D There's nothing more enticing than seeing a fabulous design in all its finished glory.

Karan said...

Very nice stash haul from VL!
Wow, isn't your Stitching Place tidy - so impressed. Mine's shocking! LOL
Looking forward to seeing what you do with your sewing box. :0)