Monday, 11 August 2008

Another Week....

... and still not a lot of stitching. What has been done this week has been on The Quiltmaker and yes it was more blue 823 again. I have done a fair bit really but there is just so much blue its hard to feel you make an impression on it.

Yesterday we went to Bakewell to visit the Wye Needlecraft show. Well when I say we I use the term loosely as Oscar and Keith dropped me at the door, went off to park the car and then went into Bakewell to look at "boys" things. I spent a leisurely hours or two wandering round, admiring all the stitching that was on show but only buying 5 new ThreadworX threads. They are just so delicious I would have love to have bought more but they don't come cheap. Whilst there I stopped to have a look at the Loopylou display and though I had no intentions of buying any charts I do like to see what Linda has that is new - for future reference lol. Anyway imagine my suprise when I found the lady on the stall was Linda herself. It was so lovely to meet her at last. I have contacted her by email once or twice when doing her charts and getting stuck or needing some advice but it was lovely to actually meet. We had a lovely long chat.

Browsing done I phoned Keith and we arranged to meet just over the river, it was a beautiful afternoon so we sat on the wall watching the fish and eating icecream before having a wander round the town. I do not know if I lost my bearings of if it has now closed but I could not find the lovely patchwork shop that used to be there. As well as lovely patchwork fabrics this shop had a good selection of little charms and I had been hoping to get a little heart charm so that I could stitch it to my Friends Sampler and get it made up. If anyone knows where it is or if it has gone please tell me and put me out of my misery.

Also while Keith and Oz had been scouting round Bakewell they found a jigsaw shop (well expensive but some fantastic jigsaws) so Oz and I decided to go and see what the charity shops had on offer this morning. We bought three jigsaws that he liked but as the smallest was 500 pieces they are rather beyond him to tackle alone. I had been hoping to find some in the region of 100 pieces which is really about his limit at the moment. We came hope and made "Scooby" snacks (revolting jelly type sweets covered in sugary stuff) and then had lunch. After lunch Colly came. David picked her up and I told him to ask for Mrs Daisy Bumbleroot (her name on the Crafty Natter forum). Oz had heard this and shortly after being told Aunty Colly was coming this afternoon he came and asked - please can I call her Aunty Daisy 'cause I keep forgetting that other name LOL so Colly will now forever be Aunty Daisy in our house. We had a lovely afternoon, I cannot believe that a couple of months ago we had never even spoken on the internet, we just seem to hit it off from the word go. She is such an easy person to be with. Look at the beautiful flowers she bought me. The afternoon just flew by and Oz bless his was as good as gold, just leaving the two silly ladies to giggle away together. Colly also bought 4 new designs to show me - ooh girls you are in for a treat when these come out as they are really pretty, and not too big so nice quick stitches too.
Thank you once again to all those who visit and especially those who leave comments. If you have never left a comment please do as it allows me to return the compliment and visit your blog too. Many of my favourite blogs have been discovered just because their author left a comment here.
ooohhh and just must tell you Oz and I are going to make The Worlds Most Dangerous Cake tomorrow. I will let you know how it turns out and if its as good as it sounds then I will post the recipe here too.
may your frogs stay in their ponds

17 comments:

jane said...

wonder if we were at the show at the same time Helen - funny to think we may have passed each other without realising. I spoke to Lynda too - she was lovely wasn't she. DH found the jigsaw shop and yes he just had to buy one ...lol.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your Quiltmaker looks awesome ;)

Miss 376 said...

The Quiltmaker is beautiful. I used to love days like that with my mum.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Quiltmaker is gorgeous! I read on a forum that her dress consist of so many blues it would make you go cross eye stitching it. That true? ^.^

brokenfairy said...

Quiltmaker looks stunning!
and lovely flowers from colly,I have seen the new designs and I can't wait for sept,I think I will get all four!!lol
I hope the cakebaking goes well

Sally said...

Quiltmaker is lovely Helen.

Sounds like you had a good time at the show. Would love to have gone but never mind. Wasn't well enough anyway so i saved myself some money! Probably a bit too far for a day anyway.

Vonna said...

Helen you do the most intricate stitching and the Quilter is no exception! She's just beautiful! Sounds like a good day was had on your shopping spree :)
I'm interested in that cake! Cake is my most favorite food :)

Lisa said...

The Quiltmaker is making good progress Helen.
Sounds like you had a lovely day, I wanted to go but we had to take Erin to MIL's at the weekend so were going in the opposite direction.
I don't know about the patchwork shop but what sort of charm are you looking for? I've got some small silver heart charms which say made with love on if one of those would be any good to you?

Elaine said...

Your quiltmaker is looking lovely Helen. It sounds like you had a lovely day out.
Thanks for the get well wishes.

Hugs
Lainey

Christine said...

Glad you had a good time at the show.
I really, really like the sound of The World's Most Dangerous cake...

Julie said...

Quiltmaker is growing nicely. Didn't make the show either, hopefully next year. Looking forward to seeing the Worlds most dangerous cake.... what a title!

Carol R said...

Your Quiltmaker is beautiful!
You've just had a birthday too - so belated Happy Birthday!

stitcherw said...

Glad you had such a good time, both on your outing and visiting with your friend. Also, Happy Belated Birthday. You got some awesome new stash, presents and cards.

Quiltmaker is looking so pretty, I love all the blues. However, I can see where it makes it hard to feel you're making progress. That's when I really appreciate having pictures that I can compare, then I can see what I got done.

Your cakes in your next post look so yummy. I really don't bake, and so much of things like that make way to much for just me, but those look the perfect size. Thanks for posting the receipe (I think, LOL).
Sue

BeckySC said...

Oh, it's looking good! This one has been on my todo list for a long time...never seems to make it into the works though!

Keep on stitching :)

tkdchick said...

Your wip is so pretty! And that cake sounds dangerous!

Angela said...

I love the Quiltmaker, it is looking really good. Thanks for sharing.

Karan said...

Quiltmaker is looking lovely. Pretty flowers too - sounds like you all had a great time at Bakewell & with Aunty Daisy. :0)
BTW, I've got a mug of coffee in hand too. LOL