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.
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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