Saturday, 15 October 2011

'MUM! WE'RE GOING' . . . .

Thank you to everyone who responded to my last Post and has sent me back pieces of my missing mojo!!!
I think I'm basically just a bit down in the dumps at the moment with too many worrying things going on around me but that doesn't make a good post to read does it?  so here goes with my progress on 'Deck The Halls' snowman trio and it's really coming on rather well . . .

As you can see I'm still missing the final 'La' but will make a start on that this evening and then it will just need the wording underneath so a Happy Dance in sight I think!

Last weekend was the Knitting & Stitching Show at The Alexandra Place in London and not having been before I had been counting the days down on the calendar and itching to get there and have a nosy!
My mojo and self-esteem on a bit of a downer I went to bed the night before and thought I just can't be bothered and I get so fed up that I don't have any stitchy friends to go with, I'll go next time!

Well, that was until DS (aka Twin II) woke me up and said 'Mum, WE'RE going, get yourself ready, our train leaves in 1 hour and we're take a picnic!'
Bless him, how could I refuse?

The Palace and park grounds were beautiful (annoyingly I forgot to take my camera with me) but the goodies inside were even more beautiful and in the 4 hours we spent there we only got round half of the exhibitors!
'Hand-dyed' was the order of the day for me ~ when you have no needlecraft shop in existence around you and you have to order on-line the whole time, it's so difficult to choose hand-dyed fabrics and threads so this really was heaven for me . . . .  OK I'm rambling . . . . here's the stash . . . . 

100gsm hand-dyed cotton thread

Hand-dyed 28-count fabrics in Midnight ~ the one on the left is Brittney with silver flecks and the one on the right is Lugana ~ it's amazing how different the same dye looks on two different fabrics!

More hand-dyed sample pieces ~ perfect size for small ornaments

Hand-dyed felt squares in Autumn shades, 2 rustic FQs and ric-rac

Christmas Fat Quarters ~ I think the brown heart one will go well with the snowmen I'm stitching?

And because DS insisted ~ Augustus the Tortoise who comes as a kit and has rather a lot of buttons to sew on his shell when finished!!!

So all in all a lovely, lovely day and all down to my kind and very caring DS.
Thank you DS, I know it was a hard choice ~ needlecraft or football (not!) and we could count the number of men who were there on one hand and you were so outnumbered that we were even using the Men's Toilets BUT it was a special day for me and I've marked it on next year's calendar already so you don't forget !!!! xxx

Sunny days here in the UK but very chilly . . . 
Guess it's okay when you can snuggle up like this!

Thanks for stopping by ~ enjoy your weekend
x x x


Xeihua (Sara) said...

I'm really happy that you got bits of your mojo back :) Your "Fa LA..." is looking so lovely :) and what a sweet thing your DS did for you, you must be very happy that he went to the Fair with you, and what a gorgeous stash you got the thread is amazing :)

Hazel said...

Love your snowmen. Glad you are feeling a little better. The stash haul looks great. x

CalamityJr said...

What a special son you have! Love your new stash and the progress on Fa La La. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished!

Lesleyanne said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Hope your gorgeous new stash helped a bit. Love your progress on your snowmen trio. Can't wait to see it finished with the lovely heart fabric.

Anonymous said...

What cute snowmen. I am so glad you went it sounds like it was really what you needed.

I think you did a great job with your purchases. What a cute Tortoise. I like his name.

Have a wonderful weekend

Anne said...

I love those snowmen!! So cute that they are holding snowflake sparklers!! Lots of great fabby's and stash! I think the hearts will go perfectly with the snowmen too!!! Can't wait to see it all done up!!

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a great day out, everything you got is gorgeous (as are your sweet snowman)

Lindsay-ann said...

Glad DS came with you :) I enjoyed seeing what you bought there. Everything looks great. Loved seeing the bunnies snuggled together - so cute.
Happy stitching.

Denise said...

Wonderful stash! Glad DS convinced you to go! Good man!

The bunnies look too comfy!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great son, you've trained him well - he'll make a lovely husband one day!
I've been to Olympia but not Ally Pally, the "Knitting" bit puts me off TBH. Maybe we should all organise a meetup next year!

Myra said...

I love those snowmen! You really got some nice stash at the show. It sounds like it was a special day with your DS along.

Catherine said...

Such cute snowmen!! And what a great day with your son!! Lovely goodies you came home with!

Lois said...

What a good day you had and love that your DS was the one who got you there! You bought some lovely goodies! What nice progress on Fa La La. I'm glad you're stitching mojo is returning and I hope you're feeling more like your old self soon.

Pumpkin said...

Awwwww! That was very sweet of your DS :o) What a lovely thing to do. Look at all the gorgeous things you bought too! WOW!

Your snowmen are looking great. Told you they were a fun stitch ;o)

Sally said...

I'm so glad you're feeling a little brighter Jane {{{{hugs}}}}

Fa La La looks gorgeous! Love it!

Glad you had a great time and came back with some rather lovely stash!

Vicky L said...

Your snowmen is looking very lovely. I like your new stash. I love the colors of the threads.

Mindi said...

I'm glad you're getting some of your mojo back, hopefully all that stash will cheer you up. Love the tortoise kit, looks like he's going to be adorable.

Lynn said...

I'm glad your mojo has returned. Those snowmen are adorable! I love all your stash purchases especially the fabric. I just want to reach out and fondle it!
Love the pic of the bunnies. They're sooo sweet!

Carol said...

Aww...what a sweet, sweet young man your son is, Jane. Sometimes our children know exactly what we need, don't they? And what wonderful goodies you came home with! Can't wait to see how you end up using them.

Oh, those dear bunnies look so soft and cozy :)