I have created this blog to share my interest in all forms of stitching, quilting, sewing, knitting, medieval re-enactment and costume making – particularly my love of historical embroidery. I also love travelling,especially when it also involves any of my other interests.
Yesterday I went to my first Knit and Natter session at the new wool and bead shop that has opened down the road. Have wanted to go to one of these for years having read Crazy Aunt Pearl’s tales about Stitch and Bitch which is the US version.
Had a very lovely time – there were about 12 people there which I was not expecting – the wool shop is also a tea shop which is very nice so had two cups of latte while I made a start on a simple Noro yarn scarf.
I am planning on making most of my Xmas presents plus the usual ornaments as cards so have a very busy 3 months ahead!
It is our Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition this Sat so I am hot footing it from work tomorrow afternoon to take all my goodies to display. They are having a cake sale as well so we have all been asked to contribute for that and in the absence of my lovely baking daughter Ellie have had to make my own muffins!
They did not turn out too badly though only the back four and middle two on the left have got the classic cracked muffin top. The rest have all gone a bit sideways for some reason! Never mind I am sure they will taste nice.
Am going up to the exhibition on Sat after work so will take some pics then and hopefully post them on Sun.
Ellie is having a great time at Uni – she has settled in very well to her hall and has made lots of new friends. This week has been Freshers’ Week so mainly induction and partying – all the serious stuff starts next week!