Friday, 30 August 2013

Harrogate show stash and a bit of crochet

Well hi everybody I can't believe it will be 3 weeks this coming Sunday since I last blogged!!! Where as the time gone, mostly with the grand-children and helping with bits and pieces for my son's wedding on September 7th. Jackie goes back to see her surgeon the day before the wedding so fingers and toes crossed things ok. She's feeling better in herself but all the numbness down her right hand side hasn't got better so heres hoping!!
Well today I've been with my friend Kath to the Northern quilting and stitching show at Harrogate and boy was it busy, let women free with their purses, well enough said!!! hehe. You just get lost in all the wonderful things, materials, kits and lovely threads ooooh heaven!!!
Here's what I bought

The Oh Christmas tree is by All Through The Night designs and the lady who I bought it off said she had stitched hers in Crescent Colours Grasshopper because the threads on the chart are Valdani hand overdyed Olive Green, has any of you ladies heard of these because I haven't???
Next is Hands On Design's Under A Quilt and I've got the threads as well. I haven't bought the fabric beacause over the past year I've been in  a fabric a month club and have some gorgous hand dyed fabrics. The brown bag in the middle is a Bottle Top Tree Kit. You use milk bottle plastic tops and cover them in Christmas material and assemble it like a tree, something different!!
Below is a handbag and purse with owls on. My school's emblem is an owl and all our classes have owl names so I couldn't resist!!

And finally I've been doing a little bit of crochet and knitting of two scarves

Well I hope everyone has a good weekend, I'm going to chill out with some stitching before school starts on Monday, and, as anyone knows who works in a school you're back about 3 days and you ask yourself have you ever even been on holiday!!!!
Happy stitching xx Bev



  1. Nice to hear things are going well: lovely piccie on your blog btw xxxx I wish I lived closer and could have come with you lol xx Lovely buys. I love owls!

  2. Glad you had a good day today. I've got one bottle top already lol

  3. Glad you had a good day hope you have saved some for me n Chris on Sunday

    hope that helps :) and fab bag :) love mouse xxxxxx

  4. Aww such sweet goodies..glad you had a fun day.
    Hugs x

  5. Great stash from the show, love the owl bag, that is so cute.

    The kids locally here went back to school last Thursday, hope your return goes smoothly.

  6. Great new stash & I love the owl bag & accessories!!! So cute :)

  7. I am using the Valdani threads on a UFO I have they stitch nicely and are colourfast.

  8. Ooh lovely new stash and love the owl bag and purse!