What a wonderful weekend I had with Mum and Helen, on Saturday we went to Gosforth Park at Newcastle and went to the Get creative for Chistmas show, it was a wonderful world of stitching, patchwork and card-making. But even here cross stitching wasn't that well represented - is it a dying art in the UK?
I'm afraid I didn't take lots of pictures as I got ever so slightly carried away with my shopping and managed to get myself lots and lots of lovely stash, far too much to photograph (and of course I can't let Mark see it all). But I do have to rave over some new threads I bought in fact they are lovely and I bought the whole collection (naughty me), they are Australian silk threads by Kaalund Yarns, they remind me of Gloriana silk thread the colours are so rich and varigated, Jaynes attic (as Jayne informed me), is the only stockist in the UK of them they are really beautiful and you get a lot for your money. I also bought a lot of hand-dyed fabric, just small cuts, and nothing over 32ct as you can't seem to buy above that, these I got from Kates Kloths and Jaynes Attic. From the fat quarter stall I bought some wonderful quarters of fabric a good mixture of Christmas fabrics and anytime fabrics. I also bought some hand-dyed silk ribbon from Kates Kloths. From another stall I bought some scissors and I managed to find some that are shaped like rabbits both Helen and I bought a pair as we have both been after some for ages.
Charts - well Trudi-Anne stall was the only stall that I liked the charts from and I bought 3 or 4 of BC, Trilogy & HIH wee ones that I have wanted for a while.
It was great to finally meet a few of the girls who frequent Jaynes chat board, I met Diane, Julia, Jayne and the designer Carol Tinsen, who had a wonderful display of her charts and of course I couldn't resist and bought one.
As we all know this month is Breast cancer awareness month and thre was a small exhibition of 'pink' quilts and 3 of them were up for raffle.
Unfortunately I didn't manage to win one of these lovely quilts, but the small room was very busy and all proceeds went to breast cancer research which as we know is a wonderful cause and I really hope that the ladies there managed to raise lots of funds.
On the Saturday night when we returned home, Mum, Helen and I had a mini SAL and stitched the same design and as we all bought a frame to match it, we thought it would be fun and of course we all finished it differently. Helen will be showing you all our efforts for this on her blog, but I will post a picture up of my effort - when Blogger wants to play again for me. I used the Bushfire silk thread I bought from the collection and stitched it on 28ct white evenweave, I decorated my frame too.
at Monday, October 23, 2006