I promised you some photos of the goodies I bought when I went up to Exeter for a craft show at the end of September, we all had a lovely jubbly time (as usual) spent some money I mustn't add it up or it might give me a shock. So here goes -
I bought this material and ribbon to make a 'pin board' , you know the type where the ribbon will be criss crossed across and you just tuck in any cards or reminders that you want.
There was a lot of material on sale, a lot more sewing supplies this time, more than paper crafting supplies. Is this a sign of the times, and that because of the financial situation people are making things rather than buying ready made. I couldn't resist the linen fat quarters. My DH reckons I could set up shop myself!
A good selection of ribbons, plus some silver and gold material, not sure what I can use that for, but I'm sure I will find a use. I do remember a couple of years ago whilst making a christmas wall hanging I used a similar gold material.
Some more ribbons, linen and 'fiddly bits'.
Here are the patterns I bought, I shall be starting the bag after I have finished my christmas sewing, June bought a similar pattern but with completely different stitching, mine is more like red work which I love.
I'm not sure if this will be done for this christmas, maybe next year.
I definitely want to make two of these christmas trees one for my DD and one for my DS. Watch this space. I did buy some other bits and pieces but these were the main ones.
My DH and I have just come back from having lunch at the vineyard here in the village, which was a nice little treat, and of course being in a village you meet up with so many people that you know, which is great. We met a neighbour there who had given us a David Austin rose for our golden anniversary, she had given us his catalogue and asked us to choose one, so we had a very important discussion about our choice. Wasn't that a lovely present.
Have any of you started your christmas baking yet? I keep thinking about it but that is as far as it goes. I keep looking for bottles of energy in the shops, but they seem to have run out of it.
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