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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Autumn is definitely on its way!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well, have you got your winter woollies out yet.  I have!!  The leaves on the trees are starting to change, and it's certainly colder.  I have resisted turning on the central heating so far, but I don't know how much longer I can hold out, I'm resorting to a blanket over my knees when I am cold.  (You can call me 'old granny')

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.
 
Thankyou so much for visiting my blog, whether you are a new visitor or a more established visitor (please note I did not say old)  you are most welcome, and I hope you come again.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my Janet!! That is a lot! I especially love the linen fat quarters. We do have our heat on here. Getting cold, cold!

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  2. Swooning over here!!!! Great new goodies! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

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  3. Wooooo ! you bought so lovely stash !
    so great, you will make great pieces with all this
    can't wait to see your board and the Xmas trees
    here it's very cold now, and so rainy ! Autumn is really here
    we put the central heating on ! already...
    enjoy all your new supplies
    big hugs
    xxx

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  4. So many wonderful supplies! I especially love those linen fat quarters but all the fabric choices you made are wonderful! Christmas baking? What are you planning to bake?

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    1. I usually make christmas puddings, mincemeat for my mince pies, Apricot and Orange chutney, shortbread biscuits, Yule Log. Well that is my intention, the grandchildren help. Wish me luck.

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  5. wow! What super stash you purchased, going to exciting coming here to watch you use those beauties up. A girl can never have too many fat quarters lol.

    I have all the ingredients to make,y Christmas cake, but thinking about it is as far as its got... I need a rocket putting 'somewhere' to get me moving!!!

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  6. What allot of wonderful goodies. Can't wait to see them all made up into your lovely finishes. hugs.

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