First up, happy Blogtoberfest! I'm going to try and post every day from now on this month, had to miss the first couple of days due to not being here. Out at Raincliff there is no TV, internet or cellphone coverage so I had good reason not to be posting. We had 20 plus people, I didn't actually count the numbers, but it was a congenial and inspiring group of ladies. I came back with more stuff than I arrived with, which is normal for these types of things. I got patterns, buttons and trims for a very good price. Summer had arrived with a bunch of boxes of stuff from a shop that had closed down locally. 10c per button $1 per sewing pattern, 50c per metre of trim and 50c per knitting pattern. Not a great deal left, but some stuff I'll definitely use.
I also created 4 fabric covered buttons courtesy of Leanne and her button press; I used some owl fabric I had and they're gorgeous! Photos' not taken yet; I got some water on the camera so I'm giving it some time before I try turning it on.
I've taken a few photo's, but the first is a collage of the set-up and also my pile of projects which of course didn't all get done.
I also got some spinning done, my first ever silk hankies which I dyed a while ago and have had hanging around the craft room catching on my hands whenever I touched them. This si what they look like now; very happy with them.
There was some wonderful stuff being done by other people there too while I was spinning and knitting; the most wonderful quilt top emerged really quickly from a jelly roll
On the way home we dropped into the Geraldine and got Mum her seedless blackberry jam, me some more caramel icecream sauce from Barkers shop and some lovely looking Feta cheese from the cheese shop there. I also got the most divine black doris plum icecream in a cone which I devoured very quickly. After that we hit the Tin Shed which stocks a lot of Merino and Merino/Possum knitwear as well as some yarn; I may have accidentally bought this:
Another stop in Tinwald at Annies quilt shop nabbed me a pair of embroidery scissors in pink and cream, some inch printed embellishment tape which I'll probably put on the bottom of a skirt and 2 lots of very fine trim in pink and burgandy. I need more skirts.
We then dropped into Ashfords where I got 200g of blue silk/merino to spin up and a pattern book for children's hoodies which covered sizes 8 to 14. I love spinning silk and Merino so I'm looking forward to that.
Today we went into work where I showed off my yarn that I'd spun, picked up some work that I'll be doing tonight and then came home. The boys have played in the garden a bit with their fruit iceblocks
and also inside with their playdough
apparently this is me, a pretty good likeness I think. Everyone is tired now, so we've watched a movie and they're now playing Lego Batman while I work.
Back tomorrow, have a great day everyone!
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