We are back in the midst of winter again here in the Midlands, will we ever see the sunshine??
This is what it was like on Saturday morning as i set of for the Hobby Crafts show at the NEC
This farmland is about a 10 minute walk from where i live, the 'green space' in an otherwise industrial area. It looks very pretty clothed in white.
The roads for once were fairly clear so I thought the drive would be OK to Birmingham, and It was, apart from the spray on the motorway it wasn't too bad, traffic wise. I don't do much motorway driving and was amazed considering the conditions of the many drivers who are tanking along and without any lights on! the spray was horrendous and the visibility not that great, yet they don't think to put lights on?, crazy, stupid crazy!
I arrived safely and had a lovely few hours browsing the stands. There is always a display of some sorts, and this year it was the turn of Pride & Prejudice.
I bet you will all recognise this little number from the lake scene?
It wasn't a huge display, but it was nice to see the costumes.
I was a little disappointed with the show this year, not so many cross stitch stands this time, Jane Greenoff wasn't there and neither was another big suppler who is usually there. I did come back with a few things, mostly trims though, I only bought one chart, LHN My House.
I also bought a new magnifier with a light as the light on my old one was playing up, and I treated myself to two new handbags, a girl cant have too many hand bags :-)
No stitching to show this week instead there is a knitting finish, a little jacket for my favourite little man.
He came to visit this afternoon so we had a fitting, I've just got to get some buttons for it when I go out tomorrow.
If you follow THIS link you should get a little video of the man himself. I've never tried to link a video before so I hope it works.
Just enough of the evening left now to get a little stitching in, Mark has gone back off to work, the job was handed over on Friday so next week is snagging and we have a couple of Bank Holiday's coming up, so the next two weeks are only 4 day weeks. We are going away for the Easter weekend, just a little break for a couple of nights in Derbyshire with a visit planned to Chatsworth house, then I have the whole of the next week off work, can't wait!
Until next time, thank you for your visits and comments, they are as always very much appreciated :-)
Have a great week