Saturday was our stitching meet up at the Nimble Thimble.
A group of us meet up twice a year, April and October, for a day of stitching, stashing and eating.
For the last few years I've made a weekend of it and stayed over, I stayed at Everglades once before, It's run by a lovely couple who extended their bungalow to have separate accommodation for visitors, they also have a chalet in the garden, and this is where I stayed this time.
I'm going back home in the morning, it's been lovely to get away and enjoy some uninterrupted stitching and knitting time.
I made a new stitching start while we were there yesterday, Suzannah by Carriage House Samplings, this was the chart I mentioned in a previous post that I was waiting for fabric to start.
This is how much I got done yesterday, It doesn't really look a lot does it? Funny how when you look at a chart you can underestimate how much actual time it will take to stitch, lol
I have done a little more this afternoon and made a start on her hair.
I didn't venture into the shop until after lunch and I was very careful about what I bought.
Having had a clear out recently I'm determined to get through some of the charts I've had for a while and not add to my stash buying charts that will sit there for years.
My bargain buy was this complete set of all 12 months of the Calendar Girls series.
I paid £28 for the set, which works out to just over £2.30 per chart!
They are something that I've been wanting to stitch so I was very happy with that :-)
Two other charts, Robin's Song is so pretty, Ursh was stitching this at the meet up and I think I managed to nab the last chart!
There were only 4 sleds on sale and Tina bought the other 2
The Morning Star Santa (chart above) will go on one sled, Tina bought the Snowman chart and we are going to do a chart swap
I also bought 2 small pieces of fabric (which are not photographing very well so I gave up).
I was watching an episode of Crafternoon Treats podcast the other week and she was showing her April Sock Club yarn. The club had already been posted and received by those who signed up so it was not a spoiler but when I saw the colourway and she said there was some left in her etsy shop I had to stop watching and go over and order some!
The inspiration behind the dying was those little Cadbury mini eggs.
(image from Google)
She did a great job I think :-)
I wanted to have another attempt at socks and thought that If I chose a yarn that I really really loved I would be more inclined to want to see it to the end, lol
Is't the yarn pretty knit up? I love it! and it's so nice to knit with, not at all like the commercial sock yarns I've tried with in the past.
Ok, that's it for now, i'm off to enjoy a bit more stitching time while the light is still on my side, later I will do a few more rounds on my sock.
I hope you have all had a good weekend and hope you have a great week :-)
See you next week
(when I will again be in a different location!)