for once – we don’t often go out on Sundays – because we don’t have to. We went to the Stitch and Creative Crafts show. Although it is less my cup of tea than the Knitting and Stitching Show - too much paper and cross stitch - it is easier to get to. And this time I wanted to get some alphabet stencils, so I thought all those paper stalls would provide some. Well – I did find one eventually, although it was smaller than I really wanted, but it is metal so I can use it with a soldering iron. Apparently card makers don’t use stencils.
I only spotted one stall selling nothing but cross stitch, and they didn’t look rushed off their feet – the assistant was reading the paper – so perhaps other people are coming to share my view of cross stitch. [Regular readers will know that cross stitch is not my favourite form of embroidery.]
So what did I buy? This lot. The only things which were actually on my list were the stencil and the fabric, although I wanted to look at the books before buying them form Amazon or the Book Depository. [Resist temptation? Me? And Yorkshire Books had them for £2 off.]
The Burmese dolly is, of course, for Babybel – she is probably a bit young for her yet, but that will give Nanny time to make her some more clothes. [I would have preferred to be Granny, not Nanny, but I didn’t get any choice. W. is also Nanny, which can get a bit confusing …] The knitting yarn is also for Babybel – it is self patterning and looked good knitted up. Perhaps toddler and dolly cardigans?
Today’s flower is a foxglove in the woods at Kingston Lacy – looking even gloomier than they actually were because of the flash. Lovely colours, shapes and textures.