Back once again from my travels and I managed to hand stitch quite a few more Liberty Tana Lawn 1 inch hexagons to add to may stash. I've now started linking together the random florets with a lighter background. I really like the vintage effect that I hoped for.
It's great to have something to show as a result of hanging around waiting for planes or sitting in a car.
Many of you will not realise that it's allowed to take a needle or two on a plane, as long as they are not longer than 6 cms, but always check with your airline regulations in advance.
I've stitched my way around the world and have never yet been stopped from carrying needles on to a plane.
On the left of the photo, below, you can see my little box prepped and
all precut ready to go, but my scissors have to go in my suitcase in the hold.
I had a wonderful time visiting the German branch of my family in their pretty little town.
I didn't take many photos this visit but here's the Rathaus (town hall) with balloons all ready for a Balloon Blast event when they would all be released together.
It was lovely to spend time with these special little people and luckily the sun shone, giving us some quality outdoor playtime. Cold breezes, mind!
Next trip to plan soon will be to see my other special girlies on the South Coast in Brighton. I always yearn to see the others when I am visiting half of my family.
A real mixed post this week as I am joining in with Annie's Friday Smile and, beside my little stars above who make me smile, I came across this pic below of my favourite "Free Range" chicken.
We take the children to visit a local urban farm and this little chicken has had such a long, happy, free life, scratching wherever it wants but it does look so funny with so many feathers missing.
We'll miss her if she isn't there next visit! Aaaaahhh!
Here's another smile from me for this week!
The Secret is Out!
I took a little trip to visit Black Sheep Wools,one of my favourite shops in Culcheth, near Warrington.
Not just wools any more since they dedicated a room to fabulous fabrics. They sell top quality brands and designs such a Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Sandra Rhodes, Tim Holtz, amongst others. It's sewing heaven.
This time there was a special reason for me to visit to select some fabrics for a forthcoming event.
The exciting news is that I have been invited, along with four other patchwork bloggers, to join in a Mini Patchwork Sewing Bee in Black Sheep's workshop. Save the date and come along for a fun day to see what each of us will make on the day....... I can't divulge too much yet but we'll all be doing something different but it's all under wraps until we get together for the Bee on......
Wednesday June 10th
So much to see and so much to tempt sewers, knitters and embroiderers in this Aladdin's cave of fabric and yarns and there is a lovely cafe too.
We'd love you to join us!http://www.blacksheepwools.com