Sunday, September 6, 2009

New found hobbies

The Peninsula craft fair went very well and we met some lovely visitors to our stand. The show organisers were also fantastic - thanks to Lynne, David and all the volunteers from the Dromana Rotary. We have exhibited at quite a few craft fairs now and we have never had cups of tea served up to us on our stand and we even got a plate of scones this afternoon as well! Very spoilt! Looking forward to next year :-)

So, being me and being at a craft fair, of course I had to go and have a wander. The girls thought I'd be safe as we were the only stamping stand there. I came back with pre-cut quilting squares and some wool! So I am going to make a patchwork quilt! I will add that I have never done patchwork before and don't have a very healthy relationship with my sewing maching but how hard can it be, really *VBG* Seriously though I am attempting something very simple, the squares are all pre-cut, the lady on the stand worked out exactly how many I will need and all I have to do is sew them together...

So onto the wool. I can knit but thought I would still do something simple so I will finish it so bought some beautiful variagrated merino wool. It was on a hank so it needed to be wound into a ball. So I put it onto the back of a chair to wind it but should have known better when Buffy and Charlotte took an interest in what I was doing....



Sam said...

Hey sound just like me! I got wool at a recent craft fair, and was only just able to stop myself buying squares by the skin of my chin!

Love the shots of your small furry ones admiring the beautiful yarn :-).

Have fun!

Chris said...

Aw, so cute! Now remember, you have a deadline for those projects ...!

Gail Kirby said...

Hi Sam

Buffy wasn't just looking, she also had a chew on the wool (anything is potentially edible to a pug). The scarf is coming along but haven't started the quilt yet....but I will....soon!