Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Lot's of Craft Fairs





I have been very busy over the last few week's.This was of my stall in Bunwell Church.As you can see we had our stall over the pew's so I have an Angel in the photo.


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All my fair's have been successfully ,I am glad I made stock in advance.I have this week-end free before starting 2 or 3 fair's a week until mid December . 

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My daughter and grandchildren have just been for a visit and we had a birthday party for my grandson, as he will be 4 yrs next week.Where dose the time go.    The next time thy will be up to visit it will be Christmas.
I just have a few presents left to make and others to buy.

The weather here has got colder and the night longer but we have nothing compared to the pour people of America .

                  The Hedgehog is still coming for food but the fish have slowed down in feeding.


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                        My next craft fair will be at  Attlborough Town Hall on 8th October then

                               Wymondham Collage    Norfolk    on Saturday 10th October
                           
                                                 www.wymondhamcollage.org


                            I will try not to leave it so long before bloging again.



Monday, 22 October 2012

Autumn Colour's

The leaf's on my Purple Acer is starting to turn now.

Th Apple's on this tree are so sweet.

 My Daughter tells me thy will stay on the tree just getting redder.

This was her tree that came to me when she moved,

It was a patio tree ,in a pot, I have now planted it in the ground,

it has saved on the watering this year.

This Sunflower has grown from a seed that has fallen from the Bird feeder .

It would look nice if it was nearer to the Acer.

I am still picking my Autumn raspberry's,

The garden is in need of weeding and getting the been's

taken down and put in the compost bin.

For the last few years I have planted a Courgette in last years

compost bin and have had good results, this helps in the breaking

down of every thing and keeps the plant under control.

The plant tumbles down the outside and the fruit is easy to pick.



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It is still raining so I have worked on a pattern and made two

purses , one is using the very last of the 2yd of apple fabric,

so I hope it sells, the other is for me.

I still have 3 of the spring fasteners from my shopping

at "Ally Pally"

I will us my purse for my change at Craft Fairs.

I think I will get on with my knitting now

and see what is on the T.V.


Saturday, 20 October 2012

something new for Christmas

I thought you might like to see my latest table runner i have added to the Christmas page of my blog.

The pattern was from an old book which I have adapted fro a wall hanging into a table runner .

I have also made different Advent calenders using panels I found at Hever Castle.

Now off to Apple Day.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Shopping trip

Just some of the good's from the Knitting & Stitching Show I went to last Friday.The weather when we arrived at Alexandra Palace as lovely and clear and the view over London was so good I could see the  "Shard " and "Canary Wharf " both very tall interesting buildings.


As I did not get to the Festival of Quilts this year I was pleased to see the winning quilts on show .There were three halls to look in ,one had the Graduates work on display.Very interesting.

One Quilt on display use 1" squares .     When my scraps get that small I give up .

On show as you walked in was work by the  Embroiderers' Guild and a Knitted Village .

I do wish I had taken my camera as there was no restrictions on most of the exhibits.  

In the main hall were all the trade stands, as you can see I did buy some thing but not fabric.  I have plenty.

I had a lovely day ,it has been a very busy week with fairs on Thursday and Saturday so now I get a chance 

to look at and use some of the thing I bought.

I will show you what ideas I come up with another time.

Happy Sewing

Friday, 5 October 2012

Apple Day at Gressinhall


 Just a few things ready for apple day.I now have just finished using up the 2yds of apple fabric I had.
 This is a Tea Cosy that can be left on when poring as the spout and handle are exposed.
Yet another bag.Hear I have used a small clip to secure the side pockets.


A close up of the clip,sorry it is a bit out of focus.














Gressinahall  is an old workhouse and is part of  Norfolk museum's.
If the weather is good there should be lots of visitors .






Tuesday, 2 October 2012

La Seigneurie Gardens


                                                   This is the gate into the garden .

                                              The stone work is of different coloured granite.
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                                                 In side the walled garden it was divided into
                                                 4 ,each one different.
                                              We found our way to the centre of the maze
                       
                                                and had to have the photo to prove it.
                         
                                            This part of the garden was closed off.
 
                                        Just something, I did not know I do not know it purpose.

                                       
                                             This is a Dove cot, very ornate .
 




after leaving the gardens we then went on to Little Sark over A Very narrow land bridge.
This is looking down .
 




                                         We just had to find the Gold Post box this is for

                                    Carl Hester  gold in the dressage at the Olympics.
                                   A very nice lunch and a glass of wine at  Aval du Creux


                               before catching the boat back to St Peter Port.


               To see more on Sark go to www.sark.co.uk