Monday, 22 March 2010

Stitch and Craft 2010

I took a trip to Stitch and Craft at Olympia on friday. I've been looking forward to it for sometime and saving my pennies.It was a fabulous day although it was a bit long due to the coach trip - but worth it. I thought there was more knitting and crochet this year and slightly less papercraft and slightly less cross stitch. But all the larger cross stitch companies were there. It's funny how very few places were selling DMC/Anchor thread and also any type of hand dyed thread. It was all about the kits. The wonderful Trudy Anne Designs were there though and all my shopping was purchased with them (apart from some bobbins, a bead mat and a slightly overpriced hand made teapot button. A collectors item in France, I was assured). My haul was distinctly bird themed and was commented upon by the lady who served me.
I took part in 2 workshops : an Assisi one and a skyline bookmark one, the first being the most worthwhile and fun. I found a small meercat kit to stitch for a father's day gift for my Dad. Perfect!
I also saw an exhibition including the worlds largest knitting needles, must have been about 12 ft long.....

In case you're wondering, I bought the Autumn bird at Ally Pally last year so now I have the set.
It is Thom's birthday on saturday and I am stitching a top secret picture for him and so can't post a pic yet. He may read this. All will be revealed soon...
And one of King Arthur himself enjoying the sunshine....and being most disapproving!

My growing book list

I have recently found out about 2 books which I must read. The first being Stories Rabbits Tell and the second being Rabbits : Gentle Hearts, Valiant Spirits.
Both look fantastic. Oh, and a third.....Disapproving Rabbits. I think I have the world's most disapproving rabbit.