Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A fun day out!

Hello! I hope you all had a nice weekend.... I had a very busy weekend which was a lot of fun! Firstly, my children all returned home from university for their Easter holidays and, it was so nice to see them again.... the terms can seem very long sometimes! My sister also came to stay, so we had a full house!


On Sunday, my sister and I went to see the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft show at the ExCel in London. We had a bit of a crazy start to the day, partly due our train being delayed and various parts of the underground being shut for repair work and, partly due to our inability to read the underground map correctly! However, once we eventually got to the show we had a great time!


There was a wonderful display of quilts by the Quilters' Guild. I picked up a leaflet all about the Guild next to the display as I am interested to find out more about them. 


There were lots of craft booths to browse round and, a visit to a lovely show like this wouldn't be complete without a few purchases.I found some lovely silk ribbons to buy which will be great to try out my newly learned silk ribbon embroidery.


I also picked up some colourful felt and a great little new gadget called the 'multipom' which allows you to make lots of pom poms at the same time.  I can't wait to try it out! All in all a fun day out! 


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  1. Sounds like a lovely day out. I'm looking forward to seeing your poms poms. I've never heard of a multipom before.

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    1. Hi Christine! It was a great day and I am really looking forward to experimenting with the pom poms! :) xx

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    das hört sich alles ganz großartig an und um euren London Trip, trotz aller Widrigkeiten, beneide ich euch. Es gibt nichts schöneres als mit Freundinnen oder Verwandten einen gemeinsamen Hobby Tag zu verbringen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! You are right! It is great fun to visit a show with friends or family. We were luck to have such a nice day! Have a great week! :) x

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  3. Great purchases to take you off in new and as yet unexpected directions.

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    1. Hello Marly! I am really looking forward to playing with the pom pom maker! Should be fun! :) x

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  4. It was certainly a fun weekend! I hope you enjoy your new purchases xx

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    1. Thanks Janet! I really enjoyed it!! Hope it is not too long before we can do it again! :) xx

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  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend. Family and fabric, what more could a girl want?

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne, it was a great weekend! :) xx

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  6. Somehow out of 3 sisters I am the only one who likes to sew and craft. Glad you could enjoy the day with your sister. :) Nice to have a partner in crime! Because you know we always need something new when we go to those events. Janita

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    1. Hello Janita! It was a great day and lots of fun to share time with my sister! Hope you have a very Happy Easter! :) x

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