Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Knitting and Stitching

On Saturday I went to the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace. It was heaving, so no pictures I'm afraid as I couldn't lift my arms to use the camera!

I did buy a few things

this pattern and material

fat quarters

this charm pack which is in colours I wouldn't normally choose but hey a change is as good as a rest

and this cushion pattern as I want to make a foot stool to put my feet up when I'm crocheting. I also bought this book as I want to have a go at machine embroidery, although I have nightmares about never being able to untangle the sewing machine ever again.

Hopefully I'll pluck up the courage to give it a try and if I do you will be the first to know.

Sue x


  1. What lovely things you have bought. I love the fabrics, especially the charm pack fabric. I like the look of the foot stool, I could use one of those. Have fun creating.
    Anne xx

  2. I've got that book out of the library!

    Sounds like I picked the better day to go then :-)

    Love your purchases - very restrained compared to me ;-)

  3. The foot stool looks great, can't wait to see the finished thing!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful 'fog-clearing' day,
    and you brought homes some lovely things.

  5. It's hard to choose from all the Amy Butler patterns isn't it? They all seem so lovely. I've not seen the pattern for Gum Drop Cushions before - look forward to hearing (and seeing) how you get on making yours.

    Jill x

  6. Do let me know how you get on with the machine embroidery - it's something I'd really love to be able to do and have had a stab at but so far without much success though I guess one needs to walk before one can run!

    Love your other purchases too and look forward to seeing some of your projects using them.


  7. I would love to go to such shows, Country Living fairs and so on, but apart from the fact that getting there would present many problems for me, once I did, I know the crowds would have me running for the hills! So it's nice to live vicariously at times through others visits!

  8. I have looked at the tunic pattern but had heard that her patterns can be a bit complicated for a beginner - would love to know how it goes! (Love all the fabrics! :D)

  9. I love Amy Butler fabrics - and I shouldn't have looked at your link to the book - now I want it!!

  10. Sue, do you know how you can tell if a piece of embroidery, like a tablecloth, is vintage or not, and what constitutes vintage, do you know that as well please?

  11. Looks like you had a great day out and brought home lots of lovely things to work on at home:)