This week has felt like a month...........
There was Brownie pack holiday away, which was a Charlie and the Chocolate factory weekend, during which I was referred to as Verucca Salt all weekend (quite surreal really).
We made mini pizzas out of chocolates and sweets.
In between working four (very emotionally draining) days this week I also managed,
the completion of my mouthy stitches 2 swap bag and key ring.
My first ever attempt at an internal pocket - will definately be giving this another go, I love it.....
The keyring - poor photo taken in the dark, sorry!
My partner has been silent throughout the swap, and doesn't seem to have commented on anyone's pictures, but I haven't seen her comment on mine, so it has been a lot of guess work, and I really hope she likes the bag - apparantly her favourite colours are purple and grey.... and favourite things are sausage dogs......... so I have thought a lot about her while I tried my hardest to make something that she will love to use. This bag will be winging it's way to America soon.
Then we also had the first evening of 'Stitching it Together' this week. Which was so lovely. There were five of us, Moira and Di both came along which was lovely, and I adored and admired Moira's latest quilt, and drooled over Di's latest bag (and am on a mission to get the pattern and have a go myself). And Hannah and Helen to local friends came, sadly Ingrid had a migraine, but hopefully we will meet up next week instead. We are going to have another 'Stitching it Together' evening next month, when Hannah will be giving us a crash course on crochet..... watch this space.
Finally, I have also been nipping to our local wool shop (click here for my post about Joan's shop) on a Thursday night for my hand stitching sew an owl cushion course. It's hopefully going to look something like the one below when it is finished, but hand sewing is SLOW and I am not naturally a slow hand sewing type of person......
I am thinking of cheating a bit and whizzing some of it through the machine this week, ready for the next evening class.
But while at my class I learnt about Kisko a fabric guild shop in Leicester, and it just happened to be open today, and me and Lou just happened to be free, and we just happened to pop down there and I accidentally came away with a bag of goodies! I can't show any peeks because there were birthday and Christmas presents bought for special people that are in the bag. But I did treat myself to a few cute fat quarters which were just 99p each. And stocked up on some bargain calico and cotton.
So I would like a calm, relaxing weekend with plenty of me time........ no chance!