Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sunny Mothers' Day and the Stitch and Craft Show

I had a really bad time last week (London Transport related as usual and will blog about this later) so this weekend I decided to really treat myself.

On Saturday I went to the Stitch and Craft Show at London Olympia. There were more people than last year, I guess lots of daughters (and/or sons) decided to treat their mothers this weekend. Before I went I had a chat with Gracie who told me to not to buy anymore yarn, which is good advice as I'm running out of space in my small flat. I said I wouldn't buy yarn but I didn't say I wouldn't buy fabric...Heeheeheeee! The first stand that caught my eye was Fabric Galore. Two Hippos is so right, it is such a great shop (in Battersea). The lady at the stall said that what she had on that day is just a fraction of what she has at the shop. I must make a visit there when I get the chance. Anyway, this is what I bought:

When I miraculously find time to do some sewing, I'm hoping to make a skirt with the green Liberty fabric and a bag with the leafy fabric. Two more weeks to my Easter Holiday, when I hopefully get more sleep and time to spend with my Rascal...and do some sewing or knitting.

I also had a good day today...the sun was shining, the birds were singing and Rascal and I skipping by the docks (yes....this is not a joke...we really were doing that....that's what people do around here when the sun is shining ....Gracie knows all about that).

I received a lovely daffodil (in a mini Evian bottle) and a card from my daughter. We decided to have strawberry muffins for breakfast and tea (from a teabag given to me as a Mothers' Day present.

We spent the rest of the day around the Docklands and then to the Childhood Museum.

I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day!


Jackie said...

Sounds like fun and look at that muffins on the table......yummy!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend :o)

maria said...

I love the leaf fabric. Glad you had a lovely mothers day. I had to work....never mind, I have next week end off.

Val_ said...

Your daughter is so lovely...and your muffins too!
I love you blog. :)
Ps: I didn't know that mother's day falls on March in the Uk, in Italt it is on May 12nd

Helen said...

Sounds like you had a lovely mother's day!
You're so right about Fabrics Galore - I went on Saturday and bought that same green Liberty print. They have an amazing selection - I know I'll have to go back soon!

UK lass in US said...

I wish I could see some Liberty fabric in person. I can't bring myself to spend that much on fabric without first getting to see how it feels.

What a sweet mother's day. I only just found out the date of the UK Mother's Day in time to call mum... oops.

Mollimoo said...

Gorgeous fabric & yummy looking muffins! Perfect!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Treating myself... sounds like my type of weekend!
Just wish I could do it more often! Lol
The muffins, look yummy!
Debbie Moss

Anonymous said...

I love the Liberty fabric you bought, great treat too on mothers day.

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hi All,

Thanks for all your lovely comments. I was really down the week before Mothers Day, but my daughter and hubby always cheer me up.


What are you planning to make with the fabric?

Two Hippos,

Maybe we could meet at the Knitting and Stitching show later on this year? Will e-mail you.



Anonymous said...

Hi Mary. The Harry Potter scarf pattern came from the Charmed Knits book. Have a great weekend.