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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Day Tripper.

Since the 1st of January I have been looking forward to my annual day trip to London. So get the fullest day possible I was on my train at 6.30am with a serious craft and dressmaking agenda. Meeting my Mum and sister when went to the stitch and craft show at Olympia. I was seriously impressed, there was so much! We didn't get as far as seeing the Downtown Abbey costumes or experiencing the paper craft which before I went was on the top of my list to try!

There was the most amazing quilt exhibition theme Olympics of course. There where hundreds and hundreds of quilts but this was amazing Hearts of Gold.


With so much to inspire I realised that little project can be more achievable and fun. I was taken by the cross stitch and I think I will have a go at some Easter cards.

There where some funny goings on too with knitted best cat and dog in show, so much fun.



What struck me most though in the knitting department was these wonderful blankets. As you may know my knitting isn't professional by any standard but I did think a square at a time.


I had a chat with the Simply knitting stall who explained that the blankets where apart of the comfort blanket campaign for Refuge. http://simplyknitting.themakingspot.com/blog/refuge-comfort-blanket-campaign-the-details  The squares had been designed by famous knitters and where available via an e book. They raised a amazing £2,049.50 .


 All I can say that they where stunning and inspiring and I feel that making a square for me a square for a charity maybe a really good little project of my own come this autumn. Any one interested in joining in?

As I said there was so much that I didn't see a fraction of it really being that we had lots of chatting to do to over coffees and lunch and wine ect. And to complete the shopping we went to Gold Hawk Road for dressmaking fabrics.

Thankyou Mum and Katy it was the best day!