Sunday, 12 October 2008


I had a lovely time today at the Knitting and Stitching Show, as usual I spent too much money and bought a few things that I really didn't need. There were lots of knitting wools a weakness of mine, I bought 2 lots of sock wool to knit my D and sons GF a pair each for Christmas, as D was with me she picked the colours. I also got the threads I'll use on my C&G project pictured in the last post, I'm hoping I've got enough. Oh, yes, I also took out a subscription to Selvedge, I've been thinking about doing that for quite a while, I usually ask for that sort of thing for Christmas but it never happens, so I treated myself!
I  went to Maggie Grey's stand, I introduced myself and said I'd bought her book and read her blog, my D was standing close by and said I sounded like a stalker, I'm not! I  just really like her work.
The K&S has become a bit of a tradition for my D and me, it started when she was away at uni and we would meet the for a bit of female bonding, since she's been living at home its carried on. Next month she's moving away again and will be living in North London she hopes!  it'll be like old times, next year we'll meet at Ally Pally.
Tomorrow we are putting up The material Girls exhibition and the private view is on Tuesday. When this week is over I can start thinking about the exhibition next September,  ERTF's first. I'll keep  you posted.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Lakeside Shopping

The day started off really well, we made a trip to Atlantis Art Supplies in East London for the first time. I needed a canvas for my next C&G project 'a panel' see the picture. This is 2 photographs that I took on holiday this year of a sugar mill in Antigua, I played with the displacement mapping on photoshop and a lot of help from reading magstitch.blogspot and came up with this. ( I will update my progress as I go along, promise). I couldn't quite decide how big I want to do it so I had to buy two, and of course the one I don't use will always come in handy.  A trip home dropped off the art supplies which I wont go into, but of course I really need them all! Picked up daughter then off to Lakeside on a sunday, always a bad move, especially when its raining it was packed!!
Oh how I dislike Lakeside on the weekends, especially when it turns out to be a wasted journey, we wanted to update my phone to an i-phone, it cant be done because I have just over a month to go on my contract, even though  its going to cost us a lot more, what's wrong with these people? We want the phone and are willing to pay more for it, but no the shop was right, when we got home my OH phoned 02 and it just cant be done. 
Then we went into the Apple shop OH has been going on about getting an Mac lap top instead of using the emac we already have, I was in agreement, but it turns out we where thinking along different lines he started looking at white ones I want black they are £300.00 more, so we are going to have to think this through again. He's going on about hard drives and gigabytes I'm thinking of how grubby the white will get. I do agree with him that why pay more just for the colour. By this time I'm starting to losing the will to live. 
Meanwhile daughter is looking for a jacket and phones to tell us that Yo Sushi has opened up since our last trip to LS, we decide to have lunch there. When we finally get a seat, we place an order for  the dishes we want and pick a couple of dishes off the belt as it passes by, we notice that a half of the dishes we have ordered haven't arrived, Daughter decides to call the waiter and cancel them. So not a fruitful trip to LS, well it was for D she managed to buy herself a really nice jacket.
Roll on next weekend Knitting and Stitching show the kind of shopping I like.
Sorry for the rant.