Finally, I have a little slot in one of my busy busy days to do a quickie post. I nearly missed the Wipocalypse for this month till I saw it on someone's blog. Arggghhhh!!! Hurry hurry!. I really wanted to finish my wip of The Sampler Girl's "Return to the Sea" and so last night, just after midnight, I put in the last few stitches.
What a joy to stitch. I adore The Sampler Girl's designs. So sweet and simple and quick to stitch up. I love the colours too. Great choice. So, here she is...
Return to the Sea by The Sampler Girl
28 count Antique Cashel Linen
I'll be off to my framers with her tomorrow to get her framed and up with the rest of my Sampler Girl collection.
For some time now, I have heard and read online about a yarn shop in the centre of Manchester called Purl City Yarns but everytime I went into the city (which is never very often) I could never find it. We happened to be there the other day and struggled for a place to park - it was a Saturday, in the middle of the city (what were we thinking??) - but lo and behold, there it appeared. Just like THAT. BAM! Right in front of my eyes. I could hear the orchestra in the back of my brain playing this great victory song. Honestly, I couldn't believe it. I was going in...
I was not disappointed. This little treasure of a shop had tons of beautiful yarn in it. So much to look at but I didn't have long. I noticed they had some Debbie Bliss Angel and that it was reduced so I snatched it up. I had been thinking of doing some japanese flowers in it for a nice shawl but I was wanted more earthy, muted, natural colours so these are the ones I have gone for.
and this was my first trial flower:
I am not sure whether to do single colour flowers or a combination of colours in each flower so I need to experiment but can you get the feel for what I am aiming for?? Something fuzzy and light and sweepy?? I can't wait to get going on this but I really need to keep on with the flower bed blanket I am doing for DD. I will be all flowered out in no time.
Well, I haven't been so well for about a week or so but starting to get on the other side of it now I think. Feeling generally very positive about life, the universe and everything although DH goes away tomorrow for 3 weeks and I had a bit of a nasty altercation with one of the other mums today. So unnecessary and hurtful. What is wrong with people??? I have been into school as well and all is good on that score too. Really looking forward to starting there properly.
So it's a quick one but I'll be back soon with more pictures and yarny love. God Bless lovely readers and friends.