Monday, July 09, 2012

Day out with the Girls and Flower Blanket Ta Da

On Saturday Lynn had organised a fab little meet up for some of the NH forum girls at Nimble Thimble near Oswestry. I took dd and Gran and Grandad had the boy for the day so I was able to go!! DD took knitting, a book, some stitching and some colouring in. I took my Ann Taylor and beavered away on her. It hasn't changed much since the last time I went so here are a few pictures of the shop from a couple of years ago.The shop is so quaint and set in the most stunning environments. As you can see these last pictures were not taken in the lush summer as it was on Saturday. The river was flowing, the grass and trees were green and lavender and flowers popped around each corner. It was stunning and I am sorry I didn't take more pictures on Saturday. It is a needleworker's haven and is filled will beautiful stitched pieces and some very unusual things too. If you need a day out then this is a great place to go.


And a few shots of US girlies!!

Tina, Leslie and Pat


Lynn's dd, Pat and Tina


Jane, Lindsay and Lynn


Michelle and Lily


Me and Ursh


Can I also add that Chris the owner made us all feel so welcome and treated us superbly! The food and cakes were most excellent and I would definitely go again should we have another meet up. Thanks so much for organising Lynn!

Finally, I have a photo of the Flower Blanket I have been making for dd. I could very easily, pop another few rows onto this to make it drape a bit more down the sides but it is fine for now and dd was harping on and on whether it was finished or not so I decided that, for now, I will take a wee break from it and let dd have some use of it.




I used Stylecraft Special in the following shades:

Candyfloss
Fondant
Wisteria
Raspberry
Cream
Violet
Grape
Lavender
Clematis

(I think that's the lot of them!)



Thanks for popping by to visit. Take care all.

ETA: The flower pattern is from a book which you can buy from this etsy seller:

It has the instructions in diagram form for the pattern and instructions for joining. She is a lovely seller and very easy and reliable to deal with.


38 comments:

Michele said...

What a TA DA it is too! Simply gorgeous! How sweet it looks on her bed. (I must write down the colors...) I have someone in mind already that would adore this. I love the Nimble Thimble. Well done, and I'm glad you had a wonderful day out with the girls.

jane said...

Great day wasn't it Hazel. Your photos came out very well.
Love the flower blanket, it is very pretty.

my4lilgirls said...

what a lovely day out, always a welcome treat, looks like you guys enjoyed it all.
I love the flower blanket, real sweet & pretty & girly, gorgeous
Lots od love Karen x

Vickie said...

So glad you had a great day. Your daughter's blanket is lovely.

Gillie said...

So glad you all had a good time, wish I could gave come but had a good time in Scotland instead! Hooray for no robots they are driving me MAD!

Shirlee said...

What a breathtaking setting for a breathtaking shop! I wish I could visit : ) It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Your blanket is gorgeous ... no wonder your dd couldn't wait to have it on her bed : ) You can always add to it later like you said.

Clare - Aimetu said...

The blanket is lovely and it looks like you all had a great day.

Kate said...

Glad the day turned out well.
Lovely blanket.

Carol said...

Oh, what a wonderful shop! If I ever make it to England, I'll have to put that one on my list :)

I love the colors in your daughter's blanket, Hazel--I'm sure she is thrilled with it!

Angela said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day! I love the flower blanket, it's so pretty :)

Louise said...

Oh, I want to visit!!! :)
The flower blanket is so beautiful, I absolutely love it :)

Thinking of you,
Louise xx

sharine said...

The blanket is gorgeous. I can see why she wanted it quickly.

Margaret said...

Wow, that blanket is gorgeous!! I can see why your DD was so anxious to have it be done. Love it! Love seeing what fun you had at the Nimble Thimble too. Looks like a great store!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

The flower blanket is gorgeous; I see why your daughter wanted it right away. Beautiful! Looks like a fun shoppe and a fun day, too.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What fun! Your blanket is gorgeous! Love the colors!

Veronica said...

What a lovely place to gather. Very inspiring.

Beautiful flower blanket. Love the colours you used.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Giovanna said...

Looks like great fun, and a beautiful place. Congrats on the lovely blanket!

Christine said...

The Nimble Thimble trip looks like it was wonderful.
I am completely in awe of your DDs flower blanket. Just WOW!

Chris said...

Wow! What a great day out. It looks like a lovely shop.
That blanket is so beautiful! So wonderful...your daughter is a lucky girl :)

Julie said...

A truly perfect blanket for a girly bedroom.

Kay said...

This looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

belle said...

Looks like you all had a great time.
Your crochet is beautiful.

Sucrette said...

Oh woooow the blanket is gorgeous:))) i love it!
Thank you so much for your visit
Angie

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

How lovely! Great color choices.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

How lovely! Great color choices.

Sally said...

So glad you all had a great time. I really wish I could go to the Nimble Thimble again. We had a holiday in Wales many years ago and I begged my DH to take a detour on our way back. I could've spent a fortune!

Love the blanket. It is so beautiful.

Karoline said...

The blanket is gorgeous, congratulations

Looks like you all had a great day out, I keep meaning to visit the shop as I always like browsing their stall at the shows

Anne said...

Lovely shop and a gorgeous crocheted bed spread! So pretty!!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Oh Hazel...how fun that you can get together like that. Fun to put some faces to names. And your flower blanket looks so pretty on your daughter's bed. She must love it.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Catherine said...

Oh, I love the name of that shop!! Looks and sounds like a wonderful day. The blanket for your daughter is beautiful!!! Looks so comfy, cozy!

Brigitte said...

If only I had more time I'd start crocheting as well and make such a gorgeous flower blanket as yours. So beautiful!
Great to see all the pictures of the shop and of your get-together. One of the best things in a shop are all the framed stitched pieces that hang on the walls and enable the customers. So much to look at.

Carol said...

Hi Hazel, what a wonderful shop. You ladies look like you had a wonderful time, lots of happy faces.
Fabulous flower blanket, I've made just a small lap blanket in that pattern. Stylecraft is such a great yarn to work with.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Carol xx

Andrea said...

Look like you all had a fun day. Your flower blanket is lovely, very pretty colours.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a neat little shop!!!! Sounds like you had an awesome day!

That flower blanket is gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

what a cute shop Hazel - looks like lots of fun was had shopping! Congrats on finishing your new flower blanket, the colors work really well together and sure your daughter must love it.

Anna van Schurman said...

Gorgeous blanket!

Cheryl said...

I so want to go to that shop one day! Love that blanket

Allison said...

Wow! Your flower blanket looks beautiful! Great job.