thoughts on allsorts!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Yarnbombing, stitch and bitch, retail therapy!

I suspect that most of you know about yarnbombing - well as you can see from above our knitting group had a go! It was Tamsyn's idea and i think nearly everyone knitted something! There are already some 'bombed' pots outside Tamsyn's shop
but she decided we needed a bigger target!!! it was great fun and i think it looks great!


One of my favorite parts of the week is when i go to our knitting group - this is Tuesday mornings - the group can be quite small but its soo relaxing and fun! I know if i was at home i would not sit and knit/crochet for a couple of hours during the morning,because i would feel too guilty, looking at all the cleaning, washing, ironing,etc.!


Also its a good excuse for some retail therapy especially when there's a sale on!
A cuppa, some biscuits and just a few small purchases!!! doesn't get much better!


The around the world quilt blocks are coming thick and fast this week i think as various members come back from hols - here's one i did yesterday - i did cheat a bit as the original has proper patchwork circles - but not having as much time as i'd like i did an applique version - just got to stitch round it now

I just love the fabrics - i got them when Trashy and i went on a day out from here - its only a small shop but gorgeous fabrics and lovely buttons.



Well better get on now, Em and I have to go and pick up her horse Pye as its not working out with the lady who has him on loan - such is life!


I leave you with a pic of Molly who decided to be very nosy whilst i was messing about with the camera!

She's such a wally!!!



13 comments:

Working Mom Knits said...

Your yarnbombing is wonderful! And I LOVE the quilt block - soooo beautiful!

ps: I really miss my knitting group - might have to go tonight for old times' sake...

trashalou said...

oh you were right about that fabric. It is gorgeous!

Joy said...

Oh the yarnbombing is hilarious!!! Nice warm cosy trees ;o)!! LOVE your fabrics, so bright and pretty .... LOVE Molly wally too ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

flossyblossy said...

Haha....Wally!!! haven't heard that word in years!!

Ladybird World Mother said...

WOW!! Yarnbombing is just amazing. Wish I could knit. Things look simply awful when I knit them. Am very envious of your skill!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I hadn't heard of yarnbombing before - it looks fab!

And your quilt block is great too!

Lucy x

Moogsmum said...

Oh wow!! That yarnbombing is fab! I now have an urge to make tree cosies for my garden :)

I'd love a knitting group but the only one round here is at Borders book shop and everyone was a bit scary so I only went the once! May have to start my own....

xxx

Annie said...

I LOVE that tree

silverpebble said...

Yarnbombing? It sounds and looks fabulous. What an extremely smart tree! Hmm, do I recognise that lovely Thankyou card? I have forgotten to thank YOU for the little bag of very precious little buttons you sent with it. Sorry! One of them has already been added to a bracelet along with some vintage beads and looks so lovely. Many many thanks Maria. I'm so glad you liked the bracelet xxxx

Tamsyn said...

was great fun doing the tree :) thanks so much for all your knitting maria. Molly looks very sweet. Love your quilt block, you are very clever. Glad you like your cuppa on Tuesday's its lovely to see you and see what your working on. :) x

Kerri said...

Yarnbombing looks very interesting. I haven't seen it before. Very pretty trees.

Dionne said...

I have NEVER heard of Yarnbombing!! What a GREAT, GREAT thing!

how amazing! I always wish I could knit when I read your blog. Then when the computer is put away and I'm alone with some needles and a ball of wool, I get all nervous and chicken out!

Michaela said...

I'm joining all the others who have never heard of yarnbombing before. I love it though and want a go. Not sure Mr Stressy would approve, but as he's gone to work, I may well just bomb a few trees in his absence!