Well, it's been a busy few days what with it being half term and everything.
Monday, I decided that I was going to visit a shop called Ring A Rosies near Whitley Bay to get some material to make M a quilt. Hub was at work so I dragged my mam along with me to help with the boys. It took just over an hour to get there and when we did we found out that they had stopped selling patchwork stuff two weeks ago and were now concentrating on the knitting side of things. The wool and needles that they had were gorgeous but I had my heart set on fabric so was a bit disappointed. I did manage to pick up this though at the Singer shop just up the road from them.
Cute little gingerbread men
So today I upped and offed ( is this an actual word i wonder) with the boys again ( minus mam) and went to The Fat Quarters at Blackhall Mill. This journey took 2 hours each way via Metro and Bus but was well worth it. The shop seemed to be in the middle of nowhere but the stock was absolutely gorgeous. If I hadn't had the boys with me I could have browsed for hours but as it was I spent about half an hour and came away with these. The ladies there were just so helpful too.
I don't think the pic does them justice.. they are actually red and not pink
And this - M likes trains
They do have a website which you can get to by clickling the link on the right. Well worth a visit.
On the knitting front I've got a couple of little chaps for you to meet.. They were supposed to be rabbits but I think Hub was right when he said they looked more like hares.
This is Waiter-- named by M. I have no idea where he gets the names from,
And this is Mr Hare
I wonder how many more of these little chaps I could make with this lot?
Spare a thought for Baby G at the minute as the little chap is seriously under the weather, possibly getting more teeth.
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