Eresin In Stitches

What A Fabulous Day!

on March 12, 2013

Before I even begin to tell you about Sunday I want to say a HUGE thank you to my friend Natalie who treated me to this wonderful day out!

We went straight to the SECC, Glasgow for the Hobbycraft & Creative Stitches shows.  In the first hall (Creative Sttiches) I think we got about 2 stalls in before Natalie had her wallet out.  She bought me a Gorjuss kit.  She insisted that she buy me one kit for my birthday, so here it is:

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So once I’ve finished Kitty Litter, and then the Celestial Dragon, I’ll do this kit.  I think it really is Gorjuss!

Speaking of the Celestial Dragon kit, I think I might have mentioned before but I’m going to do it on black aida rather than the white it came with so it wasn’t long before I picked some up which just happened to be the same size as the fabric in the kit…perfect!

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We wandered further around and came across this chocolate stall.  2 white chocolate and 2 milk chocolate bunnies were purchased and then we went for a wee cup of tea while we slowly devoured a bunny each.

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We went off to the other hall which had the Hobbycraft stuff in it.  We turned up just in time to a card making workshop which we both sat in on.  Here is a pic of Natalie making her card and of my finished card.

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After the fun and frolics of that (our jeans were covered in glitter by the end of the workshop!) we continued to walk around and came across a nail art stall where the girls did Natalie’s nails and we both ended up buying a set of colours.  Here is a picture of the set and a picture of the nails I did myself on the train home.  Yes I couldn’t wait until I got home to try it out!

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We then went back to the Creative Stitches hall and Natalie spent 10 minutes getting a massage while I ran off and spent money.  I finally got my StitchMaster Floor stand which I have been wanting for ages now.  I also manages to get the double flexi clamp so it can hold my chart while I stitch.

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The floor stand is all set up now and I’ve put my Kitty Litter onto a set of bar frames so I can work with it.  Sorry this pic doesn’t really show off the whole stand, but at least it’s much easier for me to see my progress.

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I had a little bit of money left over so I picked up these two bargains

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Four and a half hours later we headed back into Glasgow and went to The Willow Tea Rooms.  I walk past there twice a day everyday but have never gone in.  I had a lovely pot of peppermint tea with scrambled egg and toast. Yummy.  We then wandered about the shops (I picked up a holiday brochure and Chris and I would like to go away next year) for a bit killing time waiting to 5pm where we had a table booked at a nice Thai restaurant which I can’t remember the name of.  Dinner was delicious!

We then headed for our train home, reading the holiday brochure I got, painting our nails and eating the last 2 chocolate bunnies.

It was a perfect day. Now it’s time to save up because Hobbycraft & Creative Stitches are back in Glasgow in October, no doubt with lots of Christmas themed goodness going on.

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3 responses to “What A Fabulous Day!

  1. flmaryg says:

    This sounds like a wonderful day out! I love the card you made.

  2. typenstitch says:

    You and your friend are so lucky! Our cross stitch group went to the Craft show, but it was only quilting stuff and not a single cross stitch booth. Boo hoo. I’m so jealous!

  3. Love the Bothy (Gorjuss) chart and the Newton’s Law. Too cute. So is the bear on the card. How adorable.

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