Saturday, 22 June 2013

Long overdue update!

My goodness me, what a long time since I posted an update on my blog.
Where has all the time gone?
I am not sure I can post all I have done since February but there have been concerts, a holiday and some lovely days out.

Last week my DH and I had a lovely day out in Bakewell, Derbyshire, inspired by Mouse and her travelling tales.
We went off to White Peak Embroidery and Heirs and Graces which are situated in Darley Dale. Both shops are well worth the visit and with a little teashop adjacent to the embroidery shop it made for a perfect day.
After spending some of my money replenishing my stash, we set off back to Bakewell where I just had to also visit Wye Needlecraft; well it would have been rude not to!
The day was finished with a nice meal in the Wheatsheaf Pub and a walk by the river.

Bakwell Goodies
I have been busy stitching the Round Robin that I am involved in, we are half way through now and I cannot wait to see what mine looks like when I get it back around November time.

I have started one of the Celtic ladies and also a beaded etui by Jane Greenoff; both are being stitched on linen, so slow progress!

My Little Sheep Virtues keep arriving, there are now 4 in the flock but I am still on the first one so need to make more of an effort with these. I think I am going to organise myself over the week in a rotation of stitching so I get to do a little on them all.

Today has been spent completing a RAK to be sent out very soon and a gift for my friend whom I am going to stay with next weekend in Mablethorpe.

Well I have enjoyed being back in blogg land and will try to update a little more regularly.

Melanie x


  1. ooooooooooooooooooo you have great taste you have chosen trims that I got too and also the fabric glad I could be of enabling help heheheh :) love mouse xxxx

  2. Hi Melanie, Mouse asked me to pop by and say hello. So, here I am. I love the idea of someone visiting Bakewell - it makes me think of Bakewell tarts. Your visits to the craft shops sounds like fun and your RR sounds intriguing. hugs, Kaye

  3. Hello Melanie

    Found you through Mouse.
    Lovely stash and your craft shop visits sound just great!
    Have a good week (:

  4. Glad to see your new post, Melanie! Lovely new goodies from the needlecraft shop--looking forward to seeing your future projects :)