Making Xmas Gifts!

Gosh it’s been a while!  I have been busy making things which has left me no time to write up my blog!

I am trying to complete an overdue birthday present and anniversary present from the summer when I had terrible sciatica!  This was going well until last week when the sciatica came back 🙁  Now I am struggling again, and also now making a ‘secret santa’ gift for the facebook group I am in – I organise this every year and around 12 – 20 people from all over the world join in.  It’s great fun to make or buy the gift for your person and wonderful when your own surprise drops through the letterbox!  As soon as all these things have been given to the recipients I will be able to post pictures on here!

I managed to get to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate last week!  I won the tickets on facebook from Abakhan!  My lovely friend Kate drove us both there and we had a good time stroking all the fabric, patting the wool and admiring the finished items on display.  Definitely worth a visit – much less crowded than Yarndale and just as good in terms of the stalls!  I booked us a parking space on a drive in a residential area only 10 minutes from the venue – brilliant concept called ‘Just Park’ – local people can offer their drive or land for online bookable parking!  Once you pay online you immediately get directions and a printable ticket to put on the dashboard! We parked for £6.50 for 10 hours and the friendly owner came out and gave us directions to the show!  Much less stressful than going to car parks in strange towns and hoping there are still spaces!

I bought some hand dyed mohair which I have no idea what to do with yet!  Some Japanese fabric squares and recycled sari fabric will be used for xmas gift making!


lovely little ball of mohair!

lovely little ball of mohair!

That’s all for now – and here is a picture I took today in Chester just as it was going dark – that lovely inbetween stage from day to night which seems quite magical at this time of year!

Chester skyline at Twighlight!

Chester skyline at Twighlight!

Now over to catch up with Handmade Monday!


5 thoughts on “Making Xmas Gifts!

  1. I know what you mean about blog writing – or not. Everything seems to take over at this time of year and the blogging bit falls to the bottom of the list. I love the photograph of Chester – gorgeous colours in the sky. Hope you have a good week.

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