Monday Sevens – November 20th

Late again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of  the week beyond the blog.

We were still away visiting friends up country at the beginning of last week and spent a relaxed Monday morning wandering around a craft village…

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We headed home on Monday afternoon to face the reality that I had a stall booked at a craft fair on Friday/Saturday and had sold so many small kits at Stitch Fest I didn’t have enough needles to make more. There hadn’t been enough time to have more made after Stitch Fest, so on Tuesday I made my own…

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My other challenge for the week involved printing.  Far too long and boring a story to regal here, but let’s just say it will be a very desperate day when I buy another Hewlett Packard printer, I hope I never have to receive another delivery from UPS – yes, worse than Hermes – and I won’t be using our local printers again unless hell freezes over!

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Fortunately there were lots of positives this week too. On Thursday I met a lovely lady at my intarsia Santa Sack workshop at the Woolly Beader – yes, technically one participant means it was a one to one 🙂 She knitted a snowman Santa Sack and we also diverged onto discussion about fair isle…

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Thursday evening was our Knit and sip Christmas party – yes, I know that’s early, but we meet on the third Thursday of the month which meant our December meeting has been cancelled due to being too close to Christmas…

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Friday and Saturday I had a stall at Cowslip Workshops‘ Christmas Fair…

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If you’ve never been to Cowslip, it’s the most amazing place and in the evening it felt even more magical…

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And just look at these beautiful willow dear that were there…

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I also succumbed to buying this beautiful bowl from Jo Downs…

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… and these ribbons from a remnant/secondhand stall…

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And finally, a wee picture I should have put in last week – since last week was book group week and we discussed the book The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. Everyone who was present loved it and I haven’t enjoyed a book so much in a long time – definitely makes my all time top 20. So I’d highly recommend.

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Hope you’ve had a great week!

21 thoughts on “Monday Sevens – November 20th

  1. Home printers are a pain whatever the brand – I was just bemoaning the fact that it would cost twice as much to unclog the print heads than it would to buy a new printer. How environmentally unfriendly is that? Do you make your own knitting needles then? I love the bespoke heads to them. I’m sure your one lady enjoyed her one-to-one knitting experience!

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  2. sounds like a week of good and bad – and the good outweighed the bad, I hoe! Your stall looks lovely, and the needles – how do you do these things so fast and easily? Or make it seem so? they are so pretty, I can’t believe you had everything on hand for them!

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    1. Ha ha! Not at all, I realised the day after Totnes I needed more needles and when I hadn’t had a reply to my email to my needle making lady 24 hours later, I worked out what I needed and ordered it. Needles were finished in the nick of time and I was stapling patterns together over breakfast before I left for Cowslip!

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  3. Your stall looked perfect. 🙂 And the needles, wow!! what a great idea.
    I love the bowl you got, it is stunning.
    Cowslip looks like a wonderful place to visit, and the willow dear makes it super pretty too.
    Enjoy the week, and stay cosy there.

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  4. A book in your Top 20, for sure I shall have to add it to my too read list. Thanks for the recommendation. Love the knitting pins so very pretty. I bet your lady enjoyed her snowman bag and one to one attention, good for you not cancelling due to lack of numbers. I have knitted the Sleigh now, pciture on Friday. The bowl you succombed to is gorgeous, and you can’t have too many ribbons. You too need a repair cafe for the printer!

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    1. Oh yes, do read the book! Well behind on my blog reading – but look forward to seeing the sleigh sack. The printer is under warranty and they replaced it happily, they just didn’t send a Power lead with the replacement and then a week later they sent half a power lead. Still waiting for the other half!

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