Friday, 30 April 2010
Here is my latest obsession this week. I'm designing a new crochet blanket and I'm really excited about this one, it's my favourite so far. I've chosen bright colours with dramatic black as a back drop. I've called it Flamenco because the colours remind me of Spain. I'm using Cascade wool, a newly discovered wool for me. A good price at £4.99 for 100g from Laughing Hens and a really lovely palette to chose from. Let me know what you think.....
Morning Coffee: Afghan Biscuits: a no-egg recipe with cocoa and crunchy cornflakes
Lunch: Homemade rolls with homemade bread and an option of:
1. Mozzarella with pesto and vine tomatoes
2. Houmous with olives, red peppers and salad
Tea: Carrot cake with a cream cheese topping
The class will be on how to make a Patchwork Cushion.
The waitress for the day is: Camilla
Sunday, 25 April 2010
These photos are my favourites from the show. They are pretty random because I can't get them into an order.
Pretty handmade tea cosy:Andy's Shetland: Saras Texture Crafts:
Friday, 23 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Lots of photos to show you all as soon as I can work out how to download from my iphone and unpack my camera lead.
Off to Wonderwool show tomorrow to help Andy on the Laughing Hens show, so please come and visit if you get the chance. I'll be on the stand until Sunday lunchtime.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Very frustrating. Am going to yet another travel agent this afternoon as soon as the blistering heat of the day settles down.
One good thing - bought more fabric this morning! If I buy any more I'll be able to suspend myself into the air and catapult my way home!
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Difficult to get news because it's a bit of a trek to the internet shop.
Anyway, off to a Souq tonight to buy more fabric! Gorgeous Sari silk that I'm going to make a patchwork out of. Can't wait to show you all - if I ever return to the UK that is!
At least I can start cutting out the fabric I suppose and pinning it together. It sounds like there will be lots of space to spread out at the airport!
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Here are some pics from the supermarket and fabric shops. This is before I got chucked out of the supermarket for taking photos. He thought I was a store detective.
Off to an Omani/Pakistani restaurant tonight - all men in beautiful turbans, outside, heat, dust and delicious basic spicy food.
This keyboard doesn't do 't's very well - so I'm giving up now - it's oo much hard work!
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
This keypad doesn't work very well and it's just as well I learnt how to touch type on a manual typewriter all those years ago because I'm having to thump very very hard! Camilla is in the next cubicle and we keep being peeped at by little men through the window. They are finding us quite fascinating, or maybe it's just my style of over-the-top typing that more resembles playing something enthusiastically on the piano.
Yesterday we went to a fab haberdashery. I was in heaven and could have bought the whole shop.
Today we've been dumped in this shopping centre for a while because Christopher has a 'client' at home - he is a psycho therapist and not an male prostitute, as Camilla first thought. It's a bit of a modern centre really, but is air conditioned, so a welcome relief from the heat from outside. Being here is a little like being dragged from inside a chest freezer and being put into a tumble dryer on the highest setting.
I haven't taken photos yet, but will start taking some today. There are some wonderful sights and we're planning on buying fabric tomorrow - so I'll see what I can find to show you.
When we get back I'm going to teach Christopher how to make a pavola that we will take as a gift to our hosts of a Biryani evening - am very excited. It's being hosted by some of Christopher's friends, I'm not sure where or why but I'm sure the food will be authentic and I think the host is Pakistani with an Australian mix - so interesting cuisine!
I will keep you all posted when I can next get back to the internet.