Monday, November 18, 2013

That Was The Week That Was...

Hi folks...I can't believe a week has gone by since I arrived home from Birmingham and what a week...I think I've finally managed to shake off that nasty bug and thank goodness for that because I'm completely Manuka honeyed out...I swear it tasted sweeter and sweeter with every spoonful. It's been a week of little or nothing happening in the cubbyhole and you'll know it was serious when not even my crafty purchases from the NEC were kindling any ideas in the crafty department. I didn't have much time for shopping and to be honest the days of pushing and shoving my way through a sea of crafty shoppers always going in the opposite direction are long gone so in desperation I did a quick run around early on Sunday morning before the show opened...making a beeline for one of my favourite crafty stores to say hello to the lovely Brenda and David at Craft Obsessions and stock up on more Tim Holtz goodies...
purchasing one last blending tool to complete my now 4 storeys high Distress Ink spinner and if by any chance you happen to read this Mr Holtz...I will have to add a mezzanine level to the cubbyhole if you decide to release any more colours and hubby will not be best pleased...
and right next door on a knitting stand I spotted the most gorgeous shawl/scarf so I came home armed with the yarn...needles and pattern...wondering when I would find the time to complete this task and thinking that perhaps I should have tried to persuade the nice lady to part with the finished sample...
but I'm one of those folks who can't just sit and watch telly so I've been clicking away of an evening and it's coming along nicely...
absolutely no thought required...just follow the pattern and definitely less messy than crafting...just roll it up and pop back it in the bag until you feel like picking up where you left off.
Next stop on the frantic shopping expedition was a quick hello and goodbye to my lovely buddy Kim Costello who had a stand showcasing her beautiful Paperbabe Stamps...it was so kind of her to give me this beautiful set of Christmas Trees and I can't wait to play.
 thanks to the lovely folks at WOW for the flower and leaf moulds
and thank you MDF Man...yes the adorable Rob gave me some albums to hold my Creativity Chemisty Online Class tags and a pile of MDF Christmas ornaments to decorate
and I arrived home to find gorgeous birthday cards from my lovely Penny Black Saturday buddy Nat and my lovely Craftwork Cards buddy Julie...
 and last but not least a Birthday Card from M&S along with a voucher for afternoon tea for two.
So fingers crossed it's going to be a "back to firing on all cylinders" kind of a day...there's a Timmie "12 Tags of 2013" tag to do and projects to make for Saturday's Kath's Club at The Papeterie. Toodle oo for now and I'll see you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

18 comments:

Paper Junkie said...

So pleased you are on the mend at last Kath - knitting looks good - bought some yarn (last year) to make a beret and matching scarf, maybe I'll get started when the garden is "put to bed", which is where I'm heading for right now. Night night... X

Barbara said...

Sigh! I wish my bank sent me a birthday card and a gift card for afternoon tea in their café!!!!! I live in the good old USA and it's not going to happen and I think I spotted scones and clotted cream and strawberry jam in the picture! Yum! A belated birthday wish and it's fun to read your blog and be inspired by your creativity!

Rita said...

Fabulous post Kath. Just to read that your on the mend. Loving all those wonderful goodies, and looking forward to seeing what you do with them too. Hugs Rita xxx

Jane Willis said...

Glad you're feeling better at last. Now you've given me a case of severe stash envy!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you are getting better. I almost bought the TH snowman set, wish I had now, the one thing i saw, wanted and didn't get. Have been having great fun with my other goodies so hope you get to play soon

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Glad you are feeling better Kath! The wool looks fab I must have a go! Susan x

Carol D said...

Good Morning Kath, so glad your feeling better. Better stock up on Honey the next time you go to Costco, just in case.
Enjoy playing with all your NEC goodies.

Big hugs Carol x

button said...

Hi Kath, I know this is cheeky but I would love a copy of that pattern - didn't get chance to go to the show this year. I do exactly the same, crafting and knitting - just completed a massive chunky scarf ready for the snow and would love to make this shawl for the summer!!!

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Redanne said...

So very pleased to hear that you are feeling better Kath! What a bumper bundle of crafty goodness which will no doubt inspire you this week. Love the colour of your shawl. We can always rely on Mr M&S to come up trumps with the birthday treat - just keep an eye on the end date - cough, cough. Hugs, Anne x

NGCARDS said...

It certainly looks like you have quite a few bits to keep you busy hun! Glad you liked the card too :) xxx

Sammy said...

Ohhhh, those are some gorgeous new items you have to play with! Looking forward to seeing the finished results! x

Beth Anne in PA said...

Happy Belated Birthday and so happy to hear you're on the mend! What a lot of goodies and your shawl is looking beautiful...can't wait to see your finished projects :)

rachel said...

so many goodies Kath these are just fabulous - can't wait to see what you do with them! Big Hugs rachel xx

craftyfoxglove said...

Hi Kath, Glad to hear your on the mend. I love your blender rack. I'd be tempted to replace one of the blending tools with a miniature bottle of something though! I love your blog so much that I voted it the most inspirational blog in the British Craft awards.
Happy Monday Valxxx

trish said...

Hi Kath, you are going to be one busy lady again now you're feeling a bit better. Love all your goodies and I'm the same, can't sit and watch telly without doing something else. Looking forward to seeing all your makes, the shoulder wrap looks nice...Trish

Shazza said...

glad you are on the mend. Lovely goodies you purchased x

Christine B. said...

Glad to hear your feeling better. Love the knitting, I've just finished a cardigan and I'm just sewing up another jumper. I'm also one of those people who just can't sit and watch TV.
Look forward to seeing what you make with your new stash. Love and hugs x ChrisB

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