Sunday, November 30

Blue Moon

We're all on a helter-skelter, hurtling towards the end of the year - that's how it feels here! After last weekend's excellent Art & Design Fair at Kelso, this one has been about getting tasks scored off the endless lists. The last few jobs done on the cottage, ready for a holiday couple arriving Monday, delivering more handmade wooden lampbases and shades to the delightful Coldstream Gallery, photographing work, oh and making a stack of bacon rolls first thing this morning for participants in an off-road driving trial that Hugh is running.

Next Sunday 7th December is the final Woolgathering of the year. I hope there's a good crowd of us to enjoy a knit/spin/stitch and a cake or two...

The Sunday after that, 14th, we'll be holding a great wee food fair in Southdean Hall. There are some intriguing stallholders coming along with all manner of tasty treats  - everything from wine and wine coolers to fresh baked bread and Christmas cakes, marshmallows and olives! 10am till 2pm,

Isn't this covetable? Knitted by a talented textile friend in luscious Blue Moon 4-ply Blue Faced Leicester yarn, its a design by Jared Flood.
This rather simpler knit is a cushion I have designed which uses two contrasting skeins of my Blue Moon merino dk

And this is the start of my winter project. A sweater in Blue Moon Eclipse dk which I am sort of designing on the hoof. I do hope I get it right....

Monday, November 10

Off to the Fair(s)

...and first along is the small-but-perfectly-formed Southdean Christmas Gift Fair just along the road from Tart HQ this Saturday 15th November. If you can come along we would be delighted to see you.
Very closely followed by a rather larger affair - the highly regarded Art & Design Fair at Kelso over both days next weekend
 I have been busily making and packaging... 
Stitchers' Mixtures

Fabric shade for tall spalted beech table lamp