Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Quarr Abbey

We have had a lovely week at Quarr Abbey where we have been holding our

" Christmas Crafts At Quarr Abbey" Event.

The gallery space was excellent. We were so pleased to have lots of visitors and made plenty of sales. Pop over to Jude's blog to view some lovely photos of our Event.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Boats,Winter Lay up

It has come around far to quickly, but it is already time to get all our little boats tucked up for the winter months.

With the weather so awful; gale force winds and heavy rain, it is a relief to have them all safely stored.

We were very fortunate to have a beautiful calm, cold and sunny morning last Saturday to motor our yacht up to Newport Quay. Moored up for the night and "Lifted out" by crane on the Sunday morning. It's always unnerving to see her "flying in the air" and a huge relief when she is safely on her blocks!

Skipper is then tasked with scrubbing her down and I trip back and forth with the car emptying her of all equipment and furnishings to be stored for winter.

This weekend it is the turn of the dinghies to come home from the dinghy park.

It had rained so much that even with their covers on they were full of water! So with a break in the weather again today. Skipper made two trips; loading them on the road trailer (thankfully my son is home to help) and bought them home.

Next Saturday we attend the Annual Dinner of our sailing association (MMA) and the dinghy racing awards are presented. We will find out the final results, we know it's not us this year!

Other Craft; of the Knitting and Weaving Kind

If you are on the Island next week, do pop in and visit Quarr Abbey where a group of us have got together to present "Christmas Crafts at Quarr Abbey"

We are also featured in the Isle Of Wight County Press (Nov 12th).

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

My Design in a Magazine

My Hand Knitted Winter Slouch socks.
This design is now available to knit yourself !

Time to keep your toes warm!
These slouch socks are very soft,stretchy and easy to wear with a touch of luxury mohair on the cuffs.Great for just padding around in comfort.
My design and the knitting instructions are published in Making Gifts Magazine in the November issue 2010
click on the link and get clicking with your knitting needles in time for Christmas.

Just wanted to tell you about my next event;
Christmas Crafts at Quarr Abbey
18th- 23rd Nov open 10.30- 4.30 daily.
And please pop over to my sister's blog, where you can read all about our new range of Mugs and Warmers at Osmosis
When you click on the photo (on my blog) of our lovely mug in pink, it will take you to our Osmosis shop.