Monday, 24 November 2008

Car Portraits and stashing up...

When I first started to read blogs about three years ago, there was a real pattern to the way our community would blog, I liked it, it was a routine, it became familiar and each day I would look forward to the different theme of that particular time. One of the photographic inspirational headings was 'Car Portraits' various snaps taken in the car,  now if you have little ones you will understand this heading, because a lot of time is spent in the car when your babes are young. It might be taking them to the park, or a play date.  Maybe your just driving around in desperation of getting your baby to sleep, yer I guess most of us have done that, I used to take my knitting with me and a flask, I would pull up in a nice spot once babe was asleep and have some creative time.  The thought of taking pictures and portraits of those snatched moments in the car when your rushing, not thinking about taking pictures, well I found it appealing.  So I have been doing this, but not of me, of the babes, which is why I have not shared it before. Today though I was sitting in the car, having had my morning swim and I was just flicking through the pictures on my camera from the weekend... Click... One self portrait... 
The power of a picture is quite amazing.  It was the Harrogate Twisted Thread show this weekend and for the last five years I have attended, this year was the first year that I was recognised.  So that little square inch of a picture of me really must look like me if someone I have never met can say "Are you Suzie Sews?"  It was nice, I had that 'community' feel, a group of people who would never normally meet say "Hi" and open up a whole new friendship, yes it was nice...

So as this was a stocking up stashing event for me, I knew what I needed and I went straight for the goodies.  Buttons...
Some fun Japanese fabric...
Stocking up on Boden fabric from my favorite fabric supplier...
Being the Boden girl that I am!
I bought the new Knitting kit that's just hitting the UK market... its a present so I can not share to much more at this stage...
Of course I bought some sock yarn, and within an hour of getting home I got it on the needles...
So with all this shopping, selling and chatting... my little feet needed a rest and what could be better than a moment or two with a pair of the most beautiful feet in the world...

I hope you all had a good weekend and I look forward to catching up with some of my favorite blogs in the coming week, I think its a busy time all round with the plans of Thanks Giving and Christmas getting in full swing, I peeked back to this time last year on my blog and I wrote about it being a quite time then, funny how these patterns are formed...


16 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oooooh! Lovely shopping! Can you secretly tell me some more about that knitting kit? It looks intriguing! Lucy x

moss stitch said...

What a fabulous time you had. Beatiful fabrics. Where did yu get the Boden fabric? I love their prints they are just so jolly and cheerful. Wish I could lay my hands on some. I look forward to seeing the socks.
M
xx

Anonymous said...

You bought some gorgeous things there...love the buttons and material. Isn't it exciting sewing for Christmas?!
Margaret and Noreen

monkee maker said...

Wow! I wish I looked a glam as you do after swimming!

What a brilliant haul from the fair and some lovely weekend pictures.

:)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, you look so pretty Suz :)
Love all the 'goodies'...the apple fabric is very cute...can't wait to see your projects.
Glad you had a nice time :)
love Kxxx

Kitty said...

Gosh, you bagged some lovely goodies there.

Nice to see you too - you look lovely in your car!

x

Tracy said...

Wonderful stash goodies you picked up, Suzie! That show sounds fun. And great with your portrait, how pretty...I love the color of your hair! I wish I could do red. Fun knitting. Sock knitting is on my winter to-learn list! Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Heart in the country said...

Looks like you've had a great time Suzie, I love the colour of your sock wool! Any hints on the knitting kit, I haven't heard about anything?

Kx

periwinkle said...

I think your self portrait is cool - looking forward to seeing more of the knitting kit and lovely fabrics too
lisa x

Caroline said...

wow - you are famous!!! Fancy being spotted like that - how exciting! Love the look of your socks and all the goodies from the show -wish I could have been there with you xxx

Melanie said...

Hia Suzie. Have you been to the button shop in York? I was so amazed at seeing a whole wall of buttons. You got some real beauties in Harrogate. I think your stunning hair must've given you away. :-)

Your sock yarn is gorgeous. It is a hand dyed wool? There is something so relaxig about sock making. With just an odd ball, you can use up yarn stash too. :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love all your news supplies - looks like that should keep you busy for a while! How wonderful that someone recognised you from your blog pic!

Lin said...

The buttons and fabric I think are from the shop in our town, they are lovely! I love your hair colour!

Thimbleina said...

I bought some fabric from the stall selling the Boden fabric and a few buttons and a vintage sewing pattern. Didn't see the Japanese fabric though

Ragged Roses said...

Oh I remember driving round when my babes were little trying to get them to sleep. I love the photo of you in your car, very impressed that you're still swimming, I haven;'t been in months, don't like being cold! Love your goodies from the knitting fair, have fun. Favourite photo is the one of your feet and your little boy's.
Kimx

JuliaB said...

lovley shopping there ... i am intrigued by the boden fabric? x