Friday, 28 January 2011

Jolly Red ~ in the bag

Last Saturday I headed into Edinburgh for a little bit of Girly retail therapy with my best friend and my little girl.

We had a really lovely day out. And as much as we really do love our boys it was nice to spend sometime together ~ just us girls.

We started off with a very unhealthy breakfast in McDonalds, and then at lunch time we had a very yummy lunch in a lovely little family run Italian restaurant. In between times we had plenty of time to browse around and do a lot of window shopping. As usual we didn't have much money to spend but I did have lots of Christmas vouchers instead ~ mostly for John Lewis. And we all know that the best department in John Lewis is the crafty one ~ don't we?

After taking our time to look at all the lovely things I decided to splash out on this little Jolly Red Needlepoint Kit. Back in my much younger days I used to do a lot of cross stitch, but unfortunately I've now reached that sort of dodgy age where your eyes start to go a bit funny when you are looking at things close up! And although I've never attempted to do any needlepoint before I figured that the holes on the canvas and the thicker tapestry wool should make this a little easier on my dodgy old eyes than cross stitch.

The needlepoint I chose is called Quilt Hearts by Jolly Red and it all comes packed up in this dinky little red bag.

Would you like to see what is in the bag?...........

Of course you do!

There is a colour printed canvas, lots of lovely coloured wool, charts and instructions, a needle and a needle threader ~ which may come in handy when I try to thread the needle with my dodgy old eyes!

I can't wait to get started on this and it goes without saying that I will let you see how I get on with it too.

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend ~ See you all next week :O) xx


Sally said...

What a lovely project. LOVE the John Lewis fabric/yarn department!

Sarah said...

You've got to have days like that sometimes! Great project especially at this time of year.

Louise said...

If I could do needlepoint, I would have chosen that one. I shall be a tad envious when it's finished! x

smilernpb said...

Gosh, what a lovely kit! Have fun making it. I can't wait to see the finished product.

smileyni said...

I love the kit. I used to do them but at the moment Im knitting a jumper and really enjoying it. Looking forward to seeing it when it is finish.

T's Daily Treasures said...

A girls day and retail therapy sounds fantastic especially when a bit of craft shopping is involved. I turn at the end of this month and my eyes have certainly gone wonky. Cross-stitching requires reading glasses now. :/ Best wishes to you! Tammy

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie, thanks for your comment over at mine. Good luck for the bag, I'll look forward to seeing it all finished!
PS Nice granny square cushion :o)