Saturday 2 November 2013

Satisfying Saturday

Following with my theme of trying to make more "me" time and taking care of my mental well being, we decided that we would make an effort to do some fun things for us at the weekends rather than just work. So we started today putting this new resolution into practise by joining friends at a local pub for a cooked breakfast (served with tea not beer!) which we justified by walking the mile there and back... an excellent start!
I then spent some time wrapping up a present and a commission, which is something else I really enjoy. So often I end up throwing things into a bag or hastily wrapping something up in any old scrap of paper so it was a pleasure to take time to do it properly. The present was these tiny little socks that I knitted for my friend's new grandaughter which were also really fun... and quick to knit.

The commission was this apron - very similar to one I made for myself but less frilly. I think I prefer this less frilly version!

But the applique and the text were the same. I think of all the embroidery I do this type of applique with free machine embroidery and text is  probably my favourite.

And of course there was more fun wrapping it up to look pretty.

Then this afternoon we ventured out again to Art Van Go for the opening of this exhibition:
Taking Textiles Further
2nd - 30th November
It is a collective works exhibition from a group of artists tutored by Janet Edmonds and is well worth a visit with lots of lovely work on display. In addition there was tea and rather scrummy cake on offer this afternoon so I was glad I only had the child sized breakfast this morning!

My friend Marian has several stunning pieces of work in the exhibition - this is one of hers above and the photo below is a piece of work by her friend Buffy, who also had some fabulous work on display.

Then we came home and I spent a happy hour in the kitchen where I used up some of my pumpkins to make a curry for our supper after which we are heading up to our village hall to help behind the bar at our local AmDram performance.
All in all a pretty good Saturday I think!


  1. Thank you for coming to the exhibition. We loved the apron and it was packaged beautifully. I think/hope I have managed to put it back in the same way. I can't wait to give it at Christmas, I'm sure my Aunt will be v pleased with it.

  2. Glad you've having some me time, we all need that at times. Two great gifts.

  3. Well that certainly seems like a well-spent Saturday which I'm sure you'll feel the benefit of!
    Love those cute little socks. :)
    V xxx

  4. It sounds like a lovely weekend with lots of fun as well as interest. Love the gifts and the ArtVanGo exhibition is bound to have been brilliant.

  5. sounds like a perfect weekend Gina. a gorgeous cosy pair of socks and such a happy apron. great cake design.

  6. It looks as if you managed to achieve your goal of 'me' time. Love the socks and pinafore.

  7. Sometimes it is easy to forget 'me' time and days like you had on Saturday are just the right medicine. Take some more!

  8. So glad you found 'food for the soul' this weekend - thanks for sharing it with your bloggers!

  9. Sounds like some very excellent Me Time carving was done. Just remember to keep it up!!

  10. It sounds like you had the perfect Saturday! Those teeny socks are so cute and of course, I LOVE the apron!

  11. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday and I'm so glad you're taking some time for yourself :)

    I love the apron - such neat writing! I really need to practice more as mine is still a bit wobbly!


  12. A fun day, well done! Love the apron and bootees!

  13. Definitely a fun filled day, I so love the little socks, and the apron is gorgeous. Isn't it odd that we have to make a conscious effort to be kind to ourselves, when for most people it comes naturally to be kind to other people.

  14. The little socks and the apron are both lovely gifts. My friends and I are kicking ourselves as we forgot we would be passing Art Van Go on the way back from Cornwall so we missed the exhibition. :-( Keep taking the 'me' time, it's very important.


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