Oh what an amazing week in the life of
The Patchwork Heart!
As you know I am a teacher
half term is the best ...
a chance to live my dream
full time at The Patchwork Heart
and this one was amazing!
I began with packing
not the usual kind
but packing blankets
made from Stylecraft Special DK
where was I going I hear you say
well my first visit was to
They had been so very kind to make me their
Blogger of the month
and had featured a lovely interview with me on their blog
you can read it
is a craft barn in the countryside near Warrington
close to the M62 and M6.
They have an enormous stock of yarn, cross stitch and fabric along
with a lovely tea room!
They have recently become stockists of
so I took along some of my recent creations made in
to share with them
the red edged flower blanket ~ Stylecraft pattern 9090
the rainbow ripple star ~ by Celeste Young
and the Circle of friends ~ Priscilla Hewitt
I am very pleased to say
that they were delighted to see how well it makes up.
They are now selling Special DK
and I know being able to view and buy this yarn locally
will now delight many!
As their Blogger of the Month
I was excited to choose this Sirdar Cotton Dk as my gift
and can already tell you
that it is a dream to crochet with as it does not split!
I am making flowers for brooches, corsages and bookmarks
for a little Mother's Day sale in my
Unfortunately the shop is empty at present
as everything sells so fast when I refill it!
But do keep watching it will be restocked again soon!
so that was day 1 ... now for day 2!
A day in Yorkshire
at the beautiful old Slaithwaite Mill
Head Office to Stylecraft
was something I could not have even dreamed of!
what a pleasure it was
to spend a day with lovely people
talking about colour and yarn and discussing blanket making!
such a treat to spend a day in a world of yarn
this is definitely what I should be doing full time!
As if my visit wasn't perfect enough already
it was completed with a
just look at this yummy new yarn!
is a new yarn available online only at present.
This is fine merino DK and is available in
so now I have the lovely task
of finding a special new blanket pattern to make this into!
Then there was day 3
a holiday is not complete without a treat in a tearoom
and a visit to
at Homewood Bound in Ruthin is my favourite
I am very excited to be planning some
here at The Sugar Plum Tearoom.
These will be taking place at Easter and May half term.
For details and how to book visit their
or view their contact details
So I am now exhausted ... so much for a restful holiday!
Definitely an inspiring holiday
and something I would like to become accustomed to!
I hope you have all had a great half term too,
now we will count down to Easter!
Enjoy the lighter days my friends and keep hookin!
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