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22 February 2015

A week at The Patchwork Heart

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
 to be
 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
in Warrington

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!

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 
wonderful gift!
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
 crochet workshops 
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!




Kandi said...

So much for a week off, you will be going back to school for a rest! What a week, I love the new yarns you picked up I will keep my eyes peeled for the merino and its lovely to find a nice cotton that does not split. Still adore your flower blanket they must have been delighted to see it. Lisa x

Unknown said...

Beautiful work..what a fantastic talent!

Amy at love made my home said...

How exciting!! Congratulations on being blogger of the month!! xx

Unknown said...

As a teacher in Australia I envy you your short terms. First term for me is ten weeks long and I have to wait for two weeks' holiday at Easter to really indulge in some stitching and crochet. I love seeing your gorgeous blankets being created and they fill me with inspiration.

Unknown said...

What a holiday week! I, too, am a teacher and our "Spring break" happens in 2 weeks. I can see why you really enjoyed your "Yarny" holiday - I would have too. Stylecraft comes in so many gorgeous colours. I wish we could get it here in Canada!


Sam I Am...... said...

What a wonderful half-term! My daughter is a teacher here in the states and she could use one about now! LOL!
I loved the tea room and I always love Stylecraft and new fibers! Let us know how you like them. I order from Deramores and they are so great and fast! I get my Stylecraft from them. I'm starting another as soon as I finish a knitted one I'm working on but then the next will be crochet...my favorite! I love all your blankets....they're beautiful but I still can't figure out how you do them so fast! You're amazing!

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