Sunday, October 31, 2010

Nuns and the Knitting & Stitching Show

Hi everyone and a very Happy Halloween to you - what are your plans? Last night Morgan carved our pumpkin- what do you think??

I LOVE it! the thing about Morgan and I is that we love Halloween- but not the blood/ horror style, we much prefer a celebration of Autumn instead- cute pumpkins, hay golden leafing etc ... to be honest we are not that thrilled at horror films either - watching someone die a awful and brutal death is not my idea of a good few hours- but thats just me :P so as you can see our pumpkin is done our way and I love the cuteness of it!
Tonight to celebrate my sisters last year of trick or treating the whole family is going out dressed up! My mum will be going as a Witch, Dad as the Grim Reaper, My brother as a Punk Zombie, Morgan as Spiderman! and Me.......well let me show you!

 Here I am as Sister Crochet from the Poor Clare Convent

 I woke up at 7.30AM this morning and made my outfit on the sewing machine

 Looking stern!!

 At least with all the layers I will be nice and warm

Poor Hope did not like all the black!

On Friday the 29th I went up to Dublin with 8 ladies from the stitch'n'bitch group and my sister- to attend the RDS Knitting and Stitching Show- we left Galway at 545AM and traveled by GoBus- 
we got into Dublin just before 9AM and Thank goodness for J she knew her way around and took us to a cafe for breakfast

It was a cold and wet morning so a nice cup of hot tea was in order!
 what stunning windows! 
after breakfast we got the bus to the RDS

 E and A 

 J and K
 J, Shauna and Me
Once in I found the stall of Pippa Blue and had to get a shot of the wonderful women running it, Thank you ladies for organizing our tickets xx

 Workshops were being run all day

Artists showcased their work on every wall
 Taken from second floor, you get a better idea of how big this event was!
 How cute is Shauna!!

 I found that the yarn was not that cheap so when making my purchases I stuck many to material which was cheaper and prettier then anything I had at home- 
 we met back up with everyone at 1230 to have lunch, it was here that we finally got to meet up with the other three ladies that came later in the day 

K, M and B
we attended the 245 workshop of Ribbon Embroidery 
Shauna really did well and kept up, I was so proud as she was the only child there and did better then anyone!

my finished work
Just finished at 5PM
cold and tired we took up a table in the pub across the road
a few hot whiskey's and teas later we were warm and comfy

Me and my sister x
after an hour we made a dash for the bus back to Galway- it was wet and cold and Dublin city was so busy!
Ready to have a sleep home

On Saturday instead of crocheting at the stitch group like usual I decided to work with the ribbons, here is what I made: 

I really had such a lovely weekend- and hope all of you did too - whatever your plans have a spooky and safe Halloween xxxx


  1. Wow! It looks like you had a busy and fun day!

  2. What a great post! So many wonderful things!

  3. Oh Neen, what a lovely and cosy post!
    I love your nuns outift, it is great, and you made that, wow, you are so clever!
    Your day at Dublin looked so brillaint, all of your together, having a wonderful time, just my kind of day! I am so pleased you enjoyed your day.
    I love your ribbon embroidery, is this your new hobby? :) Your very good at it.
    A wonderful post my best friend xxxxx

  4. We had a nun at our party, but not in a homemade costume. Yours is much nicer because of that :-)

    Great outing to the craft fest. I have never seen ribbon embroidery. I like your design. You must have some need for embellishing in mind.

    Whiskey? What's that? Is that a type of tea?

    Thank you for your stone comment.

  5. hi wms- it was a busy and wonderful day!! hope you had a lovely weekend

    Hi Sarah- The post is a little photo long but I held back on the writing to make up for it

    Hi Mel- Yes the ribbon is wonderfully peaceful, you should give it a go :) xxx

    Hi Brad- Thanks very much for the comment on the outfit- it got lots of praise yesterday- and whiskey... yes you could say that its an "Irish" tea ;)

  6. Wow, it really did look like a lot of fun!

    Neen, I did not get your email for the PIF...try again.

  7. Thanks Clara I got your reply so I know you got the email now x


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