Tuesday, 22 September 2015

WOYWW - It's Starting To Look A Lot Like ....

Well with the Equinox passed yesterday - in my view always a tipping point of the year - I have admitted defeat in clinging onto Summer and am embracing Winter !

And Winter means Christmas of course !

So on my desk tonight is a new stack of Nordic style fabrics in red, cream & neutral.

I am planning a Christmas quilt topper to go with a Nordic fleece throw I have for my bed.

I will start playing about with coming up with a design and set to cutting & stitching over the coming weeks !

Some of the fabrics are from my local quilt shop in the village - I do like to try to support these local family businesses if I can, but also what will be an Advent calender of Christmas stockings, cushion prints & some neutrals fabrics from John Lewis.

On Sunday, after a lovely Tapas lunch, whilst the menfolk headed to the Millennium Stadium to watch the rugby, Lynda & I were very content to be Rugby Widows in the shopping centre !

We had a happy three hours mooching round the shops - stroking lots of goodies in Paperchase, trying on some clothes and buying Christmas fabric in John Lewis !

Also on the desk are some other Christmas stash items - both freebies with magazines - looking forward to playing with them !

Hope you have a great crafty week !
Ali xx


  1. Fabulous day! Those magazines look good. I will look out for those!
    Lynda B 11

  2. I refuse- at this moment to even think about anything looking lot like anything other than late summer- Who am I fooling?
    Robyn 14

  3. It's certainly pretty chilly in the mornings... looks like you both had a great afternoon shopping to avoid the rugby! Helen 8

  4. OOh nice plan - fabrics are gorgeous. Really, I don't know how you fit it all in! Lunch looks fab, I do love a meal of tapas, so sociable!

  5. There's some great shopping in Cardiff! You look like you had a great day...gorgeous fabric!
    Hugs LLJ 12 xx

  6. Oh I bet you had a good girly time in Cardiff! The magazine freebies look great! And I looove that fabric! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Have a good week,

  7. My hubby is off to Cardiff on Weds next week to watch the Rugby- he is SO excited and the blinking stuff is on the TV all the time! Love your freebies. Have a great week. Soojay xx 16

  8. Hi Ali, I didn't realise we passed the Equinox! It's downhill from here then - we probably won't see the difference until they put the clocks back, though. That's always such a shock. Time to get the fairy lights out to make the darkness more bearable. Love those fabrics! So wonderful that you and Lynda were able to shop together while hubbies were otherwise occupied - men are just not made for shopping! Have a great week zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #37

  9. Makes me a little crazy with all the Christmas hanging around everywhere. I really must get started as you guys make me feel like I'm so far behind!
    Glenda #31

  10. I dont know whats wrong with our weather, its supposed to be getting hotter but this morning its pretty cold
    Bridget #1

  11. Well we got made into Sushi by the Blossoms... Hope we don't get pulverized today... Very festive stuff you have on your desk there... I am up to my eyeballs in Steampunk. Trying to get a move on with my Truth project.