29 September 2013

tea cosy day

It was tea cosy day in St Georges Market today. I couldn't wait to get down and see all the other cosies. There was a great selection......

Mine is in the back row. Here's a few which I particularly liked.....

"Beautiful Battenburg"
Nuala won three categories including Best Knitted
"Cottage Garden"
My "Witches Brew" cosy won the category for the "Peoples Choice" - Everyone voted for their favourite cosy - so I was well chuffed with that.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend and back to porridge tomorrow as the saying goes, Ali.

21 September 2013

witches brew tea cosy

St Georges market are running the tea cosy competition again this year in conjunction with AgeNI.
I decided to go Halloweenie this year. So meet Edna......

All the tea cosies will be on show next Sunday 29th, when they will be sold, proceeds going to AgeNI. So, looking forward to seeing all the other cosies. I did jot some notes down as I was knitting her, so I'll maybe write up the pattern sometime, although it won't be for this Halloween.
Have a great weekend, everyone, Ali

14 September 2013

cultural heritage

This is the title of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild's latest exhibition. I was in town this morning so went to have a look, as the venue is in the City Hall.
Angela McCormick had the most amazing art quilt on display. Her piece is called "Rifleman 444" and in her poignant statement, she explains that the Rifleman was her great grandfather who died in the Battle of the Somme.


A very touching memorial to him and all the others who fell in that Battle. Angela writes a blog so you can follow her work at Pin Fiddle Quilts.
The theme of the exhibition has generated a great diversity of work. I particularly liked the colourful quilt called "Journey Through Belfast 2008" by Valerie McKeown.

Of course after perusing the exhibition, I had to visit the Bobbin café for a cappuccino and a traybake.
The exhibition runs until the 4th October and entrance is by the side door.
Have a great weekend, Ali.