This week has been a rather quiet week, craft wise that is. Not by choice but because I have been ill with the bug that been going around, which meant that I have not been able to do any embroidery for the past few days.

Today I was happy to feel much better and to get some stitching done this evening. My 3d church (kit by the Nutmeg Company) is coming along quite nicely (see picture in the header) even though the cross stitches do take up some time.

If you like their 3d miniatures, you might like to know that they have just released miniatures of a seaside village. There is even a Punch and Judy booth and a beach hut. If you like to see more pictures check out their Facebook page and/or their shows on Hochanda which were shown today (7 am, 11 am and 2 pm). Don’t they just look lovely!

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With a positive outlook I have thinking about some of the exciting craft-related things which are coming up this year.

At the end of the week, my mum and and I are off to the Handwerkbeurs in Zwolle. The Handwerkbeurs is the national needlecraft show in the Netherlands. It takes place twice a year. The February show is the biggest and takes place in Zwolle and the October show, which is a little bit smaller, takes place in Rijswijk.

It is quite a drive for us to Zwolle, so hopefully the weather will play nice and not unleash any horrible wintery downpours and prevent us from going. Fingers crossed! I am hoping to pick up some nice threads, kits, tools and magazines. I will definitely be posting about the show (and my haul ;-)) in next weeks blog.

Next week will see the start of the Scheepjes CAL 2017. It is my first CAL and especially since I have received my kit, I cannot wait to get started. The kit looks lovely and the colours are just perfect!

A bit further away during the year is our holiday to Hong Kong and Australia. I cannot wait to visit some of the embroidery shops I have seen advertised in Inspirations magazine and buy some of the lovely threads and fabrics that are available in Australia, and that you cannot easily buy in Europe. I am also googling for any other needlecraft shops I would like to visit.  Please do contact me, if you can recommend any good needlecraft ones in either Hong Kong or southeast Australia.  I will of course share all of my craft-experiences on my blog.

Those of you who follow The Stitching Sheep on Instagram will have seen that I have bought a Midori Traveler’s notebook from Buiten de Lijntjes. It will help my travel planning for Australia but also with writing and planning my blogs and doing some embroidery designs.  I have been busy setting it up and I will let you know how I get on using it.

All in all a quiet week, but a lot of things to look forward to!

 

Posted by:Marlous

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