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Save The Date For The Next Dewsbury Meet-up

Yay!   It finally arrived at 11:19 last night! The email letting me know for definite the big changes that would affect my shift pattern and when they will take affect from. That can only mean one thing… A date for the next Spoolette’s meet up can now be set!  I didn’t want to do it before knowing as I’d be gutted if I arranged it and then couldn’t even go myself! Saturday 25th February 2017 We’ll be meeting at the same cafe as last year but in the afternoon instead of going to Weatherspoons I’m thinking we might go to the pub at the train station instead.  I’m going got make a trip to Dewsbury in the next week or so to let Fabworks and Lucky Fashions know to expect a stampede of fabric starved ladies, and to check out meeting places. If you’ve not been before it’s a time to spend a fews hours laughing, admiring and stroking (clothes of fellow Spoolettes) and generally having a fab day with people who you’ll feel you’ve known for …

Sunday Sevens 64, MeMadeMay & The Spoolettes Visit Halifax

  In other words it’s a photo heavy catch up of what I’ve been up to in May. Errrm, where do I start? Almost a whole month without blogging! It’s not that i’ve lost my sew-jo or blog-jo, or would that be blo-jo, I’ve just been busy getting fit and playing lots of golf.  And I feel so much better for it.  I’ve lost 12 pounds and 9 inches!  Now all I need to do is try and get a balance in my life with my family and everything else I love to do.  So I thought I’d do a round up of May incorporating everything I’ve been up to, so really it’s a bit like a big Sunday Sevens.  I’ve still been sewing, not quite as intense as usual but the main thing I’ve struggled with is reading all my favourite bloggers’ posts. Hopefully over the next week whilst  I’m on holiday I’ll find to catch up – fingers crossed there’ll be wifi. My Me Mad May effort was poor. Well, it was the …

Spoolettes Next Meet Up Details

Hi Just a quickie, I’m playing catch in in advance of everything before I go on my holidays in the morning! Sorry, I don’t mean to rub it in, but that’s my excuse for this being short and sweet. Our next Spoolettes meet up is on Wednesday 4th May in Halifax. We’ll meet around 11am at Cafe Passion and drink coffee and say our ‘Hellos’ 12 noon we’ll head to The Fabbadashery to swoon over their fabric and all the other goodies dotted around.  There’s also a large table which they use for their classes. It will be free so we can sit and natter.  Bring a bit or crochet or hand sewing, or just yourself! Whenever we’re ready we’ll head back to Cafe Passion for a bit to eat.  I should imagine that will be around 1:30-2pm. It will be an easy going afternoon, a little shopping, nattering, and generally catching up and talking all thing sewing.  

#SparkSomethingGood – Update

Earlier this week some of the Yorkshire Spoolettes headed into Leeds and volunteered their time to help make syringe driver bags for our local hospitals and hospices.   It was part of a big campaign which Marks & Spencers are running for 24 months and heading to different parts of the country, working with lots of different charities having fun and sparking something good within the local communities.   If you want to see if there is anything is happening in your area click HERE to be taken to a website called Neighbourly where you can see what charities need help in your area. Or if you have a project that needs help, head over and you may be in luck!  It’s not just about Marks and Spencers, lots of organisations use Neighbourly. And here’s the launch video  for Spark Something Good from 8 months ago:   I really don’t know how I didn’t know about it already!  But I’m so glad that Alex emailed me and I was able to help out along with some other …

Help Needed – #sparksomethinggood

Yesterday I received an email from Alex who blogs at Sewrendipity asking for help from the Yorkshire Spoolettes to join her and others in making special tote bags for the local oncology units and hospices.  Of course you don’t have to have been to any of the Spoolette meet ups to volunteer – if you sew and are from Yorkshire or there abouts yours automatically a Yorkshire Spoolette!  And if you’re in the UK but not local read on as there are going to be similar things going on around the country. Here’s an example of what will be sewn on the day – all cutting out will be done in advance (yay) so there’s only sewing to do! And here’s the syringe driver… Here’s the email from Alex which has all the information you’ll need to volunteer, including links.  When you register and volunteer it can take 24 hours before you receive a confirmation email that you’ve been accepted as a volunteer. Hello Ali and Amanda Hope you’re well! I have a mission for the …

Mini Meet Up in Happy Valley

Since accidentally discovering The Fabbadashery in Halifax  (photos and post HERE) I’ve thought it would be a lovely place to have a mini meet up for the Yorkshire Spoolettes. So, the date is Wednesday 4th May – the day before the first episode of this year’s GBSB!!! Are you as excited as me!!! I keep wondering if I’ll ‘know’ any of the contestants.  I’ve got a bit of a feeling that there might be a certain lady who doesn’t live too far from me who might be in it, but it’s only a hunch and I’ve no evidence, and I’m not saying who! Anyway, back to the meet up! Chrissy has kindly offered tea, coffee and bikkies (which auto correct keep trying to change to bikinis!!) and afterwards I’ll arrange for us to have lunch somewhere – venue dependant on numbers., but there’s plenty to choose from. The sewing/teaching room which opens up from the shop won’t be in use so there is somewhere for us to sit,  natter,  bring a bit of hand sewing …

Dewsbury Makes Linky Party!

On the 6th February the Yorkshire Spoolette’s gathered in Dewsbury for their 2nd meet up.  We had a great day and came away with bags full to brimming with scrumptious fabric. Once the shops closed we hit Weatherspoon and it was then that I set a challenge for everyone to make something in the next month with something bought on the day.   So here we are!  A linky party of all the gorgeous garments made, and Amanda’s dishcloth! If you didn’t join us but have made something with fabric bought from Dewsbury please add your link.   Links can be from blog posts, instagram or just photos.   It’s easy to do, so link away!! The link will be open until 7th April – another month to get sewing and share with us your fab makes! If anyone knows why you can’t view the pictures without clicking the link please let me know as it’s driving me crazy trying to fix it!!

Competition Results & #SundaySevens 50

Sunday Sevens is late as we were at a wedding yesterday, so I thought instead of writing 2 posts, which seemed I bit daft, I’d announce the winner of the competition with this week’s Sunday Sevens. If there’s anyone who’s not heard of Sunday Sevens – it’s 7 ish photos of your week showing a bit more about what goes when you’re not sewing. Generally for me I’m either eating or working!  Invented by the lovely Natalie from Threads & Bobbins if you want to read more. Without further ado…………. The total mileage travelled by all the ladies from their Home to Fabworks Dewsbury was 671 miles!   The evening of the meet up I totted up the mileage and sent my mum a text of how far all the ladies had travelled.  I was quite amazed at the final total, and so was mum!  And even more amazed that some of you got quite close the the figure. The winner of the £25 voucher plus free P&P donated by Fabworks is Sam who guessed 666 miles.  Sam …

Don’t Forget To Enter The Comp’!

Seventeen Yorkshire Spoolettes gathered last Saturday in Dewsbury.  Did you manage to come up with a guesstimate of how far we all travelled? If you’ve not why not have a complete random guess or have a look around the blogs for some clues.  There are 2 prizes up for grabs. The person with the closest answer in the UK will will receive a £25 voucher to spend at Fabworks, with free P&P.  Thankyou Fabworks! The person with the closest answer outside the UK will receive a surprise parcel from me. Leave your answer (in miles) below in comments – the total we all travelled to Dewsbury.   Please state if your are inside or outside the UK. Closing date is midnight GMT 14th February 2016 I’m sure you’ve all read lots of posts about our meet-up, but in case you didn’t here are links to my follow spoolettes blog posts about the day. Amanda from Sew Deputy Karen from Wakey Makes  – Karen’s First Ever Blog Post!! Hila from Saturday Night Stitch Margaret from The Crafty …

The Yorkshire Spoolette’s 2nd Meet-Up

Well, I needn’t have worried! All those restless nights were worth it! I even dreamt one night that I couldn’t even blog about today because I forgot to go! It wasn’t just me who was a bit nervous.  I mean, we hear it all the time on the news.  The dangers of meeting strangers online that might not be who you think they are!!  Gosh, if our kids had known what we’d  been up to today!! So at 10:30am I met with a lovely bunch of ladies, who did not feel like strangers at all, and we didn’t stop talking or shopping until 4pm tonight! We gathered together at Kenny’s Bistro – a newly opened cafe that’s done out lovely and very reasonable – 85p for a toasted currant tea cake!!  More money to be spent on fabric!! The staff were lovely and didn’t mind us rearranging the table and chairs so we could all gather round. We had a little fabric and pattern swap whilst I worked out some of the milages how far those on …