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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Quick catch up

Hi all
Summer holidays racing to an end and its all systems go for September when the classes begin. We have been having summer fun at Roses and Rue.

The Thursday knit and natter ladies organised a visit to a local open garden, where we enjoyed the hospitality of the lovely Ray, who raises money on behalf of the National Garden Society. We enjoyed wandering round the beautiul garden, with all its multi-layered gorgeousness and hidden treasures. And then there was a lovely cream tea. Ray makes a fabulous selection of homemade jams, chutneys and conserves, so we all went home with an assortment of goodies. The afternoon raised a total of £155 for charities, so well done ladies!

Lovely Cathy is the hairdresser from next door and she has a habit of taking on challenging projects. A few months ago she decided she wanted to have a go at a gorgeous cabled cardigan, taken from a Bergere De France pattern book. Said cardigan caused no end of problems - the pattern was at times difficult to decipher and it was one of the projects that didn't want to run smoothly. There was  a lot of undoing and redoing but eventually the work was finished and oh boy what a fabulous result! Cathy, you are a star because you never give up, even when you want to throw things in the sea!

the finished article - a confection of cables!

We have just received some new Moda Fabrics, which are well worth a mention.

The 'Oops a Daisy' collection is a colourful range of florals and ginghams in zingy limes, reds and whites and  my particular fave is a ladybird design which I can't wait to get my hands on.

I know its not Christmas yet but you just have to take a look at the new 'Countdown to Christmas' range. I'm not generally a lover of cheesy Christmas fabrics so imagine my pleasure when I unwrapped these lovelies -

I can't wait to make some Christmas bunting and other goodies.....


Ros Made Me said...

That Christmas fabric is yummy... and the cabled cardigan is superb.

Roses & Rue said...

It's such a pleasure when customers bring in their finished articles for us to see. It's one of the best parts of the job x