Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The Moorgreen Show

The Moorgreen Show for me brings back fond memories of my childhood when we all visited as a family, my dad used to breed caneries so the marquee with all the birds in was his favourite. I also have vivid memories of sitting on straw bales around the arena watching the dogs shows and the horses but today the shows have been brought bang upto date with lots of fresh attractions such as digger dancing and falconary shows. This year see's the show's 160th event, which when you think about it is quite some achievement given some of the tough times we have been through.
Knot Just Jigs will be there, this our 4th year of attending the show and has always been one of our favourites! Its now one of my very own family traditions. Joining us this year are a couple of my friends and fellow crafters Lyndsay from and Christine from both very talented ladies who sell some gorgeous products!
If you get the chance to come along please dont be shy, come on over and say hello.

Show dates & Times: August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday - August 30th and 31st 2009.
Moorgreen Show opens to the public at 9.00am each day and entertainment ceases at approximately 5.00pm.

Admission Prices:
Accompanied children (up to 16):
Unaccompanied children (up to 16):
Senior Concessions:

The Moorgreen Country Show is a showcase of the area's rich rural heritage. Come and enjoy the Moorgreen experience, two days of entertainment and education packed in to a 40 acre showground.
The provisional programme includes:
Unaffiliated Show Jumping
The Drakes of Hazard Sheep Dog & Duck display
Hucknall Rolls-Royce Amateur Radio Club 'Special Event Station'
The Dancing Diggers
Birds of Prey
The South Notts Hunt Parade
Wildlife Zoo
Racing Piglets
Equestrian excellence
Chinese Vegetable Carving
Cattle, Sheep and Goats
Glass Blowing craftsmen
Flower & Vegetable Show
CAMRA's 9th Nottinghamshire Real Ale Festival
Craft & Gift Marquee
and much much more............Come along, we hope to see you there !

Monday, 17 August 2009

Very Windy Weekend!

Last week was Knot Just Jigs very first visit to Long Eaton High Street and we are very glad to report we had a very sucessful 2 days, although the high winds did make me feel like Dorothy in the whirlwind scene of The Wizard of Oz at times !

The gorgeous little tote bags you can see on the left of the picture were very popular and their cuteness drew lots of people over to have a look. We did have our lovely Toy Soldier Bunting displayed around the gazebo for a while but the wind kept tangling it up so we had to take it down, such a pity really as it is absolutely lovely.

We have some lovely co-ordinating laundry bags that could also be used as a storage bag or p.e bag for school.

My Lovely friend's Lyndsay and her Mum Jane also had a stall but they were, quite wisely due to the wind in the large Marquee. Pretty Beatutiful sell some absolutely gorgeous things such as a fabulous selection of dried fruit wreaths, lavender hearts, candles in cups and much more....

This has to be one of my favourites