February 26th, 2017 at the Hunt

Today four of met up for some craft time and chatter in the cafe of the Hunt Museum.

Unfortunately, I was so busy knitting and nattering that I neglected to take any pictures of our works in progress.I’ll make up for that oversight next weekend.

Our venue for Sunday, 5th March is Zest Cafe located in the Limerick City Gallery of Art.

We’ll be there from the usual time of about 2ish to about 5 ish.


This jolly purple giant made us all smile as we made our way in. It’s part of a clean up Limerick campaign.



Our 2nd Meet up of 2014

Five of us met up in the Hunt Museum Cafe.

Mary's colourful cross stitch threads

Mary’s colourful cross stitch threads


Mary cross stitching away

Mary cross stitching away


Edell has another Puerperium cardigan on the go. She's using FAB DK yarn

Edell has another Puerperium cardigan on the go. She’s using FAB DK yarn



Lou finally sewed buttons onto two completed Puerperium cardigans.

Lou finally sewed buttons onto two completed Puerperium cardigans.

Next week, Sunday 26th January, we will be in Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square from 2pm until 5pm.

Now, we may not be there at 2pm sharp. If you don’t see us, just get yourself a lovely cuppa, settle yourself in a chair and you’ll see our lot drift in and proceed to take out our crafty notions. Just be patient with us, okay? Ours is a relaxed group and Sunday is a chilled out day.

Now, the staff in the venues that we meet up in don’t always realise that we’re there. Zest cafe can be busy and depending on the staff member, they may be new or not generally work on a Sunday, so they may not know who to point you towards.

With the Hunt Cafe, their management know that we’ll be there, but the Hunt Museum reception/shop staff are different and may not realise that we’re downstairs. Someone rang the Hunt museum shop/reception and asked after our group. The poor staff member looked in the event book and didn’t see our name (as we don’t book a room we just use the cafe) and told the person enquiring that there was no such group. This isn’t the staff members fault. The poor guy just didn’t know.

So, just to clarify, when our blog and our facebook page state that we’ll be in the Hunt Cafe or Zest on a particular Sunday, trust that we will be there on that particular Sunday. Calling the venue and asking the staff to confirm that we’re there will leave you none the wiser.

Our group numbers vary from 2 people to 12 people. It depends on the weather, the time of year, how busy people are, what else is going on in the city etc. Regardless of whether there are 2 or 20 of us, just come on over and say hi. We’ll be delighted to meet you.

If you want to make contact with us prior to coming to our group then send us an email to limericksnb AT gmail DOT com. Alternatively, send us a message on our facebook page. Either Lou or Edell will get back to you.






We have been thinking…..

and pondering and sharing ideas.

Our last meet up was on Sunday 7th. It was full of natter and admiration of each others works-in-progress.

One idea, put forward by our lovely crosstitcher Mary,  is that our group attend the Cappamore Show and possibly enter some of our pieces in the Craft section of the show.

Regardless of whether we enter anything, we think that it would be lovely to make a day trip to it.

The Cappamore Show will be on Saturday, 17th August. That gives us plenty of time to organise ourselves.

Please get in contact with us via our email, limericksnb AT gmail DOT com, if you would be interested in coming with us.


Our next idea involves a residential craft weekend.

We’ve been chatting about it on our Facebook page.

The idea is that we would block book a B&B and pool our resources.

Some people want to learn how to make socks.

We have a crafter for that!

Some people want to learn how to crochet.

We have crafters for that!

The lovely Edell has offered to teach us about socks and is willing to show us some drop spindling.

Lou can get people started with crochet.

Theresa has offered to demonstrate chicken scratch embroidery.

We even have a fan of our Facebook page willing to travel from Germany to take part!

So, questions that remain to be answered :

  • Should we have the residential weekend in a Limerick City B&B?
  • Should we head elsewhere?
  • When should we arrange the residential weekend for?

Answers via email to limericksnb AT gmail DOT com 🙂

Our next meet up is on Sunday, April 20th from approximately 2pm to 5pm.


Lifelong Learning Festival

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Oh the fun! Our group is involved in the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival.

Come along to Thomond Park on 23rd March between 11am and 2pm to catch up with Lou at the Lifelong Learning Festival Showcase.

Lou will have veritable stack of books to peruse and will be ready, willing and able to chat with you about Limerick SnB,  how to get started in knitting and crochet, charity knitting, yarn-bombing and  getting involved in WWKIP.

The next day will find Limerick SnB at Zest cafe, our regular haunt, where you can meet other crafters, sit and sip beverages while working away on your current works-in-progress.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Come one, come all!




Happy Pancake Tuesday from Limerick SnB

We hope you got to enjoy some pancakes.

It’s hearts, flowers, chocolates day on Thursday.

If it’s a day you enjoy celebrating then we hope you have a wonderful day.

If it’s a Hallmark hyped day that you’d rather forget then happy Thursday!

Our next meet up will be this Sunday, 17th February.

How are your Focus squares coming along?

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See you on Sunday!

Our 2nd Meet-Up of 2013

We hope you’re having a lovely year so far.

Our next craft meet up will be this Sunday, 20th in our usual venue, Zest Cafe in the Limerick City Gallery of Art.

Just click on the links above if you need directions.

As it’s a Sunday, there will be free parking in Pery Square.

Lou will definitely be there from 2pm onwards. Though she may arrive a tad earlier.

This is Lou as you 'll most likely find her. Knitting.

This is Lou as you ‘ll most likely find her. Knitting.


If you have any friends who may like to join our group please do share our details with them.

Some of us crochet

Some of us crochet

We love meeting new people in real life as well so hopefully we’ll get to meet some of you on Sunday.

Happy crafting!

Come on over and ‘like’ our Facebook page if you haven’t already.

We love seeing new faces appear.

Leave us a comment and say hi!