Friday, 21 October 2016

Where do I Start!!

So much has happened during what has been a very busy month for me. 

I'll keep it as short as I can....

The last weekend in September saw me and these three reprobates friends head off to Yorkshire to attend  Yarndale - a fiber festival held at the Auction Mart in Skipton
 Lots of lovely woolly goodness was on sale

The two non knitters were the first to make purchases!!

 One of the members of a patchwork group that I belong to had sent off a pair of hand knit socks for display, and that will be distributed to homeless people in that area.
Last year saw 75 pairs of socks donated -  this year 160 pairs had been sent for the cause and we had promised to find our dear friends donation amongst these

 But find them we did !!!!

 I could show you lots more photos of the wonders that were on sale but I feel you may become somewhat jealous.......

But I will show some of the fabulous Yarn Bombing pieces that were decorating the area surrounding the venue

 and through the walk up to the Auction Mart

I may have made just a couple of purchases .....
 We walked down into the town which has the Leeds Liverpool canal running through it.
 Sunday saw us visit Bolton Abbey

 The weather was very kind to us, and we walked almost 5 miles that afternoon

 with some messing about going on

 And half way round our route we had to partake in a little pick me up

 Anyway - a great weekend with great company and I hope to do it again another year

 DD and SIL came to stay for the weekend and we took advantage of another lovely day to walk down the Green-way near to our home

 A game of Pooh Sticks is always a favourite
can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?
Another lovely weekend spent

 A quick bed change and the other half of the family came for a few days

Lots of fun in the park ...
 for the big ones too
 seems they never grow up !

 and another trip to Foxton Locks
Votes to be cast later!!

 And spending time with these lovelies always warms my heart .
 And then we packed our bags and headed north for a little break .....

But I think that will wait for the next post !!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Getting a Little Bit Excited !

 The local group that I belong to hand been given a bunch of these dolls to dress and be added to the shoe box appeal, so quite a bit of time was spent making a dress to fit the doll. 

 After a couple of false starts I decided that this one on a yolk was the best fit.  So I cut out the 14 that were needed ( yes those scraps still in use!!)

 With the help of the ladies at group, all were made up and now I just have to add the buttonholes to finish them off.

 I have finished my Tamdou shawl. And I am very happy with it. A lovely pattern to work and the yarn is very soft and squishy.

 I've also made half a pair of finger-less mitts  with some more lovely yarn

 Nearly done this sweet little jacket for Master L. 

Not so much sewing this week as the garden has required quite a bit of attention.

Why is it that we have had no ripe tomatoes all summer and now they are coming red thick and fast!

Well, we can only eat so many salads so I have roasted some off and have made lots of pasta sauce to freeze and though I say it myself - it is VERY tasty!

 We have had another trip down to see the babies and on Saturday we went on a Yarn Bomb hunt.

There is a group of ladies local to the area that several times a year, yarn-bomb several sites .          This time was to celebrate the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl.

James and the Giant Peach

The Enormous Crocodile



It is lovely to go on a hunt for these little works of art and they are becoming very popular, with people queuing to take selfies with them.  They will be auctioned off in a couple of weeks and the monies all go to a local charity.  Lots of work but fabulous!

 I have been looking at some little dress kits that will be on sale at an event this weekend, but not sure that I want to spend such a large amount and was wondering if I could make it up myself, when I had the chance to use this book that has a pattern of  just what I want in it!!! Karma

The excited bit ?
The time has come ........

I am off to Yarndale this weekend - which will be a colourfest to say the least .  I am going wit a bunch of girly friends so there will me much merriment too.

Expect to be bombarded with photos next time !!