Monday, 27 April 2015

Sunburnt in the Lakes!

We have just returned from what must have been the most unseasonal period we have ever spent in the Lake District. Despite this area being renowned for the rain we saw glorious sunshine for 7 days!  At times it was even too hot to sit outside our caravan in the afternoons. We did a lot of walking but I got burnt on my chest as I did not expect it to be so hot in April.  It has now turned very cold since we got home so the heating is back on. !!


Rydal  Water
Near Wordsworth's house but no daffodils out yet! 

This is my hubby in his new cap he had to buy 
to keep the sun off his head - not something he has bothered with before but he looks like he could be sitting outside having coffee somewhere abroad instead of in Keswick in April!! 

This is the latest photo of my new niece Tilly - now 3 weeks old - just because I think she is adorable. 

I have been involved in a few postcard, ATC and pin cushion swaps and these are some of the things I  recived recently

This ATC from Kathie is just stunning - it is just like a Clarice  Cliff  piece of China. 

I have been trying to find inspriation to start making some items for a forthcoming coffee morning a friend is organising and I am helping with a craft stall. 
I came across these wristlet bags on Sharon's blog at Vroomans Quilts and made two very quickly so I intend making a few more.  I am also knitting some lovely little owls. 

So a good holiday with lots of walking to set me up for a few weeks of hectic sewing until the next trip to Northumberland.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

New arrival!

We have a new baby in the family- Matilda Anne who is my new niece. 

Isn't she beautiful - 3 days old 

These are all the gifts I am sending off to my brother for her. 
There is the Scottie dog quilt , the embroidered fleece, a softie made from a pattern in a recent 
magazine, and a crochet set of hat, jacket and shoes. 

I have also eight quilts ready to send off to our quilt group's charity - Siblings Together 

Still need a photo of Audrey's  quilt and then  I can get them posted. 
Hoping to get some quilting done today after getting over the excitement of the new baby in the family.