Tuesday, 20 October 2015

September into Autumn

September was an ideal month to spend a week in the Lake district, the end of summer thankfully weather was perfect.


The views of the lakes and mountains were breath taking!


Amazing Food
The food was more than tasty!


Being woken every morning by the handsome chap above not so great, but that's what happens when you stay on a farm!

Places to visit Stott Park Bobbin Mill.
Then we spent a few days in Malham,Yorkshire and a visit to Yarndale, plenty of lovely wool and lots of projects to keep me occupied over the cold winter months.

October National Trust Rainham Hall opened and the Material Girls exhibition was launched, not quite how we planned in the Brew House. The work is in the main house, mine is in the fireplace in one of the rooms on the first floor.

Delft Tiles

Georgian Coffee

Georgian coffee in the Lloyds Coffee house, I'm sticking to Latté in the cafe!


Conkers to collect one of the lovely things about Autumn!


It's not been all holidays and food I also managed some patchwork.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

I've been trying to......

..... write a post for quite a while, ( looking at the drafts there have been four attempts since the beginning of this year)  for some reason or another It's not happened!!!! Why? To be honest I can't say why not, it's not that I have been sitting idly twiddling my thumbs, I've just not felt inspired. I have been reading others posts but not always commenting. Like me most blogs I read also post on Facebook and I catch up with them there and just pressing the like button is so easy. I have been keeping the Material Girls blog, Website and Facebook upto date so maybe it meant I was spending my time on those rather than here, now I'm back and feel that I want to blog again so here goes......

Since my last post I've completed my City and Guilds Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting with Janice Gunner, it took me Three Years instead of the Two that I hoped it would. That's because I did have a lot of other things going on and I couldn't dedicate as much time as I should have to it, got there in the end though! This is my final project a wall hanging.

There was also another quilt made for my Great Niece Ella, I got the fabric last year in the US on holiday. It's not a great picture but you get the idea! There's also another baby quilt I can't show that one just yet, and also a crochet baby blanket that I forgot to photograph, but I'm going to see Reggie on Tuesday so I'll take a photo and show it next time!

I have been working on a project with The Material Girls for our next exhibition, it's being held at a National Trust property very close to where I live, Rainham Hall. We have all been busy with this project, it's now a waiting game for the Restoration of the house to be completed before we can hang. In the meantime  a sneak preview of a very tiny part of one of my pieces, a lot of hand stitching went into my pieces, that's  my favourite thing to do.

I think your more or less upto date now, I've not mentioned our holiday in North Wales or trips to London, family get togethers, but I'm sure your already getting bored.... So until next time........x