Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Quilt exhibition at Temple Sowerby

This week I have been busy adding sleeves to two of my quilts because they are going to be hung at the Temple Sowerby Quilt Exhibition. Actually, the exhibition will feature, quilting, patchwork and embroidery and is taking place at Temple Sowerby Village Hall on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September from 10am till 4pm.  Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for under 16's, and this includes tea/coffee.  Other refreshments will be available too as well as mini workshops for £2.  They are:-
Silk painted and embellished postcard Sat 10.30 - 12.30
Folded patchwork squares Sun 10.30 - 12.30
You can also help make a Linus Quilt and there will be demonstrations and sales tables. Phone 017683 61440 for more information or to book a workshop.


View of Temple Sowerby
Whilst there you might like to take a stroll around the village green, which has some interesting relics including this stone.

John Wesley preached from this stone in 1782 - 'The World is My Parish'

A Roman Milestone

It is a lovely village and quiet now that it has a bypass which has taken all the traffic out of the village.


Lastly, if you want to explore the village and surrounding area on foot then check out this link

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/walkingholidays/8430292/Temple-Sowerby-Cumbria-walk-of-the-week.html#

Monday, 20 August 2012

Garden chimes

The head bobs too

I had a set of bamboo chimes in the garden which came from my DD when she sold her house and left for California. They have been in one of my apple trees for about 8 years, but sadly became so delapidated this year that they had to go…..
The good news is that a market stall on Saturday does lots of interesting ones and this is the replacement, I love it…..

Friday, 17 August 2012

Munros nearly done

Wild campsite- my tent on the right
I am just back from a very wild camping trip in Scotland and the midges were the worst I have ever seen. Yours truly sits here itching madly. I will be blogging about the event on my other blog here http://keswickrambles.blogspot.co.uk/ fairly soon.  This is just a very quick posting this time as I have still not unpacked from the trip (we arrived back here only yesterday late). Now I need to find all the dirty stuff and put the washing machine on...

The best news though is that after 19 years plodding up the 3000 foot Scottish hills I have only one last Munro left to do.... wow!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

phew I can type again...

I had a duff keyboard when I came back from holiday on 1st July and it has been a downer to my blogging I can tell you.  The only way I could type a and d was by using the Character Map software built into windows but it was so slow. Then one of my ctrl keys stopped and also a shift key and so it was time to buy a pc and leave my laptop alone. I will be much happier I am sure with this new baby.