Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Molly and Castles

Well, the Easter holidays whizzed by in a blur!!! Great fun with a nice mix of family time and trips out. We went to Hassop Station one day for a nice cake and walk, which we discovered a new walking route and path heading back towards Bakewell. Then Easter weekend we had OH parent's come to visit and we went out for a long walk up the hills with our dogs, then out for a nice meal to our local pub. Easter Sunday was spent with my mum and dad round for lunch and tea. We had lamb joint with all the trimmings and blackberry cheesecake, yum :) A big special day out was then planned where we went to...... Warwick Castle! It was a lovely day very nice and sunny and we could spend a relaxed amble exploring the castle and up the 520 steep steps to the top of the castle, they were very windy spiral ones...
Next to tell you... I've finished my secret project... meet.... Molly the Mole! but unfortunately my photos are playing up! If you would like to see her she is in my Etsy shop KSewingBoutique - up on the right hand corner of this blog... Anyhooo, TTFN off to do some knitting and drink a cup of tea xxx.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Well we went to the NEC Hobbycrafts exhibition in March and it was so great. DD took part in a Jumping Clay workshop and made an Easter Bunny, she did so well and the man who showed her what to do was so great with all the kids and explained things so well...
I was very good with my purchases... I bought 5 Lynette Anderson fabric fat quarters, some gorgeous Rowan wool pack and bits and bobs of buttons and cross stitch hangers :) I received some money for my birthday so I purchased some lovely Mirasol Hacho wool from my LYS in Matlock
The colours are gorgeous and all handspun... So with the yarn I'm working on a great pattern by Martina Behm to make a Hitchhiker shawl, it's brill for beginners like me as it's largely garter stitch...
I've also been making some lip balm in coconut and beeswax, love making these as they seem to stay on your lips longer and so smooth with no chemicals etc..
Anyway, TTFN off to enjoy the sun and do a bit of stitching..