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Showing posts from May, 2013

Charingworth Court, Winchcombe

Today we took a lovely trip out to Winchcombe for lunch in our favourite Lady Jane Tea Rooms which we go to often.

Last year I attended the Wool in Winchcombe Festival. which was a great delight.
As the weather was so lovely we decided to go for a walk before heading home. 

Many times over the years I have walked past the "manor" I like to call it, but today as part of Winchcombe Festival the grounds were open and exhibiting part of Winchcombe Art Trail.

The current owners have occupied the house for 16 years but it dates back to 1659 in parts.

Here is a small snippet of the glourios grounds.

The sculptures were organised by Jane from Winds of Change Gallery

More images of the house can be seen at Chargingworth Court

On a creative front I have started designing more crotchet, these coasters are now for sale in my Etsy shop.

Another baby blanket

After the success of my previous blue and cream blanket and having posted the image on facebook I was asked to make a "girl" version for a friend which I was more than happy to do. 

I have listed the item for sale in my Etsy shop so should anyone else like a beautiful Granny square blanket made let me know.

New shop banner.

Thanks to a VERY talented web designer friend I now have a great new banner for my Etsy and Folksy shop.

What do you think, do you like it?

Nailsea, Clevedon and wind!

This weekend was time to visit folks and as the train was so reasonable we took this transport.

My request prior to visit was to pop to Cadbury Garden Centre, as they have such a great mixture of crafts and plants all under one roof.  Me and H also wanted to go to the The Blue Room to see the Art Exhibition taking place, I also purchased some lovely fresh Lavender and a few cards aswell.

Then to finish the day we had to visit Clevedon as I needed my sea air hit!

Meet Poppy and a trip to Forest of Dean

Yesterday was the first time me and H had the pleasure of meeting Poppy.  A new member of the clan being MIL's new eight month old Collie/Whippet cross.

To say she gave Indie a run for his money would be an understatement!  You had to watch them all the time as Indie would just come bowling right into your legs trying to catch Poppy, but it was great fun to see.

Today has been the warmest day of the year so we headed over to Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean.  Not only does it have lovely walks but due to the area we picked their was plenty of water for the dogs and photo opportunities for me.

 I loved searching out the little "mini" world.

Then we played shadows.

Their were some lovely shades of blue, brown, and green to been seen and I loved the contrasts of them.