We’re getting ready for a new school term and I’ve hardly been at the computer long enough through the long summer holidays to write enough to share here. My ‘phone has tended to dominate and I’ve not yet got to grips with blogging on it!
Before we set off for our camping trip to the English Lakes and Northumberland, I did some last-minute sewing including this dress, drafted with a little help from a tunic pattern and some guesswork. I LOVE it and have worn it over and over again. It’s simple but warm and comfortable with leggings and – for cooler days – a t-shirt underneath.
We enjoyed the Keswick Convention, renewed and made new friendships, grew in our faith and explored the surroundings. This shop window (Textures) caught my eye and reminded me of Yarndale!
We spent our second week in beautiful Northumberland, within walking distance of a beach. The weather was variable but didn’t stop us doing anything. On our elder daughter’s (the ‘Big Small’) birthday, we met up with grandparents and my husband’s grandmother (who has just turned 96; my Granny who is a little younger no longer feels able to travel much, understandably) and spent the afternoon at the Alnwick Garden.
While we were away, I continued with my wavy blanket and finally finished it, motivated by chilly nights and evenings. It’s quite small but is great for the tent or in a cosy chair at home.
I felt at home when I spotted these in the kitchen at Lindisfarne Castle!
I ordered the yarn pack on the day that it was released, received it the next day and finished it yesterday. It’s been an amazing experience and I have rarely, if ever, been so organized. I made each of the 14 sets of 9 squares, then started joining them systematically, sewing in the many ends along the way and it was worth the effort as once I finished the border there were just a few remaining to work in. It fits our sofa perfectly!