I am home, it's wonderful to come home and get back into your own bed isn't it?
My week away was so lovely and relaxing (on the whole), we had a full week deep inte middle of the grizedale forest in the lake district in the most lovely cottage. I fell in love with the place, as did we all and I did not want to leave. For those of you who don't know the lake district this is why we come here:
This is where we have been staying, its over 300 years old and was once an old bobbin mill:
I met the owner (by mistake) on the way in and she was such a lovely lady, the place was like home from home, she had just sneaked in to paint a stain the last guests left and to put vases of freshly picked sweet peas all over the cottage.
Here are some of the old workings from the mill just next to the lounge wall,
This is the beck running through the property, this was just outside out back door and can be dated back to 1537!
We used this cottage as a base to explore the area and spent time in Hawkshead, Keswick, Kendal, Ambleside and lots of other lovely places. We spent the only sunny day in Blackpool at the pleasure beach, which the kids though was wonderful I was just scared for them on the huge rides!
We did spend many happy hours just at the cottage and had a couple of lazy days which allowed for a bit of crafting, I will show you what I managed to create, I did get some crochet done, I cracked it!! This is still a work in progress but you get the general idea, inspired by my friend Amanda this will be a crochet cushion (somehow!?!):
These flowers were so addictive and you should see me go now, I am like a little machine!
This one is a 3d pansy you can't tell from this angle though,
This is my favourite in ice cream colours,
In addition to these I sewed 110 hexies together until my poor finger actually bled (lets hear an awwww) the needle kept going into my skin and I can't use a thimble it gets in the way! I will show you my hexies once I can turn them into a cushion of some sort.
Thanks for indulging me with my holiday ramblings. x
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