Sunday, 27 May 2012

What a weekend!

What a lovely time I have had ... difficult not to with the glorious weather.  It's always a good start when someone else makes Friday tea and Dan made a lovely Thai curry with vegetarian Thai bites.

Saturday morning lie in with a cup of tea and too many wonderful books to choose from  ....

The walks have been stupendous.  Saturday a river walk ... with Rosie not sure whether she wanted to swim or not!!!

.. and Sunday Scout Scar in Kendal.  We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country with views like this 20 metres from the car!!

This is a wonderful walk because you get view of the fells all around but also the slate looks so wonderful against the trees and grass ... almost prehistoric.

The flowers are so lovely at the moment both the flowers inside ....

... and the lovely aliums in the garden

I've spent some time making up my first ever jelly roll; moda strawberry fields

I've done nothing fancy just the absolute basics, but so far it looks like this ... a picnic quilt and a couple of cushions.  Actually this is a bit of a cheat because this isn't a quilt as yet, just a topper at the moment.    More photos when it's finished.

The weekend also saw the emergence of a rabbit  ....

and finally, dressed for a spring day ...

What more can you ask of a weekend; sunshine, family, knitting, sewing, reading, eating (the odd glass of wine) and still sitting in the garden at 9.00 p.m. with a bit of undemanding knitting

I have had a couple of balls of  Mille Colori for about a year.  I hadn't come up with a scarf pattern, then I saw a lovely pattern for a corkscrew scarf on Helen Philipps' lovely blog and that's what I'm knitting.  Really easy except for counting the 680 stitches you have to cast on!  More photos later.

Well that's enough for now and roll on next weekend.


  1. Stunning photos again and what a lovely post. You certainly live in a very pretty area. The strawberry fields jelly roll has some wonderful fabrics and I love your cushions and picnic (topper) quilt. Did you buy these lovely fabrics online or from a local source. I must fix my sewing machine and have a go at patchwork/quilting (not sure what the difference is between the two? !!!).
    Hope you have a lovely week xx

  2. Such a lovely post. Dan's thai curry looks delicious. The cushions and quilt are very summery and pretty - I hope we have lots more warm weather so that you can use them and take them on one of your lovely walks with a picnic hamper! x

  3. What a lovely weekend. Liking the start of your new projects! Will await updates : -)

  4. just perfect...they sure are the ingredients for the best of weekends, especially being cooked for by ones son....enjoy
    love jooles x

  5. My goodness! And you say the creative bug hit you only recently? Oh my; such treasures you have made. Your patchwork beauties have such lovely colours, don't they?

    Lovely to meet you.