Wednesday, May 26

Green Fingers?


Don't know where the days go but I just looked up and it's nearly June....
Spinning demo at The Wee Gallery went well as I had the lovely company of Lizzi for much of the session - she was a very keen student and the time flew by! Then I retreated to a coffee shop for some of the afternoon with more lovely friends (I am blessed!)
Since then, more spinning and book making and general creativity in preparation for my month at The Crafters in Melrose.
I'm planning a major baking session soon as I'll have a stall at ... We're hoping for a good turnout as there will be lots to buy or trade and plenty of scones and jam and cream to keep our strength up. I'm seeking sweet pea seedlings and tomato plants and planning on selling home-baked breads (olive and sundried tomato, anyone?) and cakes by the slice as well as those luscious coconut flapjacks which I am now slightly addicted to.

Then, there's the Art Tour in Northumberland to look forward to - every weekend in June. The wonderful Katie has invited me to run workshops on Saturday 12th at her great new space at Allen Mill- with on site bakery and micro brewery - could be worse, you know!
MAKE recycled craft workshop
Allen Mill
Hexham, Northumberland NE47 9EQ

Sunday, May 9

Wee Spin

Just a quick note to say my lovely Lendrum spinning wheel and I will be at the Wee Gallery in Kelso (by the big car park at the back of the Abbey) from 12 noon till 2pm on Saturday (15th May). I'll be merrily carding and spinning lots of lovely fibres, in the midst of the Contemporary Threads exhibition. No heckling, please!

Friday, May 7

Picture Post

For Boud , Yorkshire folk everywhere and other appreciative types, more Dales delights!

Monday, May 3

There and back again

Hello, here I am full of the joys of Spring as we've just returned from a Wensleydale week! The Yorkshire Dales are a grand place to visit at any time but we really needed the break and chose a cottage in the quietest little corner to recharge the batteries. In the picture above you can see the little hamlet of Marsett in the middle distance on the right. Ash and Midge came too, and enjoyed running up and down the Roman road which was a sheep-and-lamb-free zone. As this stylish picture amply illustrates, it was not overly warm and I am not at my most elegant with a fleecy bunnet on my head! Having said that, my fashion sense does extend to having tiny little skulls and crossbones on my red bootlaces, but you'll have to take my word for it.
Hugh was trying to persuade the dogs to sit nicely and pose for pictures but this next one just makes me laugh. I took lots of arty shots of stone walls and peeling paintwork on the same walk but I'll save that treat for you for another time.