19 June 2015

Been a While

Since I last posted. Things have been busy but not a lot of sewing done. The beginning of this month saw the hall, stairs and landing being decorated.  We've owned the house for over 16 years now and this is the last area to be decorated. It was a difficult place to choose the right wallpaper and because of the long drop in the stair well David organised a decorator to to the wallpapering. The White and silver paper was used in the downstairs hall and part way up the stairs.  The top stairs and landing in a light cream textured paper with self coloured leaves (you might just be able to make out in the light.

Here's a pic of the hallway, yes it is rather small.
Last weekend David and I had a break in North Devon, that was cancelled from last month due to David's illness. With a day's holiday on Friday we set off early morning to get to Barnstaple by lunchtime and had an explore of the town.

In spite of the grey day on Saturday with the threat of rain we got to Lynton and Lynmouth, two towns on the coast linked by a water powered funicular railway, which was really steep. If you don't know what the railway is, it has two carriages one at the top of a cliff another at the bottom as in the picture and they counterbalance so as the one goes down the other goes up
At the bottom of the cliff is Lynmouth and a charity classic car show was taking place. I took photos with my camera which died on me, so these are the few I took with my phone. So when I load up my camera photos I will share these later.
The bottom picture was a former Bournemouth Transport coach now used as a heritage bus service between Minehead and Lynmouth.

We went from there back towards Barnstaple on the rather twisty road to Arlington Court, where we found the Woolly Woodland, a delightful piece of woodland in the grounds with knitted, crochet or felted creatures or flowers 
By the middle of the afternoon it was drizzly and horrible so returning to the hotel we were able to enjoy a swim before going out to dinner in town in the evening (by which time the weather improved).

Sunday we didn't have to rush back so before going home we took a trip to Rosemoor RHS garden near Torrington.  This is our second visit there, but last time was in the autumn year before last.  Early summer looked so different.

A collage of a few of my photos taken with my phone, it doesn't do too bad a job. This is a delightful place to visit if you are in the area and I'm glad we stopped there on our way home. It is Rose Weekend this weekend and as you can see the roses in my photos were really stunning.

So a hectic week back at work this week and an early start tomorrow going on a trip to Sandown, near Esher, Surrey, for the National Patchwork Championships. But as you can see there hasn't been much sewing time lately, hopefully share some pics of Sandown in the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lovely trip!!!! Hope sandown is good - I'm going tomorrow! I finally posted your sweet 16 squares on Thursday, hope they arrive soon xxx


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