On Friday, my daughter (S) decided we should find the village of Clapham where there was a shop selling yarn. The village is picturesque with a Beck running through the centre. The Beck starts life high on the slopes of Ingleborough where it plunges into subterranean depths. Ingleborough caves are a well know tourist spot. The yarn shop becksideyarns sells mainly specialist yarns, but they had a sale basket so I ended up with a few little bits.
|the balls are 100% cotton, and the hank is made from sugar cane, and my buttons from the Market.|
On our way back from Clapham, we stopped off in Skipton where Attic 24 and her friend Tracy from patchwork chickens have set up a studio. My friend V who lives in South Africa follows Attic 24, so I had to take a picture of Lucy's area just to make her jealous (big grin on my face).
|Lucy's area of the studio|
Saturday was such a nice day we decided to spend the time resting in the garden, plus my son - in -law (P) had broken his toe on Thursday so long walks were not what he needed. I took this photo from our attic bedroom (well its my granddaughters bedroom when we are not there).
|What a beautiful view to have from most windows in the house.|
|Had to cross the stepping stones....the bridge was too easy.|
|I will make a few more with the little that's left on the balls, then decide what to do with them.|
|Not complete with buttons, but think they will look cute.|
On our way home we stopped off at Bolsover Castle, near Chesterfield. What an interesting place. We had the audio tape so it explained the history of the house and its 'main owner' William Cavendish. The keep is in good condition, and the riding house has been restored, but the Terrace Range is in ruins, but with the audio it explained everything about it and how it would have been in days gone by. I am always amazed that one person can have so much money to renovate and entertain to such lavish extremes. The views from the castle will take your breath away.