Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wonky and Walking

On Wednesday my sister-in-law 'S' and I trundled off to a local craft centre to have a "play" day.  The hubby's were happy going off to the National Space Museum  in Leicester and seemed to have a good day playing 'hopeful' spacemen. We on the other hand took our sewing machines and were ready for action making a wonky pentagon table runner.  On arrival we were told to choose our fabrics....goodness with such a selection that took a bit of time, but we were all busy sewing in no time.  It was a really enjoyable day, with the 'teacher' cutting strips of fabric that we needed and making us tea.  I think all of us had a little bit to finish at home, but the majority of the table runner was complete at the end of the day.

Bright and Breezy

The Tuesday evening walk was another success, and a beautiful evening to boot. We started at Medbourne a small village just over the border into Leicestershire, (as you may have gathered I live on the borders of Northampton and Leicestershire).  We always follow the footpath markers and Leicestershire do seem to mark the footpaths very well, and just look what we found on the posts.

This carving must have only been about 6" from tip of ears to the bottom of his beard

It started with a gentle stroll, then came a couple of 'steepish' hills, but oh my goodness! it was well worth the effort once you got to the top and saw the views.

You can't see how high we are

God's own country

Crops growing rapidly 

We also had a good peek at Neville Holt where I believe you can have a stunning
evening at the Opera.  I personally have not been, but my trusty friend has, and although she wasn't keen on going to an Opera at first was totally won over and would highly recommend it.

My hands have been a bit sore lately, so I am giving them a rest from crochet but my knitted scarf is coming along.


  1. Your table runner is beautiful - must have been fun to make, too. I very much enjoyed your beautiful photos. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. The countryside is definitely beautiful on those borders and you've been very lucky with the weather.

  3. I have never heard of Neville Holt - shame on me as it sounds fun. You look as if you had a lovely walk.

  4. Stunning table runner, what a perfect way to spend a day xx

  5. Stunning table runner, what a perfect way to spend a day xx