Saturday, 15 August 2015

Another week gone!

Once again a Tuesday evening walk was on the cards as the weather was being kind to us.  As my friends are organising a group walk in September they are looking for pastures new, so East Farndon was the chosen village.  We were going to do a 'recce' of the walks around the village.  What a beautiful evening, and a lovely country walk.  We walked through fields of cows with their calves, and other fields with sheep, and some fields filled with crops. The walk along the footpath must have had about 10 stiles in about 3 km. so thinking of the September walkers we decided to walk back along a bridle path. We did do a little detour up to a ridge hoping to get some spectacular views, but the light was against us.  I couldn't get decent photos of the distant view, but did get a few of the lovely sunset.
just look at our long shadows
the beginning of sunset

The beginning of  Sunset

Motorised para-gliders were the noisiest thing around

More beautiful by the minute

At the back of our house is a Recreation Ground which on Friday evening was transformed into a bike race track.  We were able to watch from our bedroom, which wasn't such a bad place to be as the weather wasn't that warm outside and it had been raining throughout the day.  I can't believe how well organised it was, and how quickly they cleared everything away afterwards.  I am not sure if this will be a regular event, but it was a nice watch.

I don't suppose they mind that the sun wasn't shining

I am still working on this months Mini Mania Challenge which is from Charise Creates and it has been a challenge.  My quick unpick has been working its little socks off.  There are very few pieces that have not been sewn and unpicked, but I did manage this section first time "big grin".

this bit was another story

You wouldn't believe how long this took to get together

Last year at Yarndale (they now have a facebook page) my daughter bought some lovely yarn for some fingerless mitts, but time for knitting is just not a priority for  her at the moment, so they have been passed over to me.  I made the first pair, and as there seem to be quite a bit of yarn left decided to make a second pair.

The second pair are a bit smaller but they fit me, so fingers crossed they come my way

I did get to the 'Festival of Quilts', and there were some real works of art there, but my camera stayed in my pocket....goodness knows why, maybe its because I was Oowing! and Arrhing! too much.  I did a bit of shopping (as you do) so will look forward to playing with this little lot.

Happy sewing.


  1. Hahaha...love your first "bit" of the challenge!:)

    Guess what? I have started teaching myself to knit! I really shouldn't cause I have enough projects!!

  2. What a lovely walk and your sunset pictures are lovely. I wonder what you will make with your purchases - mini challenge projects?

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