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Thursday, 31 May 2012

summer...vintage crafts...lakes

Saturday...hot...summer...sun...a trip to Penrith in summery clothes...where in the Evergreen Hall we found Nostalgia Meets Design... beautiful vintage craft fair...and daughter mine and I made a few lovely purchases...could have bought everything! note to self...next time prepare mentally for such deliciousness...need to follow intensive training programme by going to many more such delightful crafty affairs!!


 


I have wanted a Priscilla Jones piece for ages...and I finally treated myself...isn't it beautiful...
 

and a wee delicate teacup and saucer...just to look at...


and now we're ready for the Jubilee thanks to Cool Crafting...who also do fab crafty workshops


then for a good rummage in all the local charity shops...picked up a yummy picnic lunch (have you tried Five the wholefood cafe run by Mind in Penrith?)and then drove to Ullswater...found a little private spot and lazed and ate...daughter mine is sooo brave, wetsuit on and into the water with many shrieks about how cold it was! a tranquil afternoon, hot with a breeze...could have just done with a hammock....note to self..always carry a hammock in the car in case of opportunity...



a small boat and the steamer...a gentle hint of Swallows and Amazons...


 
cold (very!) water on a hot hot day...



perfect picnic spot by cool lapping water...





tall trees and dappled shade...



and wildlife...can you spot the woodpecker?



a mermaid on the rock...and a little extreme crocheting?...well al fresco...happiness is making wherever you are...


hope it's still summery where you are..even if it's just in your head!xx














4 comments:

Beacee said...

Ooh! Lovely! Two weeks to go and we'll be there too. See you at Woolfest, I hope. x

Emmie and Emma said...

I'll look out for you in the crowds!!

found and sewn said...

Ooooh beautiful photos!!

Emmie and Emma said...

thank you, gald you like! I love taking photos and sharing them