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Hello and welcome to my blog, where I love to share a little of my life with you...I am so lucky to be a textile artist and maker...inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and by all sorts of things in my life....if you fancy a creative WORKSHOP take a look here or taking a peep at what's in my ETSY shop click here...thank you for paying me a visit today!



Saturday, 5 January 2013

Saturday night round our place...

January 5th and all's well, in fact getting better and better after a low energy slump before and during Christmas I am feeling much more lively, we've been clearing out and tidying and sorting all sorts of dark piled up corners and today I had a day out to Carlisle, lunch with a dear friend and then a little sales shopping...oooh the joy of buying wire baskets and a set of galvanised drawers for more tidying and organising!

...and home to find a lovely smell of baking and daughter mine a busying herself in the kitchen...and producing a delicious apple pie with apple decoration and lots of brown sugar...can't beat it with a bowl of dear old Birds' custard!




so a cosy Saturday night in, husband of patience working away to finish stuff for the start of term...daughter and moi in the warm fragrant kitchen with music playing... reading magazines and cooking tea...and joy of joys a lovely spring like Country Living arrived today..I know it's still only dark January but we can dream of sunny days and spring flowers...and I can feel the nights getting lighter...we even had some sun today!




and as well as The Sales I did some charity shop visitng...and came home with booty...this rather nicely made cardi with delicious detail...I think this one's maybe for wearing as I don't think I could bring myself to felt it!

  
three jumpers in total and a fab pink linen shirt for husband of patience...not a bad little haul...


...and some really fun new fabric from the wonderful Superior Sewing Centre in Carlisle...where Paul works wonders with your machine...and he is kindly advertising my workshop leaflets there too...
 

Making is in the air! Can't wait to meet some more lovely people at my workshops and get creative together...learning free machine embroidery and much more...

click on the poster for more info...


happiness all round...new workshops...apple pie...new magazine...tidier house...a wee stash and my gorgeous new mug...thanks Emmie!



and here's blogging in progress...hot of the press...any minute now!


and did I mention Woolfest...a trifle early but never too early to plan for a trip to Cumbria...28th and 29th June...for a wonderful feast of wool and craft and knitting and so much loveliness...I have just sent in my application for a stall so fingers crossed...my sewing machine has been resting over Christmas and she's raring to go...

hope you're having a great weekend...and a fine start to your new year too!

10 comments:

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

I have just found your lovely blog will enjoy following you.x

Emmie and Emma said...

Hi Lesley welcome to my blog, so glad to have you here, been to visit you too, nice to see you like the same kinds of things in your life as me!

found and sewn said...

Wow, that apple pie looks so good!Yummy x

Emmie and Emma said...

it was delicious! I am so lucky my daughter likes cooking and baking...tho we are working on the washing up aspect!

Liz said...

That apple pie looks delicious - may just have to go and make one!!!
Lovely blog.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Emmie and Emma said...

thanks Liz,just been to see your blog too, love all your vintage newsprint and magazines, I have quite a few like that from my Granny, and I especially like your fab tea cosies!

Jooles said...

Hello ..... how lovely to meet you :o)
ooooh i would love that bowl of delicious looking apple pie and custard right now....mmmmmm
love jooles x

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

OOOOH v excited thet you found me...as now i have found you too...
Superb blog
bestest d j
x

thriftwood said...

Hello just found you via Mad Maison ... I live in Cumbria too! Looking forward to browsing through your blog and getting to know you ...

Claire xxx

Emmie and Emma said...

Hi Claire, been to visit you so I'm a follower too now, nice to meet another thrift lover!whereabouts are you? Emmax