Brown/Blue Spotty

15 July 2011

Weekend Flashback

We had a very early start last Saturday ~ LM needed to catch his 8:46 train from Penrith to go and collect the LM car back from it's little holiday.  It was the monthly stitching day at Just Sew for me and I was really looking forward to it as had to miss the June day.  The traffic crossing the A69 was much heavier than I would have expected but it was still a good run with a quick stop at Southwaite Services for a coffee & granola bar to keep us going.
I was there so early I had a walk around Penrith before going to Just Sew ~ there are a couple of shops that I like to visit but I don't always get the opportunity, I was however too early for some of them so I wandered, took photographs and made notes of places to pop back to later in the day. 
I was first to arrive but wasn't alone for very long ~ there were nine of us stitching on various projects from bags to table runners some canvas work and a bit of knitting.  I was very pleased with what I managed ~ finishing one project and moving another well on.  A few of us have signed up to a class next month to make a bag which I am looking forward to.
Sunday was a lovely warm day ~ the sun was slow to show it's face but when it did it was wonderful.  The LM was off out to his monthly car club meeting followed by a run out to Melmerby for tea and cake.  GB1 was working and GB2 was avoiding the required tidying of his bedroom.  I managed to amuse myself pottering around ~ mostly backwards and forwards from my seat in the garden to empty and re-load the washing machine and "peg out".
This was the view from my seat in the garden - a picture of perfection for a warm Sunday.  iPod on the docking station for sunny tunes, sewing basket with a selection of projects, sewing glasses ~ an absolute essential, pincushion, a drink ~ well several really, container for threads, buttons, scissors etc.  Oh, and an empty bowl that had contained my current favourite treat ~ broken up meringue nest and yoghurt.
I hope I get to repeat this sedentary experience over and over across the summer months.
As I make this report I am more than ready for the coming weekend ~ I have EG on Saturday and myself and the Lovely C plan to call into Just Quilting before ~ I need fabric for my top secret project, also they are having their Christmas in July workshop and I am reliably informed that they will have a tree up!  Sunday I will be at The Crafts House working on my owl project in the morning and hope to get a trip to Country Baskets too.

Enjoy you plans ~ whatever they may be.



Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I hope you enjoy this weekend.

Julie said...

Perfection!!! what else can i say about that pic, looks like my kind of place to sit and while away an hour or two or maybe even three LOL

Val said...

Glad you had a nice weekend Kate - can't sit out in the garden today - it is peeing down here !...x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds to me like you had the perfect weekend! I love your setup for sundy how heavenly!

Rhonda Polk said...

love your week-end ! sounds like the kind of days I use to have on my day I just go -stitch-coffee-shop when ever I want--am unemployed... : (
Your last day pic is like what my coffe shop table looked like....stitching, audio stories on CD, coffee (Iced) , miss doing that, it was upstairs-and had a good seat by the window...can't do stairs now.
hope you have many more of those stitching days they are so relaxing !

Nuria said...

magnifico fin de semana!