Sunday, 7 October 2012

Northern Tour Part 2

We have been to Blackpool to see the illuminations, which have improved over the years. Not sure about the rest of Blackpool, though the fish, chips and gravy were tasty.
Then I have had a bit of a sewing weekend with my friend Kath of Kath's Kreations
Kath has been persuaded to come to London with me for the Fat Quarterly Retreat. Yipeeee
We made a Bento Lunch bag using Ayumi's fantastic tutorial on the Pink Penguin blog.

Then tonight we had a go putting zips in as Kath has a new machine. So we made these Noodlehead Wide Mouth Pouches. Easy!

Great Northern Tour

We have been away a week now. First was a workshop day with Worn and Washed in Olney near Milton Keynes.
We then travelled up through the National Forest and went a few walks.

It always amazes me how National Trust Houses are colourful even on a grey day. These were taken a Calke Abby - an un stately home..... As it has been left full of junk and loads of stuffed birds.

We also went to the National Memorial Arboretum.

We had a lovely night staying in the middle of Utoxeter race course and a trip to Martin Mere bird reserve.

And then to Morcambe. On the whole the weather has been good.