Thursday, 7 July 2011

Little strips

I'm still enjoying my needle felting,

although I have been making a couple of cards and playing in my journals. A few weeks ago I bought a bag of felt bits from Abakan in Manchester, some were quite big pieces, but some were just little strips.
Thought they might come in handy for leaves etc. but then started playing...
I've since made ten of these strips in different colours and I'll show you them when I've "done" something with them.

We had a lovely time in the sun at the weekend. I was treated to lunch at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, then 'found' a new cafe/gift/fabric shop in a side street called Warehouse 13 and bought some lovely lace. 
On Sunday we went to Fairfield Mill in Sedburgh, such inspiring work, will have to go back midweek sometime though as none of the artists were in their workshops.There is such a range there... textiles, photography, paintings, sculptures, mixed media, the list goes on...well worth a visit if you are up in the Lake District and the views around the area are breathtaking!
From there we went to Hawes and had afternoon tea at the Wensleydale Creamery mmmm....
On the way to Hawes-just had to stop!

When we arrived on Friday evening we saw this little scene at about seven o'clock, 

I was immediately transported back about 54 years..whenever I've seen tractors mowing hay or modern hay bales in black plastic it has meant little to me, but to see this scene took me back to the days when haymaking in the farming area I grew up in was a social affair involving children and neighbours.
The next morning at six o'clock this is all that was left.

We also saw some spectacular skies 

My lovely hubby laughs at me sometimes because, in his words, I have a "soppy grin" on my face when I stand at the door just looking out at such things but I am just appreciating how lucky we are! 

Thanks for dropping by, Chris.


patcrafts said...

You sound to have had a wonderful weekend, the Midland Hotel is that the one that has been renovated. Your photo's are awesome, those skies are wonderful.xx

She said...

I love your Needle Felting...I am so jealous your photos are fantastic, glad you had a lovely time. Catch up very soon. Love S xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the needlefelting Chris and look forward to seeing what you make :-)
Sounds like a wonderful day out
Anne x

Sarah Anderson said...

you just can't beat England - and you prove that with those photos! Gorgeous!!!
Are your needle felted strips long enough to turn into cuff bracelets? They're fab!!