I had a really, really lovely day yesterday. It was my day off so I arranged to spend the day with my mum and sister. We met in Penrith, a lovely little market town just south of Carlisle. The weather forecast wasn't good for the day so we went armed with our brollies but in fact we enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon.
It will be
my sisters birthday on Sunday but as I won't see her on the day it gave
me the chance to present her with her present! Mum, very kindly
treated us to a delicious lunch in the Bewick Coffee House.
I was also
on the hunt for a birthday present for MrG's mum and Fathers Day
presents for both of our Dads. I try to buy presents when I see
something that I know the recipient will be pleased with and then put
them away in my present box until needed. That way I know they will be
happy with their present and I avoid buying something on impulse
thinking 'that will do'.
I returned home with some beautiful local produce from a traditional greengrocer - plums, cherries and local new potatoes.
bought some new things to start a new craft project. We called into the
Penrith Craft Shop to look for decopatch or patterned tissue paper to
top up our craft supplies and although they didn't have any they did
have lots of other things that inspired us to try. My Mum bought some
wool to make a spiderweb scarf and we bought some card making bits and
pieces. I'm not really into hand made cards (apart from the ones that
my children make for me) and it's not something I've fancied doing
myself but they had some die-cut samples that weren't the usual naff
pieces that you often see. Anyway we all bought some so we're all going
to have a go. I think I was a bit more (maybe over) ambitious as I
also bought the cellophane sleeves to put the finished cards in! Maybe I
should have made a few cards first to see if they will be good enough
to sell first! What am I like!
just asked to book a stall at the next Craft Market in a local village
hall after seeing an advert in the village newsletter. The next one
isn't until the beginning of October so I have plenty of time to get
myself organised. I haven't done one for many years but I decided that
if I put my name down for a stall now then it will focus me and I will
complete my craft projects more readily. I do have a habit of starting
projects with gusto then moving onto the next project before finishing
project I'm so looking forward to finishing is my latch-hook rug that I
am making for my summerhouse. I'm sure I could get it finished this
weekend if I put my mind to it. I do have some photos to show you -
I'll drop them in later.
reason why I had a Thoroughly enjoyable Thursday is because it was Book
Club night! It was such a good laugh - so much fun. The Elegance of
the Hedgehog received mixed reviews - which was as expected as I think
it would be hard to find a book that all 12 of us love. Although, the
group had read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
before I joined and I think they all agree that it has been the best
book so far. I borrowed it about three months ago and I still haven't
Our next book is going to be....