Sunday, March 25, 2007

An afternoon at Chatsworth

We had a lovely day today. After Church, the weather was so beautiful we decided to go for a drive out to Chatsworth house.
It is only about 40 mins away in the car and is a beautiful piece of the English countryside. The have animals there that you can touch and handle and a great play area so fab for Lily!! I think DH enyoyed himself on the play equipment too! Here's a pic of Lily holding one of the guinea pigs called Bracken.

Heres one of Lily on the roundabout. DSC03534

A fun day in all even though it cost a fortune - £15 for the three of us to get into the adventure playground and £15 for lunch which was a kids box, a sandwich and a bowl of salad and 2 cakes!! No drinks!!! Anyway it was a lot of fun.

Stitching wise I have been very naughty as I have not touched Dreaming Mermaid in ages and I am not going to meet my monthly goal again for the second month running. However I have been busily stitching away on Cheryl's Buquet as its so nice to do so I am nearly halfway through it now. I think I will keep at it and make it a quick finish then get started back on Dreaming Mermaid. Still not heard about the NP silks from Thread Bare and don't want to place my order till I get all the information off them and order all the stuff together. Here's a pic of Cheryl's Buquet update:
Cheryls Buquet March 2007

Hope everyone has had a happy weekend and thanks for reading my Blah! I still cannot believe folks are even vaguely interested in anything I have to say!!


Mad Dixie said...

What a lovely day out it looks like you had fun, your doing so well with Cheryl's chart it's looking lovely remember about the slight error in the bottom left corner you should be able to just copy the other corners, I've been looking at the patchwork sampler I might try and have a go a personalising it, will you e-mail me and let me know the type of thing Cheryl used to do, sorry to ramble anyway. (my e-mail is public on HAED if you don't have it) xx

Jamie said...

Oh wow that's a beautiful place. I hope you had a wonderful day. Cheryl's chart looks great. You've made tons of progress.

cathymk said...

Love your progress on Cheryl's bouquet! It's looking gorgeous!!

Sounds like you had a fabulous day at Chatsworth. Love the pic of your dd with the guinea pig.

stitcherw said...

Looks like you had a great day at Chatsworth, and the picture with Lily and the guinea pig turned out great.

Cheryl's chart is looking lovely, I really like the colors you chose to do this in.

Carolyn said...

Your little girl is beautiful! I'm glad you had a good time at Chatsworth house - that place looks beautiful (too)!!

Rowyn said...

Great photos, sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

Jenn said...

I took one look at the picture on your blog and all I could think about was Pride and Predjust. (Ok I know I spelled that wrong :{ ). It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Sally said...

Looks like you all had a great day at Chatsworth House. It does look very spectacular.

Cheryl's Bouquet is coming along beautifully.

Just read your post about Thread Bare too. I was wondering what they were like. I've looked at their site many times!

Anita said...

Lovely family picture. Your Cheryl's piece is coming along great.

Cheryl said...

Your daughter is so cute! You've made great stitching progress. You asked on my blog where the pictures were taken? Well it was a place called Gourock.

Carol said...

What beautiful photos!!

Extremlygentle1 said...

Sounds like you had a really great day even though it cost a bit of money.

Deanne J said...

Sounds like you had a gret day.

Cheryl's Bouquet looks wonderful.

Lizzy said...

What lovely pictures, Hazel! It looks like you all had a wonderful time! :-)

You are making such lovely progress with Cheryl's Bouquet... :-) I can't wait to see more!