We had a wonderful weekend away on our ten year anniversary. We stayed in a hotel called The Samling in Ambleside in the Lake District and it was just perfect. Here are a few snaps of our room and the great view we had from our window:
I have never stayed anywhere so posh in my life! The men came up to you with umberellas when you stepped out of your car so you wouldn't get wet whilst you walked up the steps! Apparently it was where William Wordsworth used to go and pay his rent. Oh, and Tom Cruise stays there quite a bit apparently!
Whilst in the Lakes I decided to take a trip to Fobbles which I have heard so much about on Su's blog. After following the Tomtom to the wrong place and phoning them up for directions, we finally did arrive and who should be there, surprise, surprise... but Su herself who was helping out with the stocktaking. This was a great surprise and it was so great to meet Su at last. I have stitched an exchange for her quite recently and am a great admirer of her work. She does some "unique" stitching. I managed to get a pic of us both:
Can I also say what a great place Fobbles is as well? They have everything to suit my taste from gorgeous fabrics to French Sajou bits and bobs to charts from the USA. Superb shop and well worth the visit. I had a little spend. Well, it was my anniversary after all!
Now my lovely Dad has been burning those needles again on my "I am Half Sick of Shadows" piece and has completed another page. Here is his update that he sent me:
How super fast is he??? Go Dad go!!
I have finished the stitching for one of my pifs and just need to "finish" it. One down, four to go. I am planning on doing one a month if I can then I will send them all out together. As they are gifts, I cannot show the pics yet.
I am sure there must be more to share but it escapes me right now. So have a good week everyone and happy stitching.