Had a rather rushed trip up to Wolfest today as DH had to be back home to do a gig this evening. What an interesting time was had! Started off with a service station stop at the lovely Tebay services as boy was letting us know loud and clear that his wee was coming out!! Who do I spot but none other than Heather from Little Tin Bird!! I knew it was her - I could totally tell from the pictures and it was only after I had called her and introduced my self and said hello etc that I felt a bit of an idiot because although I knew her immediately - poor Heather probably didn't recognise me from Adam. So... Heather... It was lovely to meet you but really sorry if I scared the life out of you lol.
We then missed the turning and carried on up to Carlisle - like you do before realising and heading back. Finally got there and was wowed by all the colour and creativity.
I am very camera shy outdoors but managed to take a few snaps before someone reprimanded me for not asking her first! She thought I might have been a journalist or someone from a magazine or someone who was going to steal her ideas. Quite flattering really. Nuff said. Camera went away till I got to the sheep. They didn't seem to mind. Here's a few of the shots I did manage to take of various outlets and crafty goodness.
Also saw my lovely friend Carole from Skeins who was helping out with someone else's stall. I treated myself to a lovely handdyed skein of wool for a scarf for the Autumn.
I got myself a new purse too. Desperately needed one as the zip had broken on mine. Lily got a toadstool brooch and two friendship bracelets.
I also saw a demonstration on needlefelting and the pictures looked wonderful so I bought myself a starter kit. It's a beach/sea scene - just a simple one - just to start me off.
I saw some fantastic woven hangings and there are courses held in North Wales so I would love to have a go at that at some point.
Finally, some sheep pics for all you sheep fans. Some of them were really friendly.
(These are the smallest breed of sheep in the world you know!)
We managed to stop off in Keswick for fish and chips before heading home. On my return I was really pleased to find that my two books from Japan had arrived! I bought them from this recommended seller here on Etsy called Pomadour24 and true enough, these items did ship fast! I am so happy as one of the patterns is the flowers from the flower scarves I made. So I know I am just going to drool and drool some more.
The blanket they are laying on is the one I started making last year but had so many ends to weave in it totally frightened me! Over the last couple of nights I plucked up the courage and began to weave those ends in. Just got a couple left to do but it means I can carry on with it now without fear or loathing. Here's a snap of it up to now. Maybe I will get it done for Autumn this year!
Thanks for staying with me if you're still reading. It is not like me to post so often.
I have been given a couple of blog awards and I will try and do a "Facts about ME" post soon. Have a nice weekend whatever you do.