Friday, 30 March 2012

Hardwick Park

We had a flying visit to my parents last weekend - a 600 mile round trip! But lets not dwell on the joys of the A1......

Whilst nothing much of note happened other than my father celebrating his 83rd birthday, we did have a visit to Hardwick Park  near Sedgefield in County Durham. It's only a 15 minute or so drive from their house, but I've never been there before - it obviously never entered the radar as a possible trip when I was growing up - though to be fair I don't think there was anything much to see until relatively recently.

The sun shone, the daffodils looked beautiful - as did the cakes in the cafe , but we resisted (sadly it was too close to lunchtime).

The coots were building their nests on the large lake, and I was impressed to see that Mr Coot had obviously brought Mrs Coot flowers as part of his nest building offerings!

Entry is free, and if you're in the area it's well worth a visit for an hour or two.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Pink Castle fabric contest!

Well -Katy's too - you can see it here.

I like to think I'm fairly computer savvy - but I saved my selection and promptly lost it! So I have just spent the last 3/4 hour or so painstakingly creating a new (and as it turns out mostly different!) bundle The previous one is showing in my downloads but won't open! No doubt it something blindly obvious I should do, but I can't for the life of me figure it out.

Anyway, here is my latest choice:

I'm calling it "spring evening"
Sea Garden in Ocean by Cosmo Cricket
Marquis in Jade heirloom by Joel Dewberry
Seeds in gray by Khristan A Howell
Heath Metal Pink Alexander Henry Fabric
Wildflowers in Blue by Heather Ross
 Pie Basket in New Day Hope Hope valley by Denyse Schmidt
Woodgrain in teal by Khristan A Howell
Songbird in Teal Bonjour by Diane Kappa
Fly a kite dot in green by October Afternoon
Freespirit designer solids in Nugray gray
Frog Prince by Tula Pink
Hop dot in sky Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey

The only other crafty news is I have finished my second swoon block - the USB doesn't count (and it hasn't even got any votes - obviously not ugly enough.....)
Right I am off to continue cutting out blocks 3 and 4. It's my relief from the end of March madness that happens every year at work.