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Smells like Autumn……………

I love Autumn – what was it George Eliot said about Autumn – ‘Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive Autumns’. The smells of autumn are more evocative for me than the changing colours – the smell of … Continue reading

Woolly matters……….

Spent a great afternoon with the lovely and incredibly busy Nickie of Eden Gotland Sheep at her farm, Scalerigg, situated between Renwick and Kirkoswald at the foot of Hartside Pass……….What a glorious view – I even saw the wee house at the top of Hartside and the visibility wasn’t that great. Imagine what it must be like on a clear … Continue reading

Drypoint printing – great fun……..

Yesterday my lovely daughter and I – along with Fliss a great sculptor/printmaker – spend a most enjoyable day with Ian Hill and his wife Jackie – Ian is a bookbinder/printmaker who lives in the West Lakes, near Cockermouth. We first met Ian at Music on the Marr where we were both exhibiting and he had some beautifully delicate … Continue reading

Nana’s Rule………………

Yesterday I took a day off from feltmaking to attend my 7 year-old grandson’s School Family Picnic held at Fairhill in Alston which is a great Community space encompassing toddlers and older children’s play areas, wild spaces, a couple of wildlife ponds, paths, wooded area and car park – just the right amount of space … Continue reading

Freegle and Caroline

Today we became the proud owners of an aluminium greenhouse courtesy of the lovely Caroline from Warcop and the brilliant Freegle Community………….   Most of you probably know all about Freegle or it’s universal cousin Freecycle – a brilliant conception where those kind people who have something they no longer need advertise it on their … Continue reading

Felting with friends

Sunday afternoon we went to visit my artist friend Sarah Manders and her partner David who live near Hallbankgate just outside Brampton. Their house, set up a track backed by a wood has the most wonderful views of Tindale Fell. David who amongst other things, makes lovely green-wood spoons has just constructed a workshop for her which has … Continue reading