Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Malvern and other things.

It was the Autumn quilt show at Malvern last weekend,,, and I went. I bought a few buttons for a hat, and some fabric,, no photos as it will be used in a gift for some one and not sure if they read this. It was a busy day for the traders when I went on Sunday. I had a look around the stalls,, and then the quilts. Here are a few that caught my eye,,,

 This one is so much better to see 'in the flesh'.

I have finished my DHs' Beanie,,,,
                                                 It has yet to be worn!!!
And this is mine,, the buttons are tiny,, but they are needed for the full affect.
The pattern is Owl Hat by Jennie Powell,, from the Ravelry website.

And because I like the 'frames' on my camera, this was a picture taken at Chepstow Castle,,,,
I think it makes a wonderful magazine cover.


Monday, 6 October 2014

Second Week,,,

It was my second week off work last week,,, and I have only just finished knitting a hat for DH. No crafting was done as DH and I went to Wales for five days.
We stayed in Caernarfon Premier Inn,,,, but stopped of at Chepstow and Raglan Castles on the way.

Day 2 was to be a busy day,,,

View from the highest tower at Caernarfon


The clock tower at Portmeirion
It was a long day,,, a lot of driving by DH,,,
Day 3,,,,,
Beaumaris Castle
And a nice long look around Anglesey,,,,,,,,,,

Day 4,,,,,,was another busy day,,
Conwy Castle

Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle from Plas Mawr
Plas Mawr is the oldest Elizabethan house in the UK.

I took loads of pictures,, too many to put on here. I did venture up all the towers of the castles,,,,
Rhuddlan Castle
That was the last of the castles,,, then we had a quick look at Llandudno,,, we got there quite late in the day and I didn't take any pictures.
Day 5 was travelling home day,,,,we stopped off at a cafe that sold little wooden moving 'toys',,,

I loved this guitar man,,,,,                                                               

ps, thank you for your lovely comments.