Saturday, September 13, 2008

Us Ladies Wot Lunch!

I had the most brilliant day on Friday, when I went to the Wensleydale Longwool shop, near Leyburn, with Carrie and Hazel. We were met there by Becky and Bev , and last but not least,Silvia, who had a fab pressie for Carrie!

In the shop ,we drooled over the gorgeous yarns and accessories and formed a long queue to pay for our purchases, I've never seen the little place so full! I was very good and only bought some aran to knit a beret pattern I've had for ages.

We then moved into the carpark, where we caused major congestion looking at Carries pressie from Silvia, a gorgeous spinning wheel!! I think we were as excited as Carrie! Unfortunately Silvia had to go to work, so we waved her off, then went into Leyburn, to a lovely little tearoom above Serendipity.

Carrie and Bev

Once again we caused chaos, as the tables sat four and we were a five! So after some minor furniture rearrangement, we eventually got settled and became ladies wot lunched!

Becky and Hazel

After lunch we sauntered around Leyburn and Becky took us on a mystery diversion to The Shawl. This turned out to be a beautiful hidden gem, the site of the original settlement of Leyburn, with stunning views and, as an extra bonus, sheep!

And en route toThe Shawl, I spotted this....

The photo isn't very good as I used my phone, but it was a trompe l'oeil painting of a cat on a coal hole door and in the very top left corner, a little bird! I loved it!!
Thanks to all the girlies for a fab day out, with special thanks to Carrie for taking me and putting up with my blethering all the way thee and back!

On the knitting front, Ian's hat is coming along nicely, it's a quick knit,but I've been having blinding headaches, which have slowed down my progress, but I'm plodding along!!

When I downloaded the photos from my phone, I found a couple of pictures of some canvases I painted a few months ago, mainly to fill a space on our bedroom wall!

I really enjoyed doing them and would love to do some mixed media canvases, all I need is another 24 hours in a day!!


gonga said...

I had such a good time too. It was really good to catch up - where did the time go??!!
Your artwork is fantastic, is it painted or printed?
See you on tuesday for spinning!!

Sarah said...

Ooh you posh lot! Glad to hear you had fun and hope those headaches leave you alone so you get some good knitting time and maybe even painting given the beautifulness of those canvasses.

InkyArtitude said...

Glad to hear you had a fab day! I love those canvasses, they are brill. Why haven't I seen them before now?
Altered canvasses? Ooooo - me too! We should get something arranged.

acrylik said...

*big grin* Love the canvases, they are gorgeous. Yes, I'm with Inky, let's get something arranged ;)

Silvia said...

As short as my time was i enjoyed it very much!! The Trompe ploi painting is beautiful and your artwork is lovely. Im glad you all had a great time

Daisy said...

That sounds like such a cool day out! Hope you feel better soon.

Artis-Anne said...

Aw how I wish I could have joined all you ladies wot lunch :( Sounded such a brilliant day too and love the photos .
WOW your canvases are brill , you talented lady you :) I want to see more !!

Kath said...

Sound like a fab day was had by all! Good to see some familiar faces there! And lucky CA with her wheel! Love the canvases and the tromp loi cat! And your halo is giving us great sunsets here (if only from the wrong direction! LOL!) Keep up the good work!