Tuesday, 24 July 2012

2 finishes and WIPocalypse update

Wow...not one but two finishes!!!

I was lucky enough to have the chance to stitch on Lynda's Travelling Pattern - Busy Needle.  I got it stitched up over the weekend and loved it.  Sassy Brass is the loveliest colour in the entire history of thread. I love it!  I have ordered a box from BoxyLady and I will attempt my first ever box finish...eek!

 After that was done, I wanted to work on a WIP/UFO.  I had a flick through my box.  Roots and Wings caught my eye.  A few hours later that too was complete, including the little buttons.  It's lovely, really bright and colourful.

Today we went to Bakewell and did a Treasure Hunt from here. We had a great time although it was actually a bit too hot.  There isn't really any treasure, you just walk round spotting certain things and crossing it off the map until you're left with just one place left which would be where the treasure is hidden.  Here are a couple of pictures of the kids with the clues they had solved.

Some of the clues were in around Bakewell Parish Church which was beautiful.  The church was open to look round.  Parts of it date back around 1000 years.  Inside there was a board that charted the history of the church and detailled when different bits were added to the church.  Even the children were interested!

Lunch was at a wonderful pub called The Peacock.  The portions were HUGE!  None of us could finish them.  Luke and I had a panini, Rachael had a chicken burger (with 3 pieces of chicken, 3!!!) and Colin had a piece of fish - from a great white shark judging by the size of it!  The places were massive but the fish still hung over the sides of it.

And finally...no visit to Bakewell is complete without a visit to Wye Needlecraft.  I was REALLY good and only bought 3 things.  One was High Hopes (Just Nan), Honeysuckle Courtyard (Patricia Ann) and Summer Garden (Country Cottage Needlework).  The Patricia Ann one is going to be for Colin's parents for their Golden wedding anniversary in a couple of years.


McKenna C. said...

Congratulations on your finishes! They look amazing! :D


Monique said...

Sound like you had a lovely time. A treasure hunt sure sounds fun. Your finishes look reall pretty and congrats.

Sally said...


Just found your blog through Random Ramblings blog.

Your finishes are beautiful.
Lovely new stash too.
Great photos of your kids doing the treasure hunt.

Akila said...

Very pretty finishes. The treasure hunt sounds like fun.

Minnie said...

That was a wonderful outing and you described it perfectly, I felt like I was there. Love the new stash and the finishes are lovely.

Linda said...

Congrats on the two finishes Sharon. They are both adorable.


SoCal Debbie said...

Congrats on two finishes! Roots and Wings is so pretty! It looks like a wonderful day for a treasure hunt. It's amazing to see a church over 1000 years old! Wonderful new charts!

Veronica said...

Both finishes are just lovely. Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Pretty designs you've bought.


Melissa said...

Congrats on both your finishes! They look great :)

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous stitching!