It's Wednesday again ... they do come round quickly ... so the day in the week that I join in with Julia, Head Desker, and What's On Your Desk Wednesday over at the Stamping Ground.
WARNING! A photo heavy post follows.
After our weekend away, and a day working in the garden yesterday, there's not a lot of crafting going on here but I do have a few photos of crafty goodies, some found while we were in the Lake District.
Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick was fascinating. I don't know why I'd never thought of it before but the company Derwent has it's origins in the little town near the Derwentwater, In fact the original factory, now closed, is next door to the museum. The factory has now relocated to Workington, only a few miles away. There's a shop attached to the museum where I was spoilt for choice. As well as picking up lots of goodies for the youngsters in the family I got this pack of waterbrushes - these have been on my wish list for the longest time - and the pack of 12 watercolour pencils for myself. We also took the opportunity to visit the home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top ... it's been on my bucket list for years ... and I just had to bring back that sweet little jug decorated with Peter Rabbit. It makes the perfect container for what is probably the last of the sweet peas. The postcards were hard to resist too, though I have no idea what I will do with them.
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show at the SECC Glasgow in October. We've chosen black and white with a hint of red for this quilt and I plan to make a block or two later this evening.
Incidentally, and so exciting, the first quilt we made as a group was voted Bronze Place in the Lewis & Irene, Down by the River Competition. It was displayed at the Festival of Quilts by the organisers of the competition, Popular Patchwork Magazine and will be included in a feature on all the winning quilts in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.
National Trust with the proviso that it be kept exactly as she left it, complete with her furniture and china.