These are the threads I bought yesterday at Embsay Mills, near Skipton. They are mostly Oliver Twist and Caron threads. One by One my local outlets have closed down and now the only shop in town selling threads is Boyes but those are the cheap cotton ones. They have their uses but I wanted something sumptious and that's what I bought. These are for my EG Spring School course next week. Really looking forward to this but naturally have reservations about leaving Keith as he goes into James Cook on Friday for the pain relief injection into his spinal cord. I feel I should be with him but Simon has taken the day off to play 'responsible adult' and look after his dad. That should be fun.... On the way back from Skipton we stopped on the top of the moors for a cuppa in the car. It's become a bit of a ritual now, whenever we go onto the moors or dales we have to take a flash and sit in the car drinking tea. Think it's left over from the days we used to do a lot of walking.
You feel as though you are on top of the world up here and on a clear day you can see for miles. On the far hills there was still snow but although the ground was boggy there was signs of life renewing itself.
Blue remembered hills, maybe that should be one of my JP's.
We took my Mum out today just to get her out of the house for a bit. We went up into Teesdale and then across the top into Weardale and back home along the old Roman Road to Hadrian's Wall. Guess what!! I forgot to take my camera and the naturally the sun shone and the colours were bright and fresh. Normally it lives in my handbag but I took it out to upload these photos and forgot to put it back.
Not got any sewing done this weekend but Keith's on nightshift this week so once he goes to bed I should be able to get on with my journal quilts. I know what my next one is going to be but don't want to say too much at present.
Projects to take care of this week include:
1 a brooch/pin for the UKembellisher swap
2 Mellow Yellow JP
3 Red Red Wine JP - redo don't like what I've done so far.
4 BQL April bag
5 TIF challenge - still now sure what I'm going to do, I dreamt about it and an idea came into m mind but I lost the thought once I was fully awake. Really must put that pencil and paper next to the bed.
Well I will see how much I get done by next Sunday.