Friday, 17 October 2008

A Lot Of Water But Not Much Stitching!

Hello everyone! We had a lovely week in Yorkshire although our arrival was in somewhat wet weather. It had been raining so much that the road across from Ingleton to Hawes was running with so much water that it was like constantly driving through fords. After a stop at the Wensleydale creamery for tea and cake we headed out of Hawes to Thwaite and our cottage. Unfortunately we had to make a detour as our usual route was flooded and impassable. However, Sunday the weather was glorious and roads were dry again, the water goes down very quickly. We only had two other days of rain during the week, but nowhere near as much as on that first Saturday. As you can see from the new header photo, which is of the Middle Falls at Aysgarth, all the rain made the falls more spectacular! I came home with an unwanted "souvenir" though, a Yorkshire cold! This is the reason why I'm only now just catching up with blogging.

You may recall I was taking LHN's Acorn Hill with me to stitch and that I was go to do so for an hour a day. Well this first photo shows just how much I actually did, about an hour all week!

This is where it's up to now. Some progress at last!

Before I went away I worked on PS's Daffodils Sampler. I'm hoping to work some more on this next week along side of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Now on to the recent Fair and Square exchange that I took part in. Lei was my partner for round 9 and this is what she stitched me.

And this is what I stitched for her.

Design from 1995 issue Cross Stitcher magazine
32ct Antique White Jobelan
DMC threads

Well that's me up to date again. I hope to have caught up with blog reading and commenting very soon. Thank you all for continuing to read and comment on my ramblings.



Kathy A. said...

What a lovely photo of the falls. Glad you had a nice holiday despite the rain. Your Fair Squares both sent and received are lovely.

Little Cat said...

That is a beautiful photo of the falls. Lovely stitching too! Hope you get rid of that Yorkshire cold soon.

Julie said...

Stunning header pic, you can almost hear the water rushing down there.

Lovely exch squares, i love the pink cottage, typically english.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great photo Nicola - the waters in Wlaes were running fast too. I'm glad to read you both had a good break.

I love seeing all your stitching and reading your ramblings - thanks

Stitchingranny said...

A lovely picture Nicola. Hope the cold is a little better and your voice is starting to return to normal.

Some lovely wips.

Maxine said...

Lovely stitching Nicola :)

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful header picture! Hope your cold is better and I love your stitches!!

Sally said...

Nice new header picture Nicola. So glad you had a lovely time. Hoope your cold goes soon.

Nice progress on the LHN and both squares sent and received are beautiful.

Tracey said...

Hope your cold is much better after your holiday,
Love the house stitching you are doing,
Great blog,Thankyou

tammie said...

wonderful stitching love it all well done.

Karan said...

Great pic & glad the weather improved for you. Seems to be a lot of that lergy about though - hope you're feeling much better now.
Lovely stitching all round. :0)

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a lovely picture! I love the Rose Cottage , it is so sweet.

Carol R said...

Great post Nicola with a great new header picture! Hope your cold goes soon.

Sharon said...

Your new header is striking. Pretty projects-any progress is better than no progress or least I keep telling myself that! The squares are lovely too.

tammie said...

i love all the stitching well done