Category Archives: Crochet

June Review.

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I know I’ve only been writing this blog for a week but I want to review the whole month of June because its been a great month all round.

We’ve had some great days out, The Magna Science centre in Rotherham, Experience Barnsley, the open studio and walk around Skipton and the end of year exhibition at Batley Art School.

 

Magna Science Adventure Centre.

 

Skipton.

 

Experience Barnsley.

 

We’ve crafted loads.

 

We’ve started our homeschool adventure and completed a very successful first week.

We’ve had five amazing days in Portugal, we lost a day and a half because of the French air traffic controllers strike.

 

 

We’ve eaten some lovely food and I’ve drank endless good coffees! 

 

 

We helped out at a local litter pick to make our village a nicer place for everyone and we met Dan Jarvis our MP when he unveiled a plaque commemorating the Queens coronation.

 

Coronation Plaque and Darton Litter Pick.


 

And most importantly we’ve spent lots of time with our amazing family and friends, we celebrated a 71st birthday, we had a goodbye party for my sisters mother-in-law and my good friend as she’s just moved to Exmouth, and we had a visit from our middle daughter Mica.

 

Goodbye Grania.


 

Happy Birthday Harry.


 

All in all Junes been a brill month! 

Em x 

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Saturday in Skipton.

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When I found out one of my favourite crafty bloggers was holding her first ‘open studio’ in a town not too far from where I live I just couldn’t resist going along…

 

Anyone who reads crafty/crochet blogs will no doubt have come across the rather lovely Attic 24 , Lucy who writes it shares a studio with Tracy from Patchwork Chickens another lovely blog, anyway these two very talented ladies held an open studio today in the wonderful town of Skipton.

Their studio is above Coopers Cafe Bar which sells nice strong black coffee and a whole range of very tasty treats! So we stopped for a refuel before heading upstairs to investigate the studio.

Once we got upstairs all I can say is Wow! The whole place is a riot of colour and creativity…it was also a bit strange seeing all the wonderful projects I’ve followed Lucy’s progress on in ‘real life’ if you know what I mean! 

 

Sadly we didn’t get to chat with Tracy, but Lucy was incredibly welcoming and friendly, she chatted about her projects and her yarn and her gorgeous baby cashmerino ripple blanket…which I have to admit I wanted to grab, wrap around me and run away with! 

 

After we left the studio we decided to investigate Skipton, the weather was nice and we were in a town we didn’t know so there was no other option but to explore! 

We bought ice cream from a boat on the canal! 

 

We wandered through the market looking at stalls and in shop windows.

 

We had a delicious lunch at a brilliant little vegetarian restaurant called ‘Wild Oats Cafe’.

Then we wandered slowly back through the town, promising each other we’d be back soon to explore further.

Two trains later and we were back in Barnsley.

Em xx 

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

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Friday has always been our weekly Stitch ‘n’ Bitch day, we’ve had loads of different venues but almost always managed to get to get together for coffee and crochet! 

Today’s big difference was that Evie is now part of the group, she brought along a new craft project to work on and only put it down when she had some toast.

I’m working on a poncho for a baby, I sometimes have a craft stall at a local coffee morning and I need some new things to sell on it.

 

My Blue Poncho.


 

DKia is crocheting a pink striped blanket that we’ve christened ’50 Shades of Pink’ because she’s used at least 50 different pink yarns on it so far.

 

50 Shades of Pink.


 

Evie started embroidering a design from one of her endless computer games, she drew it freehand first, then started to fill it in with colourful stitches.

 

Evie’s Embroidery.


 

We also drank lots of the delicious coffee that they serve at Corner Cafe! 

That’s all for today, a short and sweet post, we are going to visit a fellow blogger tomorrow at her open studio! 

Em xx