Sunday, 11 September 2011

Howick, Dunstanburgh and Harrogate

It's been a while, but I've been busy - and not busy doing sewing!

Just over a week ago, my Mum and Aunty Catherine came to visit. On the Friday we visited Howick - a garden and Arboretum in rural Northumberland. I'm not really into flowers and trees, but here are some photos of things that caught my eye. Although it is only the beginning of September (it was 2nd September when we visited) the garden's felt very autumnal. The yellow rose above had the most gorgeous scent.

We went on from Howick to Craster. The harbour at Craster is beautiful, but our visit was about walking to the beautiful ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, perched on the edge of the sea.

The Saturday was our trip to the quilt show at Harrogate! I had really been looking forard to it: I got loads of fabric for a number of quilt projects that are in the pipeline, including meters and meters of batik fabric for a quilt for my sister-in-law Steph and for my Farmer's Wife quilt - I finally found the missing yellows. I also got the new book from Jennie Rayment, and the new book from Florrie and Betty - Shopping Days. An absolutely wonderful day!

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