We had a quick lunch and headed for Windermere - not our preferred area of the Lakes, but not many daylight hours left. Managed to park - always a challenge and very expensive in that area! - and headed up to a view point to the east of the lake. More an up-hill stroll than a serious walk - but some pretty views:
and then back to Kendal.
Then a short stroll back down to the lake side. Found a little bridge for 'Pooh sticks':
Then a bit further for 'stone skimming':
---o0o---I took a craft basket with me on holiday. My compact camera - in case husband laid claim to his better one. Some knitting and two notebooks - more about those in a later post. Whilst there, I bought a 'Quilting Arts' magazine - can't get it here sadly, and two craft -related books. Didn't find time for knitting, but spent a little while jotting in one of the notebooks. Not sure whether it was the many breeds of sheep we encountered, a wonderful wool shop I plunged into, or just the realisation that my vast stash of yarn needn't be used for knitting and crochet alone, but I have embarked on two related, but different, new lines of embroidery.
The first is based on 'shaped motifs' stitched in wool on a woolen fabric background, and then lightly felted. Directions sometimes depart from initial thoughts, but, at present, these are likely to be in vibrant, multi coloured yarns. This turtle is the first example:
The second is based on embroidery using wool on a hand-made woolen background. This first is on a knitted background, felted and basted to a wool fabric. Other backgrounds with which I am experimenting include: couched, fused and then felted and woven - possibly then lightly felted. This is the first item of this type which I have listed:
I hope you like them - many more to come!