Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Busy Few Days--- forgot to publish this!!!

6th June 2015

I was away from Wednesday to Friday with my friend Joanne in the lakes near Troutbeck....

....view from the caravan...


...we were creative making books and bunting...


.....this is called a flag book, I decided to make a slight amendment but this has prevented the inside from folding correctly!! We learn by our mistakes, also the cover needs to be slightly larger and I matched the cord to the inside cover!!! Probably because we were both very busy talking!!


This is the envelope book, next time I would make the tying threads longer and add beads....


....I think this a great book design!


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On Thursday we went to Carlisle, visited the Cathedral and Tullie Museum....


....loved all the detail on the roof...



.....amazing windows....




....the altar was  beautifully carved....



....these were paintings of the wooden painted panels.....





....the ceiling was magnificent....


...the organ which was being tuned during our visit....


.....another altar with gold detail....


....it was difficult to take photos as there were spotlights in the church and sunshine streaming through the windows.

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The wall on this house was a mixture of large stones and bricks, such character!


Outside the Cathedral....




....these two arches are from the Chapter House, I couldn't get a photo without the white car and bin!!


Saw this while walking back to the  car park, an old tree stump looking like bone!


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Today I received my 'round robin' postcard, isn't it great?


When we were at Oxford Summer School last year the group and Anne Griffiths (brilliant tutor) decided to make the background for a postcard, beach theme, and then it would be added to and sent on until all the group had added something. It was fun to do and all the cards were different, a lovely reminder of a brilliant week!

Been very busy baking for our Fun Day at the park tomorrow, just hope the weather is kind to us as it has been very windy and quite cool today!