Sunday, 6 June 2010
Bank holiday sea views and a card trick or two.
Bank holiday weekend found us in Scotland visiting my Dad - The weather didn't look like this when we arrived, It was dark , damp and dismal but the gusty wind blew the clouds away and the sun came out.
We had come to support him and his friends with a fund raising afternoon ( which involved eating lots of cream teas) for the St Abbs Coastal Rowing Association. Follow their blog here.
Although the sea was a bit rough for rowing today .
Another Coastal view a bit further down the north east coast when we went to South Shields on Monday. It was anything but peaceful as a van full of policemen screamed to a halt and the policemen ran past us in hot pursuit of someone - then the police helicopter swooped down low in front of us on the cliff top.
So we retreated inland to Birkheads secret garden for a bit of peace and quiet
and a pot of tea of course. Situated only about 5 or 6 miles from the Metrocentre, these wonderful gardens are a real treat and well worth a visit.
And I have done a little bit of sewing - The "strangled" star block is now complete - although it put up a fight right to the end.
The Card Trick block was much easier to do and went together quite nicely. All this hand sewing- its is not like me at all. I am now starting on a Dresden plate block - all by hand too!
Happy Quilting xx