Monday, 15 August 2011
Must post more often !!!!
Since my last post we have done so much , 2 weekends, one very wet and one a bit drier. The very wet weekend was spent visiting my DD up in the borders. In order to get out of the rain we visited the Chain Bridge Honey farm just out side Berwick upon Tweed. The Union Chain Bridge was the first major bridge of its kind to be designed for vehicles and is the oldest surviving iron suspension bridge in Europe.It is right next door to the Chain Bridge Honey Farm. Well worth a visit to find out all about Honey and beeswax products, to sample and to buy. But best to get out of the rain was their wonderful Cafe in this old double decker bus.We sat on the top deck to have our food, lovely homemade soup and sandwiches. Just what you need to keep warm in August!!
But another special find on the site was Living by Liz. A kitchenalia, vintage and retro shop belonging to Liz.
She has lots of lovely finds on sale - You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out her opening hours. Well worth a visit.I bought a vintage Bero recipe book. I had a 1980's Bero book which I used all the time but it is no more so I replaced it with a 1960's version. This inspired Jenny to create our own vintage corner showing of some new purchases and some of granny's things I had hidden away.Isn't that embroidery on the table cloth lovely.
This weekend we were in Newcastle at the festival to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Newcastle Gateshead Millennium bridge.
which started with a torch light procession along the Tyne Bridge Then proceeded down river with a fire work display from a barge on the river all in time to local music, everything from the Northumbrian pipes to Sting.And at last I have found time to tame those foundation pieced squares. Twelve squares was my limit - I couldn't face one more - but I have decided to make them into a table runner. Now I will have to decide how to quilt them - any suggestions?
Happy Quilting xx