Friday, 25 February 2011

Busyness ...

Well we've been up to lots of things so busy is what we have been. Good busy though, taking our time and enjoying the things we love.

I had a lovely Saturday at the Guild, the talk was very interesting and inspiring. The felting workshop was great fun too - probably about 70 of us all in a big circle, well oval, stabbing away making needle felted beads and buttons. A few cries of ouch, lots of laughter and one member saying she would stick to using her chainsaw rather than the felting needles! It was great to see everyone too having not made the January meeting and Decembers was cancelled due to the snow.

Imogen is on her half term holiday from school so I asked her if she wanted to go to the cinema on Monday morning to the £1 showing of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, she was so excited and we had a great time there, lunch at the cafe and then a visit to the library all close together. We even had time for a quick browse of the many charity shops including the Oxfam bookshop and picked up a lovely old boxset of the complete Chronicles of Narnia. Imogen was overjoyed with this.

One of many domino runs

We've built and knocked down many domino runs, and made adaptations to knocking down towers; played several games especially snakes and ladders; lunch at a cosy barn pub with open fires and a wonderful warm sunny day at the farm. We definitely picked the best day to go to the farm, so warm here on Thursday. Imogen was thrilled to hold the 4 day old piglet, and had great fun running around the farm, feeding the animals and taking photos.

 piglet love
 Middle White Pig in glorious mud

It was a glorious day at the farm and on our way home as the sun was going down I took this photo as the shadows looked lovely.

 wonderful shadows

Having fun working on posts for the Spinspiration blog, washing more wool, planning the next spinning to be done. We have a community garden event at the weekend, oh and a birthday party Friday. All good fun.


  1. Sounds as if you have had a lovely half term, and the guild meetings sound great too. Did you lead the workshop on needle felting?

  2. Hi Claire, no I didn't lead the workshop (scary thought :-)) - there is a member of the Guild who is a super felting expert and she runs them, she's a real asset to the Guild.

  3. Lovely post Dawn - full of happiness. xx

  4. Sounds like you've had a wonderful week. Aren't piglets cute? Lucky Imogen getting a cuddle.


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