Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas to everyone

May the spirit of Christmas work its magic on everyone. may those with much think of the needy and those whose lives are full think of the lonely.


The view from my window this winter!

November 2010, Trying to catch a rainbow! The ‘sunset’ is my flash. 

Later on in the month we had a misty day!

I caught the first snow! 

After it stopped, when it was pretty, our road is kept clear because we have a fire station at the top!

The sheep are wintering here now, this was taken on the Winter Solstice 2010

This is today 22/12/10 we had more snow overnight

Knitting and Stitching Harrogate 2010

I went to this event on the Thursday this year and it really wasn’t enough! I ran out of day before I was able to look at the exhibitions and the ‘names’ who have stands in this area.
I went a bit mad on wool felt, wool tops to felt and wool yarn again to felt! A large T***o bag full!
Here are some of the masterpieces I took pics of:-

This room setting is entirely knitted!

 Not lifesized!

 This was part of someone’s body of work and I was quite impressed! but sadly I was on my way out and I don’t know whose’ it is!

 This company are Australian and the kits they had were really colourful.

How quickly cygnets grow!

Back in May I was out and about and I stopped at a rather good shop in Whittington called Castle Court Quilter Рvery apt they have a great array of quilting/patchwork fabrics plus excellent workshops, an enormous workspace with huge quilting machines and they are opposite the castle which is very picturesque. I spied these scrummy babies with their proud mum and dad who had their scruffy nests on the grass verge by the pavement. Six in total.

I guess this is mum doing the babysitting while dad is taking a nap.

I revisited them later in the year in August and was amazed at the speed in which they grow, still grey though.

This is the family about a month ago, they are as big as mum and dad and they are turning white. isn’t nature wonderful?


Strictly Results

Tara and Artem have won this year and although I voted for Matt, Tara was the best in the end. I have noticed that Artem bears a resemblance to my son, its the Slavic features from his birthright.

Don’t you think Pamela was brilliant?  Matt was great but I knew when he did his free style that he let himself down. Not a patch on the others.

I love my dentist and Strictly!

I braved the snow yesterday morning and went to my appointment with my dentist, I went into a skid!!!!!Lucky I have ABS or whatever its called! Feels like you are driving over railtracks but I stopped, Easily done, I was on a minor road that doesnt have much traffic and cos it was reasonably early the snow had just compacted, anyway over a tiny bridge down the slope and I braked to turn right!!! Disaster loomed but I stopped in time. I really thought I was going to loose more than a tooth! I only needed a filling and so I am a happy bunny again.

On another subject who are you rooting for in strictly?  I really want Matt to win, but Kara is so good she will I guess, yet again what about my namesake! Pamela is a wonder and such an ambassador for all Pamelas (spook-illy we are all of a certain age! It must have been a popular name then!) Any ones really.

We have had more snow and here in my village its a bit sad because we have a Victorian  Christmas Fair this afternoon in the high street which is called Church Street, if you blink you have passed the whole place in an instance! They have invited us to dress up and the winner will get a prize! I have a long brown skirt and I was going to try to look the part but its not warm enough and its quite dangerous underfoot. I will be going so I’ll take my camera and get some pics to post – I havent put any on recently cos I’ve been using my laptop and the pics are in the computer.