Spring Snow

25 Mar

I know I said February flew by, well so has March, it seems to be a re-occurring theme for 2013 so far. It has been lovely as I’ve spent time with family & old friends, however, I am now looking forward to next Sunday (the first of the year where we have nothing planned – I can’t wait)!

I can’t believe my last blog was over a month ago, eek, sorry for the time lapse. So the past few weeks have been spent celebrating various events. Firstly my Mum’s birthday, (the weekend after Mother’s day), so a bumper occasion. My sister & I went up to the Lake district to visit the parents for the weekend! We popped along with our Mum to a little vintage fair in Kirkby Lonsdale followed by tea & a bun. We had a great dinner out at a local restaurant, The Plough (I had a delicious Fish Pie, followed by thunder & lightning ice cream – mmm). The cardigan I’ve been knitting for my Mum’s birthday went down very well – the pattern is called Sedum, a chunky cardigan knitted mainly in moss stitch (I have made notes about the pattern on Ravelry) the sleeves aren’t actually different lengths, even thought the photo might suggest they are 😛

Sedum knitting pattern


Border terriers
On Sunday we walked the families mad dogs, Tilly & Maisie (mother & daughter border terriers). We took them to Arnside where they could have a wild run about on the sand of Morecombe Bay before we went to our Parents favourite cafe, the Posh Sardine (a clever anagram of Arnside shop) where they sell a wonderful collection of antiques and gifts. They also have great cakes & will soon be having a collection of vintage clothing – a great little independent cafe & shop that you wouldn’t find on your average high street.
Posh Sardine

Then this weekend I was away on my lovely friend’s Hen Do (yes another one), this one was also at Center Parcs, however, this one was quite different with a very snowy back drop to the whole weekend!

Spring Snow
Stunning image - ice stream

A wonderful combination of catching up with old friends, amazing wintery weather, walking in the snow, a relaxing spa, nostalgic films + nail painting, loads of food, feeding ducks & fun times – made for a great weekend . Can’t wait for the Wedding – hopefully with some appropriate Spring weather.

girly weekend

After the success of pottery painting last time, I suggested we gave it a go & it went down very well. It also gave me a chance to paint a mug to match my coasters (made on the last Hen do). The background is a little patchy in places, but I’m quite happy with it overall.

pottery painting

Now for catching up with some abandoned knitting projects & finishing a few special projects.


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