Saturday, 6 February 2010

A new skill

I am generally quite bad at being shown how to do things, I like to teach myself, and have to fight out my inner demons and struggle through things.
I sort of taught myself to crochet but whenever I looked at crochet patterns my mind went blank, they might as well have been in clingon! I had seen a pattern for squares using crochet that I really liked the look of, so asked at York if anyone could teacher me to make them.

I came away with this...
Not perfect, and I want to make it bigger, but still it's crochet, and I can now follow instructions!
Thanks Melinda, you were a wonderful teacher.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The Chapel

I am not religous, but I do love churches. Quite often the church was the only people with any money and as a result they could pay the best architects, and best artists, and it shows. Aesthetically churches are thing of beauty, it's very rare I go in to one and think "this is ugly". The chapel at the Bar Convent was no exception, very unusual, but still very beautiful, and very peaceful, complete with priests hiding hole!

Monday, 1 February 2010


January it seems has flown by with only 6 posts...
Given I only seem to manage to find time to post at the weekend it seems apt that weekend is what is mentioned most in this quick Wordle

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Get thee to a Nunnery!

Title lovingly stolen from the wonderful Probably Jane with whom I have spent the weekend.
Two years ago I decided to learn to knit, not long after that I discovered The Yarn Yard, very shortly afterwards I joined Ravelry and was invited to join The Garden Shed where all of Natalie's wonderful customers hang out.
Over those 2 years I've had the pleasure of being in the company of a truly amazing group of women. They've laughed with me in the good times, consoled me through the bad times, held my hands through many of life's trials, and been in many ways my inspiration. I've met most of them in person at various events, though we have never all been in the same place at the same time.
This weekend most of us managed to go to The Bar Convent in York.
We've laughed, w've talked, we raised money for p/hop, we taught each other new skills, we inspired each other.

My life would be poorer without them, and I am so grateful and honoured to know such a wonderful group of women!


(Jane, how much will you donate for me to take this down!)