Monday, 2 January 2012

2nd January

Hello again, the picture above shows some of the rather lovely gifts sent to me as part of the Advent Swap by Rachael at , please do have a look at her website and look at the wonderful things she is making. Thank you very much Rachel, I hope that you liked the things that I sent you.  Oh yes there was chocolate in the parcel but it didnt last long enough to be photographed !
Today was a glorious start to the year with blue skies and the sun was shining, we headed out just before lunch to blow the Christmas cobwebs away and have a walk. We went to Beamish Museum where they were still decorated for christmas. How I would love to live in these houses, I could just spend all day tucked up beside the fire in the rocking chair.
I just love how these rugs are made from fabric scraps, I have all of the original tools to make these that belonged to my Great Grandmother and hope that one day I will be able to find the time to make on of my very own.
Perhaps it was a good thing that the fire was not lit or I might have pulled up a chair, it was very cold.
There were checstnuts in the bowl on the table.
The parlour was all set out in its very finest.

I am enjoying getting back to blogging and hope that I can keep it up. I have some crochet projects to show you when I post next.


melanie said...

I love Beamish! It looks like there are some new rooms there since the last time we visited, I do not remember seeing the room in the 2nd off last photo shown, we must visit again soon :) I am pleased you had such a lovely day :) xxx

Little House By The Sea said...

I love to go to beamish too, I could honestly live there. The last three photos are all from the same house in the main town. We should have a day out there.

blueberry hill said...

Hello! We haven't been to Beamish in years, keep talking about going back though. Nice to see pics. Anne