On Saturday, we were treated to a most glorious day for our walk with the walking group. We were to meet at The Visitor Centre at Derwent Dam - just on the edge of the Peak District. I knew that this was going to be a very different walk to the ones we usually do as I try to avoid big hills at all cost!!!
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Like most towns and city's around the UK, in Sheffield we are telling local tales from World War 1 with it being the 100th Anniversary this year. Weston Park Museum has dedicated a room to exhibiting artifacts and stories about how the war affected the city and local people. One of my favourite stories (and one I didn't know) is the one about Lizzie Ward. As we all know, most horses were rounded up and sent to France for the war effort, leaving a huge shortage of working horses back here in the UK. Likewise, a local travelling circus found their business curtailed because of the war with most of it's young men sent away and restrictions on travelling around the country, and so Thomas Ward approached Sedgwicks Menagerie and managed to secure the services of a magnificent but docile Elephant to help pull his waggon's for him. And so Lizzie Ward became a regular sight on the streets on Sheffield.
Friday, 28 February 2014
After my recent attempt at a small quilt, I discovered that I had a fair few patches left, and then my good friend Clare at Selfsewn (quilt maker extraordinaire) sent me a fabulous packet of beautiful fabrics too, so I decided to make a bigger quilt.
It contains new fabric, vintage fabric, and some from old garments with plenty of memories attached. I found some wadding at Dunelm Mills that already had some backing attached to it which made life easier! I don't think I'd tackle anything this big again, and I can see what I did wrong along the way, so hopefully won't make the same mistakes again.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
On Sunday, we joined the walking group on their Doncaster walk. We met at Kirk Sandall and started our walk by the old church. The church is really pretty, but has ended up almost in the middle of an industrial estate which is a shame.
Mouseman of Kilburn"
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Yes, you guessed it Rosie, after Wirksworth we headed down into Cromford, and a swift walk around Cromford Mill.