Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Le Weekend

So like much of the north, we suffered a hug fall of snow just in time for the weekend - and it is still here!  It shows no sign of shifting.  A couple of weeks ago, I was out spotting the first signs of spring - daffodils on the church path - but these are now well and truly covered in a deep layer of snow.



 As pretty as it looks, I think its fair to say that even the kids are getting well and truly fed up with it now.  There is a time and place for everything, and snow at Easter is not on!
Thankfully, it didn't stop me attending a Janet Clare day at Hope and Elvis studio in Welbeck.
 Along with my lovely friend Lyn from Everyday Life, we had planned to make a very special Pinny each.
 
 After  quick introductions and instructions by Janet, we all set about creating, and chatting and catching up on gossip!  Louise did explain to others that Lyn and I were good at working and talking at the same time!  I think this is an excellent skill!
 Ta da! Our finished articles! Janet is on the right in the pinny that inspired us.  Lyn in the middle in her finished article that I think she could wear out in public, and me on the left in one I made from tablecloths!

 I love the Bee's that Lyn had stitched onto hers.
 And here is some of the detail that I added to mine.
 My favourite phrase and the one my husband hates!
 And my special little patch that Janet made me - my school knickname!  I am in love with my pinny and I have added a few special items to it since I got home.
I always say that a day at Louise's is like therapy.  Ive lost my creative mojo a lot lately - running out of patience when things don't go right, but at Louise's studio it is a whole new ball game.  The social interaction is something you don't get when sewing at home, and the inspiration from other like minded souls is wonderful.  I'm now looking to see what else I can book myself onto!

22 comments:

greenthumb said...

Looks like you have had lots of snow and what a great aprons you have made.

Jill said...

Love your apron, Chicken Legs! xx
Looks like a fab days crafting & chatting.

Toffeeapple said...

What lovely, smiley faces! I like what you all did, it sounds like a lot of fun was had.

Elizabethd said...

Quite agree, going to a course seems to give you fresh impetus somehow.

Elizabethd said...

Quite agree, going to a course seems to give you fresh impetus somehow.

andamento said...

Love the snowy photos, beautiful! Though would be better in Feb than at the end of March.

Vintage Tea Time said...

That course really sounds good. Love your aprons - they're great - practical, but unusual and pretty too - and unique! Hope the white stuff goes soon! x

love those cupcakes said...

Rockin' that pinny, girl!

June said...

You have had a lot of snow, none here but very cold. What a great pinny!
June

Lyn said...

let me know if you book something Diane, I need to perfect that skill of crafting and talking at the same time!
I just loved everyone's pinny and as usual I loved the day at Hope and Elvis.
xxx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Is winter ever going to finish this year?

I love those pinnys, much more practical than the usual. well done. Have a good Easter and I hope the weather improves. t'other Diane

pastcaring said...

Everything is more fun if you can chat and laugh with your pals while you're doing it! Well, MOST things.
Errr - moving on... Love the pinny!
Love it so much more than all this bloody snow! xxxx

Rosie said...

Your first photo of the church is gorgeous and I love your 'pinnys' how talented you all are:)

Gilly said...

Love those pinnies - and a special like for the bees!

You've had more snow than we did in town, but the lanes all round are blocked. This is just not Spring as we know it!

Great photos though!

elsy said...

we risked a trip to sheffield saturday to get youngest....it was deserted! and full of snow....but sherwood forest looked magical on the way! lost your mojo? thought you were joining me in the sewing obsession?

Plain Jane said...

I've just read Lyn's account over at Everyday Life - sounds like a really fun day out. I hope it's revived your mojo! Jane x

softiesplace said...

Weel done on the pinnie--so cute! So tired of this never ending winter. I hope the tide changes soon.

Linda said...

The snowy village pictures are very pretty. Prints would make lovely Christmas cards!!
I'm envious of your creative skills with
the sewing machine. It's always good to
be part of a group - inspiring one another and having a good time together.

diane b said...

Super pinny and it is true that social interaction is motivating. Hope all the snow has gone. We still have summer when its supposed to be autumn. Maybe the world is slowing down.

Lisa said...

They are amazing! What wonderful pinnys you have made, family heirlooms in the making.
Lisa x

Young at Heart said...

oh how brilliant! How clever! How absolutely lovely they look......Happy Easter!!x

Carol said...

Great pinnies, glad you had a nice time.
The workshops at Hope and Elvis are just brilliant, Louise is so lovely.
Carol xx