Thursday, 4 June 2009

My Sunday

Sunshine! Sunshine! Sunshine!Hello, look we have the tops of the hills back! Hooray!
Today I have some little snippets of my Sunday to share with you. I often forget what pictures I have in my camera until I upload them.
This is Richmond in North Yorkshire. It's about a 45 minute drive away from us. We were here to visit about 20 open gardens and what a glorious afternoon we had. The weather couldn't have been better, hot and sunny all day. We love open gardens and visit as many locally as we possibly can.

I love the colour this summer house is painted. Such a gentle restful green. I must say out of the 20 gardens we saw I think this one was the best, consequently I didn't take any photos in the other gardens.
On the way home we drove through Reeth in Swaledale so that I could drop off some goodies at the Fatsheep shop.Not much, a few cupcakes and
five hand embroidered linen rabbits, but Judy and David were so pleased to get them I was glad we went. I apologised profusely for not bringing them anything for months, but they assured me there was no pressure and that they were just happy to have anything I could make. Isn't that a lovely way to work. Our route home took us over the tops of the fells at Askrigg. This view is looking West down Swaledale. We had to stop the car to let some other traffic pass as the road if you can call it that, it's only a single track. I find this route a bit hairy at the best of times, it's the spectacular views that seduce me.

Look we're on top of the world! (that's how it feels anyway) This is where we got stuck in snow earlier on this year. Very frightening, there is no mobile phone reception here and I thought we were going to have to wait until our teenagers missed us (probably teatime) and call out the Swaledale Mountain Rescue! How embarrassing would that have been! Luckily for us another motorist came along behind us and helped us push the car backwards in the snow and ice until we could both turn around and head back the way we came. Can you imagine this scene covered in 10 inches of snow?

Now we have Wensleydale rising up infront of us.

Sunday traffic! It's hellish here!!!! Teehee!

Oops! Spoke too soon! Slow moving traffic!
What a lovely day.
I'll leave you with a sneaky peek of something scrummy I was given to play with this afternoon. I'll fill you in next time : )
I'm off to try and catch up with all your weekends now. love Fi x


lynnie said...

oh fi! why do you do this to me? don't ever stop these wonderful trips down little lanes and valleys..they bring back such good memories for me a .... real treat ..and i thank you take orders for your embroidered rabbits..if you do i would love one to come and live here with us in oz???luv and hugs lynnie

willywagtail said...

Ooo! I would love to eat all the icing on the cupcakes. Beautiful pictures.

Simone said...

Your Sunday look like an idyllic sort of day! How lovely that the people in the shop were so happy to receive the things you made. The linen bunnies are very special in particular.

Lululiz said...

Oh you horrid tease! Those look like very very lovely yarns, go on, please reveal some more, NOW!
Love your cupcakes and bunnies.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

lovely post, thank you for sharing...

x Alex

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hi Fiona - love those bunnies in a row - hope they are not sold separately they look such a cosy family.
Is it freezing cold up there today - it certainly is down here at the bottom of the Dale.

Diane said...

Loving your bunnies and cupcakes, and your countryside. We usually get up to North Yorkshire a few weekends during summer to camp, but the teenagers are preferring to stay at home with their friends at the moment so I dont know if we will get this year. You'll have to keep posting me pictures.xx

Melanie said...

I love Swaledale, it is a beautfil place. xxx

Felicity said...

i love those cupcakes and cute little rabbits, cant wait to have a closer peek at the wool!!
felicity xx

Eli said...

Hi Fi, I love visiting gardens also and adore the green summer house. I'd love to visit some time. Can you let me know which garden it was as I've more or less exhausted the supply of gardens in Cumbria so think I need to move on to another county. Thanks, Eli