Monday, 27 July 2009

Peg bag.


I couldn't resist taking a photo as I passed by the waterfall in our village today. We've had a fair old amount of rain recently creating this wonderful roaring, splashing, foaming, scene. The picture above is how it usually looks, like something on the front of a chocolate box.
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I have to cross the bridge over it on my way to the post office. Its strange but I felt a little self conscious stopping and taking a photo. I don't know why really as there are always tourists taking pictures. Maybe that's it, maybe as a 'local' I'm not suppose to notice it, notice its wild beauty. But I do.
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Well one thing is for sure. I won't be needing my peg bag today. Far too wet here. Actually this isn't my peg bag. This is one I've made for my best friend. She requested an old fashioned, traditional one. Thinking about it, she didn't request one at all. She just dropped a rather large hint that she couldn't find one anywhere. Hint HINT! Love her to bits.

I bought the fabric months ago, while we were having a day out together at Embsay Craft Mill, near Skipton. I always think of my best friend when I think of Embsay. She introduced me to the joy of Embsay! Part of the building is devoted to paper crafts, another to quilting fabrics, another to beads and cross stitch kits and then a corner to knitting wool, and then slap bang in the middle is a cafe with sofas and newspapers where you can leave your husband. Very civilised!
I'll leave you with a picture of some bits from my scrap bag. I've been ferreting away all the little bits of embroidered linen that are left over from my bunnies. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I just couldn't bare to throw them away.

I'll show you what I've done with them soon, but I promised to show a very nice lady called Jane what I've made first though. Just waiting for a little delivery first. (Gosh! I've made it sound far more intriguing than it really is.)
Thank you for all the 'birthday cake' love.

Fi x

19 comments:

Rubyred said...

The waterfall is beautiful! Love the Birthday cake on your last post, i thought it was real at first!
Rachel x

Shabby Chick said...

That's a lovely waterfall, how great to have one in your village! The peg bag is so pretty, funny how the fabrics we buy for no particular reason suddenly are perfect for a project!

Mel xxx

Fruitful Fusion said...

I'm so glad you stopped and took a picture of the aterfall and then uploaded it and shared it with us. Thanks! It's so beautiful!

Lululiz said...

What a difference a few days of rain make!

The peg bag is lovely, such a pretty fabric.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have seen that waterfall in all its moods Fiona and it never fails to thrill.
Love the peg bag - are you making them for sale? If so I will order one!
Were round your neck of the woods on Sunday when we walked the Ribblehead viaduct in the pouring rain - would have called but were soaking wet.

Diane said...

I always love when you take us out for a tour. I'll have to visit the craft mill in Skipton - I have not been to Skipton for ages.

devonaz said...

Hello,
I just found your blog,,and I love the Picture of your village...thank you for sharing it with us..also do you sell your cupcakes those are adorable...
Devon

beadywitch said...

Just had to stop by and say thankyou for ur inspiration with ur cupcakes. I finally had a go and made one yesterday and i am tickled pink, it was so enjoyable.
Great photo of ur water, love it.
And if i ever make it to england i think i should like to visit that Craft Mill, the spot for the men sound Perfect, lol.

Felicity said...

i love the peg bag, you need to fill it with those lovely wooden pegs, fliss xx

Carol said...

I do love the waterfall, wish I lived in a village sometimes. Lovely pag bag, mine has been very busy this summer..as soon as I finish hanging the washing out...down comes the rain again, we are in and out more times than I care to count...I have given up now and just hang it indoors!
Looking forward to seeing your creation.
Cx
ps...I have not finished the baby bunnies pram toy yet! they are so beautiful and I am so slow!

beadywitch said...

Hi Fiona,
Thanks for ur inspiration......
And i didnt do it easy,lol, I spent a whole afternoon to make my 1 lonely cake...........I think i shall be "trying" to make a couple more this weekend, and i am thinking sweet little gifts....the mind has been working overtime,lol.
Wouldnt plum puddings for xmas look great.........lol.
Tracey xox

lynnie said...

hello i too thought the cake was real ...luverly ...have a bit of a blog block at the moment but still check on my faves ..luv lynnie

lynnie said...

hello i too thoght the cake was real...luverly... i have a bit of a bloggers block at the moment but i still visit my faves ...luv lynnie

silverpebble said...

What a beauty spot that waterfall is. That's a very sweet peg bag too.

I still can't get over that stitched cake in your previous post!

Julia said...

I love your photos and think its wonderful that you still stop to see the treasures on your own doorstep - and thankyou for sharing, it looks so very pretty...as does your peg bag - do you know of a pattern for one? My own is dropping to bits and I sure could do with making a new one!

Love Julia x

Curlew Country said...

Now I need a peg bag like that (and some sunshine to go with it I think)!

And I should take all the photos I liked if I lived in such a lovely spot. Know what you mean though, I feel odd taking local photos too but its good to appreciate and celebrate your own backyard I think.

Have a lovely weekend.
Stephx

BT said...

It's far too long since my last visit so I'm having a catch up. What a glorious photo of the waterfall, and I don't blame you at all for taking the photos.

I'm dying to see what you have made out of those gorgeous little scraps of fabric. I can never throw any fabric away or even one button. I have trouble throwing away chocolate and sweet wrappers!!

It's a lovely peg bag, such bright, joyful fabric too. I dropped similar hints to my daughter in law who then made one for me!

Sara said...

Thank you for noticing the local beauty and taking photos so those of us in other locales can enjoy it too!

I'm intrigued about those embroidered scraps...

Sarahs Home said...

I love the photograph and knew exactly where it was as soon as I saw it. I spent most of my childhood staying with family friends in the village. It is somewhere I intend on taking my children during the holidays. My sister doesnt live all that far from you .
Do you sell your craft things?
By the way I have just found your blog from Attic 24 and will be back.

Sarah x