Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Holidays - week 1

Well I've managed to survive the first week of the summer holidays!  We haven't done much for this week as everyone was very tired.  If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen what we've been up to but I thought I would put them up here as well.

Mostly there has been a bit of fitting in working on my travel sock when we were pottering around. You may remember I have already knit a pair of socks out of this yarn for Rosie, this pair is for Christopher at his request.

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There were a couple of days out around the weekend. On Friday I dropped the kids off with their Grandma and took off to Ilkley for the PBFA Book Fair.  I had a very pleasant couple of hours browsing and catching up with friends before I had to head back to pick the kids up.


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I picked up some old favourites at the book fair


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And then had a quick browse in a nearby charity shop. Better get reading :)

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On Sunday we went into Leeds to the Art Gallery.  The Gallery operates a picture library that Yorkshire residents can join and borrow a new art work every three months. We've been members of the scheme for the last year and have enjoyed the different styles of art we've borrowed.  While we were there we took time to enjoy the current exhibition which celebrates the centenary of Sir Terry Frost.  It was a very wet, grey day outside and some of the work was the perfect antidote.

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Outside the gallery there is a temporary installation of a piece by Sir Anthony Caro,  several galleries in Yorkshire are collaborating on a celebration of his work this summer.  I'm hoping that  I can get round to see it all.

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There has been time for a bit of stitching as well, I've been working on the 'Take a Lovely Sampler' smalls by Lauren Sauer of Forget Me Nots in Stitches.  I took this class back in 2006 so time to get it finished!  I'm currently stitching the pincushion, this picture was taken just before I realised the centre motif was off by one stitch and it had to be frogged :/

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3 comments:

Margaret said...

I enjoy seeing what you are up to on Instagram. Looks like you've kept busy. Love the Lauren Sauer piece -- bummer that you had to frog. :( Christopher's socks look great too. Hope the summer holidays continue to be good.

Carol said...

Sounds like a lovely summer so far, Karoline with knitting, stitching, reading, and new sights to see :) Hope your weather is good for the rest of the summer holidays!

Brigitte said...

What a busy first week of your holidays. Going to a book fair would also have been my plans as I love book fairs a lot.