As I have been away again from last Thursday until late Sunday evening my paper crafting desk is the same as last week.
However I have been attempting to set up a sewing corner in one of the spare bedrooms.I am attempting to organise it so that I can easily turn it back to bedroom for when my grandchildren stay.
So here we go
I am also going to decorate fronts of the boxes you can see to right of shelf - you can also see folding chair to the right. I still have a lot to organise etc but have used the space to sew and it works well.
And finally for this section - rather late but I hope they will still be acceptable 3 quilts for the Lilybo appaeal. The first one was made by the mum of a friend of mine - she was 90 when she made it ( she sadly died in January)
The next one was made by her niece.
The above are gorgeous - the next effort is mine - I'm not very happy with it and would do it so differently. I hope though it will comfort someone. I would not make such big panels again.
Below the bag for mine - almost done. I'm ashamed at how long mine as taken - the other two were finished ages ago - hope I'm not too late with them.
Last Thursday we set off for Yorkshire to visit our eldest son and help with childcare and also attempt to see one of the two stages of the Tour De France which started in Yorkshire.
On Friday we took our grandsons to school and watched the whole school put on their own' tour' and then looked at a display of work connected to 'the tour' .
On Saturday our D.I.L. was working and son went off to Pool in Wharfedale to watch the cyclists come through there. We took Sam to band practice and later took both boys for luxury hot chocolate as a treat for excellent School Reports. That evening we all enjoyed a super BBQ together.
DS with his new toy - a BBQ!
On Sunday D.I.L. back at work (she is a nurse) and DS set off early as he was one of the volunteer helpers for day 2. DH and I had decided where we would go with our GS's to watch but DS rang and said he was on route not far from home- there was parking , toilets and still a lot of space so off we went and set up camp. DS was able to be with us a lot of the tie and he was especially pleased that he was with our grandsons when the Pelaton went through. It was all so exciting. The boys were really good despite a wait of nearly four hours - we managed though to keep them occupied. As the crowd built up so did the anticipation. The lads enjoyed all the police , support vehicles and floats etc and managed to collect one or two freebies. They were very spoiled with sweets and ice cream.
Before we knew the cyclists swept through and were gone in a flash on our stretch of the route ( Honley - if you know it) they then went on to Holmfirth and the the climb up Holme Moss. It was an amazing spectacle.
Sadly my photos don't do it justice.
My little offering
I took the above photo at Holmfirth High School where Sam does Band Practice. They have a sweet little garden area and had set up the above scene - a tribute to Le Tour and Last of the Summer Wine
Above 2 my son and his sons.
Above next Harry and Sam all set up and ready and waiting.
Grandpa looking after base camp :-)
HERE THEY COME
FLYING PAST IN A BLUR!!!
AND THEY'RE GONE!!!!
Hope you enjoyed this little taste of my experience - I think I will do another post later with some other bits and pieces from my weekend. Back soon x