Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England


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More Memory Please

Here I am.  Mr Uphilldowndale has set my computer free from its festering mire of  data, and uncovered the truth, that my new Samsung phone really doesn’t like ‘sharing best pictures’  with Lightroom, it was nothing personal.  To get things moving again I’ve even had more memory installed, sigh, I wish that was personal. Especially if it was short term memory, it’s something I’m always a bit short on.

I’ve had a lovely time this weekend, I took myself off to a  mixed media workshop, by the fabulous Mrs Bertimus. Look at her lovely work.

Mrs B 11

So much to aspire to,  so much fun to be had,

Mrs B 1

so much care and preparation given to  the making of our day, we couldn’t have asked for more.

We were at the studios of Hope and Elvis,

Mrs B 9

I not the sort of girl, that would fancy a ‘spa day’ but the kind of hospitality  received at Hope and Elvis, is the creative equivalent to a spa day, a warm welcome all the materials you could ever need delicious food and very importantly as much tea as you can drink. I can’t believe I’ve got this far through the post and not mentioned the cakes

Mrs B cake_

The eating of cakes was a serious matter, there were even written instructions. You can’t argue with that.

Mrs B 8

I’m off to my girl shed to have some fun

Mrs B 5


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Bright Woollen Things

A visit to the haberdashery shop was in order this morning. The only problem being, apart from the  miserable driving sleet and rain, that my vision for craft projects always manages to exceed  both my skills level and available time. But buying such stuff is always fun.

I found myself drawn to some exquisitely soft  merino yarn, especially the moss green shade.

wool

‘I don’t know why I’m looking at this’ I said to the assistant, ‘I can’t even knit’.

‘Oh you don’t knit with it!’ she exclaimed ‘You just put it in a basket, and stroke it occasionally, its all you need to do’.

I’ve obviously been missing a trick.