Sunday 20 February 2011

All finished :)

Well the trebled square blanket is finished.  It took me four weeks to do which is pretty good going I think.  I set myself targets, so many squares a week and managed to get it done a week before I thought I would.  I enjoyed making it because of the lovely bright colours, I have to say I didn't enjoy stitching it up though and I don't think that I would attempt it again with such small squares.

Sunday 13 February 2011

Lancashire, Bury Market and the Pendle witches

We went on a National Holiday trip, last weekend.  Saturday was an awful rainy day and we almost ran into the shopping centre.  One of the first shops I saw was a wool one and yes I did buy some wool and buttons, the best was yet to come in the form of Bury market however, what a great place! there was all sorts you could wander round for ages.  I found wool there too and bought yet even more at a great price, lucky people who live near having a great stock of cheap wool on their door step. We stopped at Botany Bay an old mill converted into a shopping centre, a paradise for shoppers I would think.
The hotel was situated in Bolton, Ramada a nice clean hotel with good food, usually the hotels for these trips serve awful food but no complaints here, the alcohol was expensive though.
Next day a guided tour through the Ribble valley over the Pendle hills and another shopping trip in Oswaldwistle Mills.  I could really have done without that but shoppers who love to shop would have loved it.
All in all I enjoyed the trip and the company and I would love to visit that market again.