We have had a lovely day, combining all the things that are special to me. On Friday evening we went to help set up a quilting exhibition for Pieceful Day quilters , a group I attend the first Thursday of the month. Saturday saw us cycling over to Egglescliffe Parish Hall , about 8 miles from home, to help put the finishing touches to things. I will share some photos but hope this post isn’t too photo filled for you, dear reader- especially those who have no real interest in quilting.
These are quilts made for one of the local hospices and also numerous items made to sell for charity. Here are some of the quilts that I like. First is my own Wheels quilt which was lovely to see hanging.
Then I was really attracted to this Baltimore style quilt, which I would never attempt, as there is just so much hand work in it.
Then , this odd shaped quilt was made from recycled shirts but it is for the cabin of a yacht , that D spends the summer sailing in and it fits into the shape of the cabin. Sorry its a little blurred.
There were numerous other smaller and larger quilts too.
After this we cycled through across ” the hilly way” to Darlington through Middleton St George and on to Lingfield Point where the “Festival of Thrift ” was on. There isn’t really any secure parking but the lads from Bike Stop looked after them for us.
This is an organisation that recycles bicycles and a young boy was delighted that his mother bought him a reconditioned mountain bike for £50 as she had seen one almost the same in a big box store for 4 times the price.
The ladies were sitting in repurposed wheel barrows to have a cooling foot treatment.
People are very ingenious when it comes to recycling and repurposing items but I have to say that some of the lovely things on sale were way out of what I would be prepared to pay. Having said that , I do understand the amount of time and effort that goes in to making things , so prices are fair.
We sat and had cheese toasties made on our camp stove – that’s frugal for you. Then we set off and rode a different way back as we needed to help dismantle the exhibition.
A lovely day out.