Tuesday 25 April 2017

New to Me - Lakes and Challenges

It is the 25th of the month, so time to look to see if I have tried anything New to Me this month and to invite you to celebrate the highs and lows of trying something for the first time too.

My New to Me's are pretty thin on the ground this month, although I did manage to complete all three of my challenges for Jen's 100 Day Challenge. That was definitely a New to Me experience :)

Not only did I work out the problem but also managed to correct it when the neckline of my newly serged t-shirt for the gorgeous grandson went all wavy!

Differential feed settings on the overlocker were definitely New to Me :)

I also found a New to Me supplier of great organic cotton knits for more outfits for said gorgeous grandson - Jelly Fabrics

It would take more willpower than I have to resist fabrics like these wonderful whales :)

My final New to Me, was a new destination.

We travelled to the Lake District in the NW of England to meet up with that gorgeous grandson, his parents and our youngest son and his girlfriend for a few days over Easter. We were surrounded by green fields criss-crossed with miles of drystone walls.

Lots of sheep and lambs to get the boy all excited :)

Moss covered walls had me itching to replicate them in embroidery, so lots of photographs were taken in the hope that I might actually get around to it someday :)

Of course, we could hardly visit the Lake District without visiting a lake, now could we? This is the view from the harbour at Bowness on Windermere, on the shores of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.

We took a steamer from Bowness on Windermere to Ambleside at the top of the lake, another New to Me!

So, that's all my New to Me's now it is over to you. Link up and celebrate the trials and tribulations of trying something new and, of course, encourage and support your fellow bloggers who have moved out of their comfort zones this month too. As ever the link party will remain open until 23.59 GMT on April 30th, so if you are thinking of trying something new this month but haven't yet here is the nudge that you need. Grab the link party button and take the plunge! Check out the linkers and give them some blogger support for their endeavours too.


  1. Good to see you were able to sort out the neckline and what great fabrics for your grandson you have found. The Lake District is a glorious place to visit and looks like you missed the rain that happens so often there.

  2. Your grandson is adorable and the lambs are very sweet. It must have been a lovely holiday :)

  3. You're right...the grandson is gorgeous! It looks like it was a perfect holiday.

  4. Holidaying with family in such a gorgeous location - what could be better?

  5. Lots of eye candy, but the star of the show is - not surprisingly - your grandson :D I want to scoop him up and take him out to see those sheep!

  6. Is that swallows and amazons country? Hello gorgeous boy!!!!

  7. I love the little T shirt and the new knit fabrics are gorgeous but​ not as gorgeous as that adorable grandson of yours! xx

  8. Hello Fiona, Your little one is sweet as can be. Are you noticing that each time you visit him he is even sweeter ? Life is the best with grandchildren. Nothing to worry about... just loving. Beautiful scenery. Enjoy the day. Janita


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