My wool supplies were running down so on Sunday afternoon I decided a trip across the Pennines to Wentworth was in order.
It was a lovely day just right for a spur of the moment jaunt.
I persuaded Margaret to join me and she brought her friend Forbes who was extremely bossy when I went too fast, but told us when to turn right and left so we didn't get lost.
(As Margaret will testify, I have no sense of direction and couldn't find my way out of a paper bag)
We arrived with only one 'ambiguous direction' moment, at Wingham Wool Works, the home of all things fleecy and fibrous..
(Click on the pictures to have a nosey at the goods.)
Behind this green door, (Wentworth Green of Course) lies an Aladdins cave of wool, yarn, silk, and everything one's heart could desire.
I loved these old wool hampers piled up at the back.
I spent a lot of money!
This morning, another sunny warm Spring day, I heard a parcel arrive on the doormat.
When I opened it I found this, pink tissue, patterned sellotape and a lovely typewritten message
with a pretty little sticker on the bottom , unmistakeably Viv of Hens Teeth.
Look what was inside!
It just whispers 'Vintage' to you..it has a beautiful soft, not exactly worn, or faded, but just old -fashioned nostalgic style.
Its absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you so much Viv.
The sun doesn't travel round to the back of the house until the afternoon so I was quite surprised when I went out into the garden to see these bright cheerful and robust Anemone Blanda thrusting themselves up into the sunshine for all they were worth.
I'd forgotten we had them.
But with the warmer weather comes other less welcome garden activity. The sun lights up the tell tale trails.
The winter ceasefire stops here.
The mollusc war begins anew.
There was someone else taking advantage of the spring sunshine from inside the house.
Oblivious to my macro lens.