Friday, 19 July 2013

Lovely days

The exhibition is UP!
What better excuse than having to be in Keswick at 9.30 am is there to have  an overnight stay with a friend and fellow group member? Here we are having our breakfast tea and coffee in the scorching sunshine outside The Lodge in the Vale , Thirlmere. A lovely place to stay.


 Lovely views across,


 in either direction

 We'd had a great day getting up there with a lunch at 'Lakeland' in Windermere and a stroll by the lake and a walk round town. That night we ate at The Kings Head nearby, went see 'An Inspector Calls' at the theatre by the Lake, and came out at 10.30 in the evening to the most incredible sunset.
Next morning we met the rest of the group at The Theatre by the Lake and the exhibition was put up by their fantastic technician.
This is my bit,

 these are prints by Gill Yates with minimal stitching.


 These are felts based on her garden by Margaret Kay,

A variety of techniques by Brenda Burkitt 
 Screen prints with layers of fabric and stitch by Elizabeth Rayton, so beautiful.




 Lovely silk painted embroidered pieces by Mary Holden.


 Mine again.





 Mary's


 One of our members with her husband picnicking under the trees.
 Just a short step down the road is the Lake Edge.

 It was such a lovey day. People were milling about and the launch was full.
 I found myself fascinated by the shadows of the eaves in patches of sunlight on the ground.
 It made me wonder why I hadn't looked at this before.
 Then I remembered. 
Its been years since we had sun to create the shadows.


We walked to Friars Crag, 

 More pictures followed..cropped greatly to hide large middle.




 More shadows, more meals out and a slow slow winding journey home.


Today has been my birthday . We went to a funeral. Sad but necessary.

19 comments:

Rachel said...

A fine exhibition. I hope it's a great success!

chocolatefrog said...

The exhibition looks wonderful, and Keswick not too bad either! Sure to be lots of appreciative visitors, especially in this weather.

Penny said...

I hope you had a nice birthday despite the funeral. The exhibition looks wonderful and the area so lovely.

Miriam Weaver said...

Not a nice thing to attend on your birthday or any time really! Your exhibition looks wonderful, your work especially and what a lovely location. We went to Lakeland when we were on holiday in Cumbria a few years ago. Dave thought I was joking when I said I wanted to go to Lakeland, I thought I was in heaven he wasn't so sure and we ended up with lots of things we really could have managed without and lots we couldn't! Your very lucky to live in such a lovely part of the country. Hope you get to do something special this weekend to celebrate your birthday.

Heather said...

What a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Happy Birthday Jackie. It looks idyllic and the perfect place to be in this amazing weather. The exhibition looks great too and I love the felt pieces. Isn't it a shame that so many customers will only buy embroideries under glass? I know delicate work needs protection but hate to put my work under glass and want it to be uncovered where I can touch it if I want to, but the cry is 'what about the dust'!

Maggi said...

What a fantastic exhibition. Just wish Keswick was a little closer.

dosierosie said...

The exhibition looks great and the lake looks beautiful, I've never been to the lakes maybe one day

Gillx

Amanda said...

A lovely post, a fabulous exhibition and a wonderful location. Very soulful especially with a funeral to attend. Happy birthday too.

Twiglet said...

Belated happy birthday. What a beautiful exhibition - such stunning work - yours included! x Jo

Lesley said...



I must get to see the exhibition, Jackie; how long is it on ? Which of the galleries at TBTL is it? Open all day? Lovely work, anyway!

Lesley

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Such a lovely exhibit! And of course my favorites were your fantastic felts! I often forget just how far north your latitude is...a sunset at 10:30 is impossibly late here in the very middle of the USA..... 9:00 pm is the latest we ever see!

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

PS Happy belated birthday!

rosiepink said...

What a lovely exhibition! Your pieces are brilliant and Mary's have a delicate beauty that draws the eye.

acornmoon said...

What a lovely place to show your work. I am sure you will return with lots of new ideas. The exhibition looks lovely.

Beacee said...

Oh Jackie, you've been in my part of the country! We stay in a flat on a farm just down the valley from the Lodge each autumn - and call in to visit when we're up there in the summer, so your photos are pure nostalgia.
The exhibition looks glorious, so much lovely work there. How long is it on for? We won't be up there until the end of October to stay, but if Chris' sciatica improves we may be able to steal a day up there.

Barbara x

Beacee said...

Oh Jackie, you've been in my part of the country! We stay in a flat on a farm just down the valley from the Lodge each autumn - and call in to visit when we're up there in the summer, so your photos are pure nostalgia.
The exhibition looks glorious, so much lovely work there. How long is it on for? We won't be up there until the end of October to stay, but if Chris' sciatica improves we may be able to steal a day up there.

Barbara x

FeltersJourney said...

Happy birthday Jackie!
The exhibition looks great and what a wonderful venue. Beautiful photos!
x

Rosie said...

Such a lovely record of your trip, and the pictures of the exhibition are fabulous.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I don't often comment Jackie, but I keep finding myself drawn back to one of your beautiful stitched pieces here (I think it's pic 20 in this post). It speaks to me in some way and I just wanted to tell you that :)

Also, a belated Happy Birthday :)



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