Happy, happy, happy!

Hello and I hope that you are all well and happy.I am so, so happy, I really can’t explain what a lovely time I am having here in my new house!

I have had such a such a wonderful weekend, my lovely friend Kerry came to stay to help me sort out some of the fabric in my craft room and to enjoy some of the delights of Marsden.I also persuaded her to take away some of my fabric as it has been languishing with no use made of it so hopefully she can make pretty things out of this.

fabric for Kerry

It has been such a beautifully sunny weekend and we had a very nice walk in the Peak District, walking past 3 of our local reservoirs, Butterley, Blakely and Wessenden. The sun was shining on the water and all was right with the world. I am so lucky to be a few minutes walk from all this beauty.

Reservoir walk 2

Reservoir walk 3

Reservoir walk 4

Kerry and I sat on a bench overlooking this view on the way back thinking that life does not get much better than this!

Reservoir walk 5

However today things got even better. We went for another walk to the other side of the village and called into the Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre, this is a local heritage centre which has displays about the history of the canal here.

I had been told that there was a craft centre there but had not realised what it actually was.It is called the Loft Space – Creative Hub and it turned out that they not only have designers working there but also they are selling fabric, wool etc and running workshops and also renting craft space to other people.Have a look at their Facebook page as well.

I have signed up to become a member which means that I can go and work in the centre and am very, very excited about doing more things there. It is a beautiful space and they have so many lovely things to buy.They also rent out overlockers and embellishers by the hour.

I knew I was so right to move here!

Here is some of the very cute ribbon I bought from one of the designers there, Janet,  from Green Fusions.

Ribbon from Standedge

There is also a wonderful wool shop, Juey,  that I need to go and visit again when I have more time and my camera!

I am going to have a very exciting 3 weeks as well as on Weds I am off to China again to teach. I am spending two weeks in Guangzhou teaching and am then staying on for another week where I get to so some sightseeing in the city.

I am going to Hong Kong for 4 days, including a trip to Disneyland for Halloween! I am so excited and so lucky, I have been wanting to go back to China ever since I went in March and am really looking forward to getting to know the city better.

I will not be in touch for a few weeks so stay happy whatever you are doing.

Thanks for visiting.

3 thoughts on “Happy, happy, happy!

  1. I love your photos of Marsden – we are so lucky in Huddersfield that there is beautiful countryside a few miles away in almost any direction. Even closer if you live in Marsden. Have a great time in China.

  2. Yes my friend Kerry was so impressed how close we were to all that wonderful stuff, that is why I like living in Yorkshire!
    See you at knitting group when I get back.

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