Hello once again , and where has this year gone ?
The Summer Solstice has passed, but if you are up in the North West of England you could be forgiven for thinking that the calendar had got stuck some time in March ! Looking out of the window now it's raining (again) the wind is blowing hard (again) and the temperature is about 12C . Despite this my vegetable garden has done quite well and I've had some good harvests , the carrots and garlic has done particularly well , as well as my aubergines, but it's hard to believe that people farther South are complaining about the heat and lack of rain as I watch tending their gardens wearing shorts and vests on their videos !
As for the needle felting , we have now completed several workshops since the last news letter, as you'd expect, since that was in January , I see ! We've just had the first one of the year at Quirky Workshops , which was also the first one in which we made a new character , "the fox " which was great fun , and there's another one this Thursday June 30th , you can see the pictures on the workshop photo page .
During the Spring and Early Summer , we've also been at Artison , in North Yorkshire , and done a couple over in the East Riding , at Shirley's art studio in the beautiful village of Fangfoss where I visited for the first time this year. I've enjoyed them all so much and would like to thank everyone who attended and the venues for their hospitality , I'm looking forward to the rest of the workshops on the calendar , details of which can be found on this page . I look forward to seeing all of you who've booked .
When the weather has relented my Husband and I have been getting out for some nice walks on the local fells , and even some of the hills over the Eastern side of the Pennines along the Cleveland way . Richard got his amateur radio licence last Autumn and gets involved with something called "Summits on the air" which for those who don't know, basically involves going to the top of hills and mountains erecting an aerial and talking to as many other radio operators as he can for half an hour or so . We had neglected our fell walking over the last few years and it was something we enjoyed, so this has at least got is back into it , and as you can imagine from the photos below , it generates a lot of curiosity from other walkers !
Have fun !