Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bright Sun Shiney Day

A perfect day for a trip if ever there was one.
  
I wasn't too far from home yesterday morning when I spotted the swans on the Loch.......

  
I couldn't pass by without getting a photo of them.   Especially this gal.....


can you believe she was standing up in the water admiring her reflection!    I'm assuming it's a girl here because...a)  I haven't a clue how to tell the sexes apart and   b)  She has the whole 'mirror in the morning' thing going on!

The drive to Carlisle was lovely.  We made it to the station only just in time for me to bundle mum onto the train before it pulled out.   The rest of the day was mine...... all mine.

Naturally I headed straight for Orton Grange the home of Quilt Essentials.   If you're in the Carlisle area it's well worth a visit. 

I had a lovely time browsing the shelves.  There are more.......


I checked in the corners too.   Didn't want to miss a thing.


And the balcony.......

I chatted to Barbara (the owner) who very kindly gave me permission to take photographs in her store.


And of course I did indulge in a wee bit of stash enhancement too!


Bought yet more reds for the Dear Jane box and assorted other fabrics to mix and mingle.

All in all I had a lovely 'me' day and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

Till next time.......

Josie  X

2 comments:

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Swans on the Loch...it sounds like a fairytale to me....over here on the other side of the world! Maybe someday I can visit. Sounds like you had a wonderful "me" day, Josie. I hope you get to have many more. *grin*

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful photos and scenery!