Monday, 5 May 2008

A Weekend Away

Last week my hubby told me not to make any arrangements for the weekend as we were going away. That was it and he wouldnt tell me where so it was a lovely suprise to end up just outside Ambleside in the Lake District. He had booked us in at a beautiful Country House Hotel called Crow How. The weather as we drove up there on Friday was lovely, and Saturday was a beautiful day very un-lake district weather lol. We did the Coffin Walk from Ambleside to Grasmere and then back along Grasmere and Rydal lakes. We took it slowly with lots of stops to admire the scenery and for cakes and hot chocolate by the river when we reached Grasmere so I really enjoyed it. Saturday was more Lakeland weather as it rained for most of the day so as we are National Trust members we went to Sizeburgh Castle for the day. Today the sun was shining again so we drove to Coniston and spent the morning by the lake before driving home again.

Oh yes I took some stitching but thought I would take something on aida so it would be easy on the old eyes. Quite appropriate as we were in the Lake District with lambs everywhere we looked.
This is an "any child" piece for Love Quilts.

11 comments:

Julie said...

What a wonderful Dh you have to surprise you like that

Great squre for the quilt, i love it!

leechbabe said...

What a wonderful surprise and a lovely hubby!

The sheep are fantastic. I love their colours.

Carla said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend :)
Cute finish!

Angela said...

Really cute finish :0)

Karen said...

cute finish , sounds like you had a lovely break , we went to the Lake Disrict once for 2 weeks and it rained every day LOL , never got round to going back lol

Cheryl said...

What a lovely surprise to get away for the weekend. I love the lake district. I was away in Dorset and it rained down there unfortunately.
Those sheep are cute!

Mylene said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.
That's a cute square for the quilt.

brokenfairy said...

Oh I love the lake district,but we don't go enough!!Maybe when the kids have grown up! Sounds wonderful,and what cute sheep!!

Karan said...

My favourite holiday place! A wonderful surprise & it sounds like you had a lovely time Helen. :0)
Love those sheep. :0)

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Helen. I'd love to go back there one day as we loved it when we went.

Love the sheep!

Eldred Curwen said...

I know the Lake District well, and can highly recommend that you try a different area for different scenery. A good place to stay is these Lake District Holiday Cottages