Saturday, 25 September 2010

St Denys Outing

I mentioned about St Denys Church having an outing to Mablethorpe last weekend.
Well what a wonderful experience it was.
The church was displayed at the Bathing Belles beach huts and received a good amount of interest from the public, whilst the event was not intended to be a fund raiser,it raised nearly £50.00.
This money has been sent to Help The Hero's Fund.
A local clergy person took inspiration from the project and is weaving it into his sermon this week.
Another person offered to buy the Church for £500. even in its uncompleted state.

A compliment indeed.

The people involved in this project produce craft exhibits for Arts NK.
Visual Arts in North Kesteven.
more information can be found at

There are many groups of individuals, all ages and walks of life, who are committed to the huge umbrella of Arts and Crafts.

The Nettles a nature area in Sleaford is part of their on going work.

The Knitting group, which I attend, knits huge projects which travel around the country.
A knitted shed and garden surrounding it complete with fencing, is just one.

The swimming pool another and as you will have gathered St Denys Church.

Last week, ArtNK hosted a meeting to discuss local involvement with Cultural Olympiad, which is taking place in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland during 2011.
Not for profit organisations can apply to run programmes events or activities through The Inspire Programme. contact Paul

Some of the suggestions raised were, for each village to compose a new carol, flags to be designed and flown for the occasion, Church and Hand bell ringing, Mosaic work, Sculptures in various mediums and Knitting projects for the occasion.

The meeting hi lighted Arts projects completed in the county, for the Queen's Silver Jubilee and the Millennium.
A smile was raised when one project was shown. It had started out as a mosaic of moderate dimensions and now is almost 30 feet long by 6 high. We all love our chosen Arts.
Many of the works have become an Arts Trail, visit Nocton and you will get to see how The Saphire Festival arts are projected into the community.
In Baxindale a working Sundial sculpture is on display.

There is enjoyment when travelling throughout Counties, you come across a sculpture or art project on view. Well there are also volunteers engaged in bringing this pleasure to you.
Why not join them.

If you have any ideas or interest then please contact

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Stone work for the Church with a charity bear

The Church is growing and each week when we meet,
to attach all the bits made, we are pleased to see it morphing.

It started its touring this weekend.
Travelling to Mablethorpe,
for any residents to look at and discuss forming their own group,
to start the second Church in the project.

As you recall I collect Delft Wear houses and which in their display,
look like a street in Amsterdam.
I have a vision of the Churches side by side in all their glory.
It will be quite spectacular.
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Friday, 10 September 2010

Silverstone Experience

Dancin' from over at In the Pink, treated Lord L, otherwise known as my other half,
to a driving experience day for Fathers Day.

On the 9 September we travelled to Silverstone race course, for him to experience driving
an Aston Martin, on this wonderful track.
As you can see the weather was very kind to us all.
It was a surprise to see the number on his car, although this made it all the more memorable.
The pictures show the start, drive and finish. If you click on the picture it will enlarge for you.
It was a wonderful time for us all. Huge smiles of enjoyment by everyone.
After we stopped to have a break in the restaurant and would you believe it, the heavens opened with vengeance.

Thank you dancin', what a fantastic years experiences we have had from you.
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Monday, 6 September 2010

Sutton Bonington Show

Sunday was the day the public could attend the Sutton Bonington show in Leicestershire, the local events having already been held on Saturday.
We travelled to the venue, to join both of our daughters and our eight year old grandson.
It was packed with revellers, who had either children or dogs or both in tow.
The many and mixed smells of cooking wafted about the large field, which was set out with many craft exhibit tents, side shows, various activities, birds of prey, bee keeping, hen coops, garden nurseries, tombola, cake stalls, Ferret runs, calf's, sheep, archery, mini golf, to name but a few.
The central arena continually changed, as log chopping events gave way to various breeds of different animals on show.
I never heard a cross word in the 31/2 hours we were there, evidence of the good time being had by everyone.
We had taken a picnic lunch and found a quiet spot near by to enjoy our break.
Dancin' from over at In the Pink, ( blog site in my side bar on the right) was the only one to remember to take photos.
I will have to refer you to her site to do the show its full justice, as a very memorable day out.
Next years event will be on September 4 2011. If you are looking for a good fun day out, I can assure you this will be the place where you will find it.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Persian Slippers

And here is a pair I made earlier.

I was at a loss of what to do while waiting for an appointment on Wednesday, so started these slippers. They are made in double strands of four ply cotton and
are run up quickly.
I am sure they will serve someone well.
A friend in the village has asked for a pair, for when they are on holiday. Easy to pack, light and washable.

Then while hunting through one of my pattern stores yesterday, looking for 40s jumpers and children's jumper patterns for a friend.
I found several patterns that I had been meaning to make. A small pile has joined the Christmas cards waiting to be made.

Never idle hands here.
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