Yarn, Yorkshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Silent Sunday

All Saints and St James Church, Nunnington, North Yorkshire

Scrap Happy November 2019

Not much new scrappiness going on this time as I have mostly been working on the hexie quilt border.

If my calculations are right I have just 21 more hexies to add in varying shades of blue. Plan then is to sew it to a sheet , tie it in places and call it a bed cover!

Joining with Kate and everyone else for Scrap Happy Day here

Yarn Along- November 2019

I want to start with the book this month. It is an absolute delight, and all I can suggest is that your read asap, it’s so good. The language is delicious, the pace just right, the characters delightful. If anyone has already read it, would you not agree?

Crochet sees three fans around the centre blocks, three more to go then some more blocks to crochet.

Knitting- here we have the right back and front legs and the start of the right side of a polar bear.

I’m linking as always for this post with Ginny at Small Things for

Yarn Along {November}

November Windows

Wild Daffodil set us the challenge of sharing photos of windows each month- link here

Pickering hosts a war time/ 40s weekend in October, designed to boost visitor numbers to the North York Moors Railway before the end of the season. The town has a population normally of around 11,000, this goes up to 60,000 over this weekend. I am not a fan, but recognise that the businesses which depend on tourism and provide employment need this , and also the local shops do rather well, from antique and charity shops to the butcher who supplies meat to restaurants and cafes. And that means they stay in business for the rest of the year.

It also provides a super set of window displays. I have focused on ones that favour the vintage look rather than the war look.


Salvation Army shop

The North York Moors railway shop and cafe window.

Gift shop

Charity shop- greyhound rescue.

Charity shop- hospice

Last but not least. bakery and cafe ( Bothams,).

Only one more set of windows pictures for this year. Next year we will be turning our attention to textiles on the first Tuesday of each month. Oh boy this will be a good subject.



Six on Saturday

From a small garden in a very wet North Yorkshire, where there is still life and colour on a soggy November Saturday.

And who knew flies liked ivy?



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