Tuesday, 13 December 2011

WOYWW in Devon & Christmas Stockings

Hello again to a nearly, but not quite, festive WOYWW
I'm posting early with a partly prepped post as I only have limited internet access at the moment and have to hurry in the 20 minutes time allowed here.
My desk this week is the dining table of the appartment where we are staying in Devon as, anticipating bad weather, I brought penty of crafting with me to keep me occupied. The days are short and it is difficult to travel far in such extreme weather.
 First evening I made two stocking for the Teeny Brighton Belles and posted them yesterday and this one below I made last week for my tiny German Gem.
Hopefully, tomorrow we will get to the nearby, lovely little town, of Holsworthy to visit their Christmas Farmers Market and Craft Market.

Here are the spotty ones for the Brighton Belles which I made here in Devon and I bet I'm the only person staying here who brought a sewing machine!
I brought plenty of yarn with me to knit.
and I finished off this scarf
So all in all despite the most awful weather of rain, gales and a good bit of non-stick snow we are enjoying the lovely country club where we are staying and the fabulous Devon food.
However, every shop sells Cornish pasties and they are delicious! These below are gigantic.
 It has been a long journey to get here and not be able to do too much due to the weather but it's a chance to chill out before Christmas.
The nearby river is in full spate and has swollen so much that it flooded over into the adjoining fields.
Here's the thatched reception building of the country club where we are staying.
The view from our window and the stream runs along the other side of the fence.
some of the neighbours wandering around the grounds!!
Each week we open our desks for public view after the idea by Julia of stamping ground took off into a major opportunity for the world to have a massive snoop around the crafting spaces of over 100 crafting spaces. Pop over and join the fun!
Don't know if I'll get to visit anyone this week as the internet connection is off and on and I have to pay for limited time so have fun and I'll have a catch up when I get home in a couple of days.


Annie said...

Lovely to see you are cramming in so much wonderful crafting into your chill out time :-)
Hope you are having a good rest too :-)
A x

Helen said...

Sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy! Enjoy the rest of your stay - hope you get to enjoy some time out not all "stuck" to your crafting!
The building looks wonderful - very picture box!

Ann B said...

Now here's me thinking holidays are for relaxation and you are working your socks off on yours. Lovely work though - all of it and the pasties look good as well.
Enjoy the rest of your break.

minnie_mac said...

The little ones will love those beautiful stockings. Enjoy your pre-Christmas break despite the weather.


Neet said...

Here's me thinking I'd be first to comment.
Love those stockings and your scarf is brill! Great views and a stonking one of the swollen river. Hope you are getting some well earned rest as well as all this crafting.
Safe journey home.

jude said...

Sounds like your chillin and have taken plenty to occupy yourself whilst the weather is bad.Hopefully may get dry day when you can enjoy it abit more.
Least your having well earned rest
Have fab wednesday loving your stockings hugs judex 10

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Only YOU would take your sewing machine while chilling. Have a great time and enjoy the break. See you when you get back.

Neil said...

Good morning; thought I'd pop in to say Hi quickly. Hope you have a fabulous and creative week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today and on holiday to boot! Looks lovely down where you are staying.
Neil #13


Ooooooooooh snow and pasties, you win. Last time we were down that way we went on a mission to find the best pasty ;) love the stockings especially the one for your special little German :)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The photos are just beautiful but that scarf is stunning... looks as though you are having a busy holiday!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, not sure which I love more, those stockings or those pasties!! £3.50 each? Eeeek... I think I have been away from home too long... stuff seems to be awfully expensive!! Glad you are having a lovely time... even if it is sewing in your hotel room!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your stockings are fab - it's actually quite hard to get the shape just right, isn't it? The turned over top with the points is very clever. Did you make up the pattern yourself?
The place you're staying looks wonderful - glad you're keeping yourself busy by knitting. I like the pattern of that scarf too. Which pattern is it? Wouldn't mind trying that myself!
Hugs, LLJ #34
PS Glad you like the bunting :)

okienurse said...

WOW busy even while you are on vacation! Love the scarf and those stockings are awesome! Have fun chillaxing! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week and Happy Holidays! Vickie #35

Tuire Flemming said...

That white stocking is marvellous! What a nice fabric. And I love those Noro-yarns - I have made a little cardigan to Olivia about it.
Strange weathers - we had a bit snow, but now it´s raining water again and it has melted away. Days are very dark here!
I´m so glad you liked my pif-gift :)
Tuire xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Love those pasties and the pictures are gorgeous thanks for sharing
Bridget #24

Paul Browning said...

Sounds like you're making the most of it despite the weather. You're obviously hardy souls :). Love your finished scarf, the colour is gorgeous and the tassels are a delightfully quirky touch. Px

Joanne said...

Wow! you've made all that. How long have you been there? If this weather gets any worse, I reckon you will still be there after Xmas!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

PS Thank you for my machine pin cushion. I don't know if you received my email before you went away. It's a really neat idea - I will post a piccy next week!
LLJ xx

Dragon said...

Great stockings and the photos are wonderfully atmospheric... looks like a fabulous place. Have a super week

Spyder said...

Love your stockings they look fabulous, someone going to love them. Lovely pictures too thanks for sharing!!Have a crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!
((lyn))) #40

May said...

Love the scraft, boy you've been busy, hope the weather is kind to you for the rest of your stay, Hugs May x x x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh what a lovely scarf! Those pasties look delicious! ~Happy WOYWW #85 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Elizabeth said...

You took your sewing-machine on holiday!!! That's pure dedication. Love the stockings and the scarf - the yarns are fab. I think the weather is dire everywhere this week - our river here is in spate too. Classy neighbours :) Enjoy your holiday, Elizabeth x #66

Anonymous said...

I hope you're having a lovely time despite the weather, can't believe how busy you are though. Beautiful stockings, hope the weather clears up for tomorrow.

Brenda 68

Debs Willis said...

Love the stockings and the scarf - great stuff!

Happy woyww #89

Doone said...

your makings are fabulous, and yes I bet you are the only person to arrive with a sewing machine as well as a suitcase!

see/speak soon,


Michelle Jaramillo said...

Those stockings are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing today, always a joy to peek into your blog!


Cardarian said...

Hi Jo!

Sorry I have been so silent - I have been quite busy, but I hope to talk to you before CHristmas! Soon after New Year we must set a date for the BIG adventure! I see you are having a lovely time crafting and chilling! Good for you! Enjoy!
Lots and lots of hugs,

Twiglet said...

Looks like my idea of a great chill out time. Keep cosy and enjoy every minute. x Jo

sandra de said...

Gorgeous stockings, scarf and pasties all so Yummy.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lovely stockings and great scenery! Thanks for the visit into your holiday world.

Julie said...

Wow, love your photographs, and I think your neighbors are stunning! :)

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Beautiful Christmas socks! Love the fabric. :) And Mmmmm Cornish pasties..... yum!

lisa said...

Your stockings are gorgeous, Jo. I can just imagine them filled once Santa has visited.
You sound like you are having a good time in Devon despite the winter weather.
Hope you have a safe journey home.
hugs Lisax


Beautiful makes Jo, and I am so impressed that you took your knitting wool and sewing machine on holiday with you! I have been known to take a bit of decoupage, some images and Copics, but never a sewing machine - I am in awe!!
Absolutely love the beautiful knitted scarf.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today - Sylvia x

Sheilagh said...

Now that is impressive planning, gorgeous scarf and the stockings are lovely too. Hope you get home safe.



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo lovely to see you creatins and where you were pity about the weather over there too in lovely Devon -blessing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

Susie Jefferson said...

Ooh, LOVE that scarf! Wish I had the patience to knit. Love your snowy garden (post above). So far, we're clear but oh boy is it cold! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment - will be looking out for your Christmas decorations, as I bet they'll be something spectacular.

Hugs etc...

505whimsygirl said...

Oh the stockings are just beautiful - and the knitting - wow!! Love the colors of the yarn you chose to take on your trip.

What beautiful scenery, although sorry to see the flood.

I'm finally getting around to visiting all the WOYWW posts. with so many it takes a while - unless I opt not to go to work one day!!!