Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday Smiles, Skirts & Chester Trip

I made two pretty, twirly skirts from a £2 fabric remnant and the first one was well worn last week by the younger of the Brighton Belles during her visit. 
The second will be given to my German Fraulein who arrives for a visit at the weekend. The fabric is so lovely and is almost the same as "Belle & Boo" which is so popular with children at the moment.
Perfect for her forthcoming 6th birthday 
Joining in with Annie's Friday Smile (over at astitchintimeblog)  as I am so happy to have my family visiting over these few weeks. The best gift I could have.

Recently my quilt group had a fun day out to Chester courtesy of our bus passes. 
It is a beautiful black & white timbered  cathedral city.
Take a look at this link  to see Chester in 360 degree panoramas
When we arrived in Chester we crossed the road from the railway station to the Queens Hotel and enjoyed morning coffee (and their delicious homemade shortbreads) in the comfort of their splendid lounge. It has almost become a tradition!
I chose the best seat in the hotel..........need I say that I had HIGH TEA instead of morning coffee.
I definitely went up in the World!
Afterwards to we took the bus link into the centre of the city and visited our favourite haunts including the gorgeous Liberty Bell shop on the rows. 
Well there had to be fabric involved somewhere. 
Later we had an Italian lunch in Fattoria in Bridge Street. They serve delicious, authentic home made Italian food and the service is excellent.

20 comments:

Annie said...

Oh what a pretty skirt Jo.....I can see why it was so well loved. Hope you have a wonderful time with your gorgeous family when they come over from Germany.....looking at the pic of you I bet they think they are coming to see the queen ;-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Barb said...

It sounds like a great day you spent in Chester with your friends. The thought of shorbread made me salivate! L've not heard of Belle and Boo but that material is very pretty. Have a lovely time with your family. Barbxx

Barb Williams said...

It sounds as if you had a lovely trip to Chester with your friends and you did lots of eating too. The thought of shortbread made me salivate! I've not heard of Belle and Boo but that material is very pretty. Have a lovely time with your family. Barbxx

tilly said...

a gorgeous skirt for both the girls, no wonder it was worn all week. How did you get on that chair ? lol..........enjoy your family time
Tilly x

sue jones said...

those skirts are SO pretty. Have a wonderful time with your family . Soojay 8

Twiglet said...

Oh Jo - that pic of you on the chair really made me giggle- I can just imagine you swinging your legs up there like Looby Lou!! I love Chester too. Your little skirt will defo be a favourite I am sure.x Jo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That fabric must be special, although I've never heard of the "Belle and Boo." If kids love it, it's all that counts. I think it's pretty lovely, too. Has a vintage feel to it.

So glad you are having family visits, because I know how important that is to you.

You really did have HIGH tea. I'd have liked to see you get in that chair, though. That would have been a hoot! Have a great Friday and weekend.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Jo. First I need to comment on the photo if you in the chair. I love that photo!!!!

The skirt is darling, I love the fabric with the children having fun. Enjoy your time with family and guests.
Hugs

Kay

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Jo. First I need to comment on the photo if you in the chair. I love that photo!!!!

The skirt is darling, I love the fabric with the children having fun. Enjoy your time with family and guests.
Hugs

Kay

Hetty said...

That skirt is just so lovely...now i need a granddaughter to wear it!
Your chair pictureis wonderful.

mamapez5 said...

The skirts are such fun. What lovely fabric you find for your girlies. I love Chester. If I managed a day on my own, which wan´t very often, I used to drive to the outskirts of Chester and do the Park and Ride. The rows are fascinating and there is so much to see there. Have a lovely time with your German half of the family next week. Kate x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the skirt! Ooh! I want to go to Chester now. ..haven't been there for ages either! I have had a lovely catch up through your posts! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

Hettie said...

What a pretty skirt. I would wear that....if it were in a slightly bigger size that is!!
Have not been to Chester for nearly 30 years. Must remedy that.
Hugs
xx

Helen said...

LOVE that pic of you on the chair... who needs Alice! Great skirt too.

Diane-crewe said...

how wonderful to have family to visit xx I am sure she felt just like a fairy in her pretty skirt.. all twirly xx I LOVE Chester ... .. Im sure that it is because of the surroundings that ALL the shops seem fun .. even the "usual "ones xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, happy Friday smiles and hope you're enjoying your weekend.Long day (nearly 10 hours) for us but we have arrived safely with plants and cats in good order. My garden here is suffering so I'm glad it's only 3 weeks till the final pack and move. Robyn

Laura said...

Such darling little skirts x

Lisca Meijer said...

What a great post! The little skirts are so pretty. Perfect for a little princess. Your german guest will love it too I'm sure.
Chester is a beautiful town. I've been a few times. Sounds like you had a really good time.
Love the photo of you on the giant chair! That made me smile from ear to ear!
Thanks for commenting Friday and sorry for being so late myself. (I got busy). Have a good week,
Lisca

Kyla said...

such a lovely skirt (and what a bargain too). Love the picture of you in that chair! :-)

Kyla

Neet said...

I know you are tiny but this just proves it to all of Blogland. How did you get up there?
Love the skirts you have made, bet both girls look like little Princesses in them.
Enjoy your time with the German family and give my love to them.
Hugs, Neet xx