Sunday, 14 April 2013

Didn't We Have a Lovely Time.....

.....The Day We Went to Chatsworth?

Hello Peeps

Some of you may be aware that I have had a very busy social life the last two weekends, with last week in Nottingham for the Quilter's Guild AGM and this weekend with some Playground members at the BSSBS in London.  Just like buses, things come round in a group and then nowt for months so I tried to make the most of both whilst they were here.  

Today I thought I would share some of the (many) photos I took of the weekend including the visit to Chatsworth House.  I have fallen head over heels for this place.  If you ever get chance to go there you must.  It is wonderful and a Quilter's paradise as you can see quilts in your mind's mind for ever!!  Haa Haa!  More about that later!

Pull up a chair as I guide you round....(you may want to get a cuppa or something stronger as this is a photo heavy post!)
Robin Hood and Maid Marion welcoming us to the Convention!  (He was actually a little late...he had a problem parking his car horse!)

Fergus listening intently to the opening ceremy.
The Clock Tower at Chatsworth (also the cafe and loos!).
My shadow!  It has been a while since I last saw this!

See what I mean about quilts everywhere!
Glad I am not catering for this lot!
A Hare for LLJ - cheeky thing asked me to pop it in my handbag!  It is about 7 or 8 ft high and probably weighs a ton!
This waterfall is fed by gravity!  Genius!
Again this is not powered by electrickery!
Had it been a little warmer I would have liked to have gone for a walk up here as it looks so peaceful.  Next time!

Altogether this was one beautiful house to visit and one that is on my list to go back to.  One of the few places where you are told you CAN take photographs!  What a great scrapportunity!

I am entering this post into Annie's Friday Smiles as these will give me smiles for a while to come yet.

Thanks for calling by.  See you on a Swing soon!




Annie said...

Wow Sam, that all looks amazing and I can see why it made you smile. Thanks for sharing your pics.
Annie x

Irene said...

Sam, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous visit to Chatsworth.
I love Fergus.

Alison Scott said...

Looks like a wonderful day.
I heard about the playground day out. Can't wait to see your stash goodies from the show as well as the photos of the bike shed girlies!!

Kyla said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Some great photos and I love that leaping hare sculpture


butterfly said...

Looks like a great day out... In my dim and distant past I used to go to Chatsworth quite often (a Derbyshire boyfriend) so this is a lovely reminder of a wonderful place!
Alison x

Di said...

As you know Sam, one of my favourite places! I know it so well - happy days! Hope to go there for a few days this Summer - when it finally arrives!

Hugs, a recovering and still tired, Di xxx

scrappymo! said...

I loved Chatsworth when i was there...such a gorgeous house, well organized tours and amazing farm house store.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh looks like you had a lovely time - I am currently working on a new quilt at the moment too - not sure of its colours though.... hmmm. Have you recovered from this weekend yet?

Helen said...

Looks fabulous, I've never been but would love to. Sorry we missed one another at Ally Pally.

lisa said...

Your photos are gorgeous, Sam. Chatsworth was one of the first places we went when we first started "going out" so has special memories.
Glad you had two brilliant weekends and had a good time in the play ground. I have some jelly babies today which I'll share so can we be friends again...pleeeeeese.
Hugs Lisax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I have never been to Chatsworth . . . but would love to! Looks great!

And well done for getting THAT word into your post! Tee hee!

Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

Great photo's Sam. Really like the one of your shadow, it proves that the sun does shine sometimes.

Chatsworth is a lovely place and have enjoyed watching some great car rallies there.

Have a great Monday xx

Gill Edwards said...

what a fab place to visit, thanks for sharing the pics with us

Gill x