Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sailing By

Hello!! I'm quickly sailing by today with a short post from our regatta week away...I feel as if I've been away ages this time and have so many blogs to catch up with...the pictures above were taken at Red Wharf Bay , Beaumaris and Caernarvon when we did a bit of exploring before the sailing began...
 ...here is the start of one race, with Mr P's boat in there too...I love watching them sail, and the Menai Straits is a great place to see the racing going on...
...some pictures of Beaumaris and the pretty pastel buildings...it is a very old town with a medieval castle, steeped in history and has a wonderful unspoilt atmosphere...each time I stay here I especially love to visit the Janet Bell Gallery where the mix of Janet's paintings and a variety of other artists work is always vibrant and exciting...you can visit them online here too... 
 We bought a gorgeous new print to add to our collection ...this is Penmon Pebbles by Janet Bell...
...and did I do lots of crafting while I was away you may be wondering? well, not nearly as much as I expected, what with the meeting up with friends and the sight seeing and the popping into the shops and watching the boats...I did some of my nine patch quilt, stitching in the ditch and in diagonal lines across the squares, and a teeny bit of crochet, learning to make flowers which I will show you in another post...and I did some work but not enough...so have lots to catch up with..

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post (seems like ages ago doesn't it?) about my first crochet blanket, it was so nice to read them all! Thanks for dropping by today too, I love your visits..I am going now to do all the chores that a week away seems to provide...Hope you are all having a great weekend! Back very soon xxxxx

20 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..it's not been the same here without you..welcome back! I am actually quite pleased that you didn't do lots of craft..after all with you it's a full time job with all your committments. Great holiday snaps.

millefeuilles said...

Dear Helen, I agree with Naturally Carol that blogland is a brighter place when you are around. It looks like you had some decent weather during the regata...

I am looking forward to seeing your next finished projects.

Janet Bell? I love her artwork.

Good luck with catching up on the (tedious) chores.

Have a happy Sunday.

millefeuilles said...

Whoops, I mean REGATTA! Sunday afternoons ;-)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Welcome back Helen, What a wonderful looking holiday you had! Love your pictures and especially the second. I enlarged it and could see the beautiful distant landscape and of course the lovely sight of the sail boats. I use to sail and it is so exciting. Love your new Janet Bell purchase, it will go so nicely with your other. I think you showed us before?! You will get your work done, I think it was more important that you got to shop, visit and enjoy! Have a Sunny Sunday. xoRobin❤

Jane said...

Welcome back Helen. What a lovely break you have had. The boats look so picturesque don't they. I think some time out is the best recipe to recharge the batteries and restore creativity. I am sure you are now bursting with new things to do. Your new painting is a great addition. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, the sun is out here and I am enjoying tidying my garden,
Jane x

Cindy said...

Welcome back! Love the pic of the boats, very happy colors. Can't wait to see what you have crafting next.

Annie said...

Welcome back :D Isn't Beaumaris just the perfect place, it's a favourite day-out destination for us as it's not so very far away. Happy homecoming :D

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Nice to have you back Helen, sounds like you had a lovely little break!
I love the photograph of the the little flower looking out to sea and your new print is beautiful, what a gorgeous jug of flowers. :)
Vivienne x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Helen, what lovely holiday pics, sounds like you had a fabulous time! I love the Janet Bell print such a cheery picture I will definitely take a look at this link. Good luck with the house chores, I have some of those to do too! Sarah x

A mermaids purse said...

wonderful pics from your hols- so exciting!love all the sailing images and that picture- lovely x

karenskrafts said...

Lovely photos, hol snap alway bring a smile. Your new print is stunning, can't wait to see your flowers :D
Karen

Jooles said...

sounds like you've had a wonderful trip Helen, gorgeous photos.
lovely to have you back and can't wait to see those crochet flowers
jooles x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Your regatta looks great! I am right to understand that your husband is one of the sailors?! That must be extra exciting. Beaumaris looks like a lovely city to me!

Wish you a happy new week!

Madelief x

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks and sounds like you had an absolutely glorious holiday. The Janet Bell print definitely conveys your love of color. Best wishes as you catch up and settle back in at home. Have a great new week. Tammy

Frances said...

Welcome back, Helen. That photo of the sails against that green landscaped shore is such a beauty. I could almost feel the sea breezes blowing through my hair!

The Janet Bell picture is also very fine, really capturing a certain light.

Best wishes!

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, lovely photos of Beaumaris! Many years ago when I was a sales rep. I stayed in Beaumaris in a hotel overlooking all the boats. I thought it really pretty but I hadn't realised that the boats made jangley noises in the wind. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep. But I won't hold it against Beaumaris, as I thought it was a gorgeous little place, and I got to go to the Elizabeth Bradley shop. Is it still there I wonder? Many thanks for your lovely comments, love Linda x

koralee said...

Welcome back...you holiday looks amazing. Love love those fabrics of yours xoxox

gillyflower said...

Looks like you've had a lovely time away Helen, and with lots to see and do.
I do like the Janet Bell paintings, such wonderful bright summery colours.
Gill xx

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time away. Lovely photos and cheerful post.
Mandy :)

allkindsofsunglasses.com said...

lovely pictures helen