While at the National Ploughing Championships recently I spent some time watching the different competitions, the participants are really craftsmen and women. Over 100,000 people visited over the three days and the World Championships will take place on the same site next year.
I went along to have a look at some manual shearing, I love wool and crafting with it, and I wondered what the sheep made of it all.
Last Sunday, the Irish Morris Minor Owners Club (IMMOC) went out for a treasure hunt and we all ended up at the "Annual Castledermot Thrashing and Vintage Show". 100s of classic and vintage cars and tractors lined the field and steam engines fired up in the background sending a billow of coal smoke across the sky.
I bought this old Spartan suitcase at the Henley Car boot sale. I had to fit it inside my own case to take it home on the plane. There are slatted fasteners on front and back that allows the case to expand. I wonder who owned it and where it has travelled.
I knit this little scarf while in Henley and crochet the flowers for the edges, using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran wool.
This was the Dubarry stand at the Henley show (their boots are guaranteed for life).
Next post I will be having a giveaway,