Dreaming of farms, hot air balloons and trains

sheep spotting

A bit of sewing and  a bit of time dreaming of farms.

belted galloway

badger face sheep

jacobs sheep

Adding to my shopping list at the North Somerset Country Show.

tractor parade

tractor lineup

We’d have to include a vintage tractor too, on our farm. I have a bit of a soft spot for tractors (here). Ah, dreams.

balloon skirt

In the meantime, BL dreams of flying in a hot air balloon, so I knew she’d love the balloon fabric.

hot air balloon skirt

I’m pleased at the way the pleats give the impression of balloons behind other balloons.

pleats of hot air balloon skirt

And matching the pattern at the seams. She loves the skirt and I’m dreaming about making more pleated skirts.

train setAnd finally, someone reliving their childhood. (He does let the children join in.)

Add in cricket plus plenty of sunshine and that was the weekend.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

8 thoughts on “Dreaming of farms, hot air balloons and trains

  • Tuesday 7 May, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Looks like a lovely day out, the skirt is really clever the way the pleats work.

    • Tuesday 7 May, 2013 at 11:12 am

      The pleats worked out well, although I keep looking at the skirt and thinking of ways I’d change it. A little tweek and I could have arranged the balloons slightly different. Ah well. On to the next project.

  • Tuesday 7 May, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I dream of farms too. And I’m not surprised she loves the skirt – just right for this time of year. Juliex

    • Tuesday 7 May, 2013 at 11:10 am

      We have lots of hot air balloons that come over us from Bristol and Bath during the summer. The children still get very excited when they see them. It’s one of our signs of summer.

  • Wednesday 8 May, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Looks like a lovely time was had by all. I love those type of shows. We’ve enjoyed many in the past

    • Wednesday 8 May, 2013 at 9:28 am

      We try and go to all the country shows. Especially the ones with live stock. Even better when it’s not pouring and the sun is out.

  • Wednesday 8 May, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    oh what a wonderful weekend you had! i love the photos of the animals – that cow has stollen my heart!
    this coming weekend is the sheep and wool festival in minnesota, i’m looking forward to seeing a few sheep myself!!

    • Thursday 9 May, 2013 at 10:33 am

      I agree with you about the belted galloway. Just gorgeous and firmly on my shopping list. Although I probably shouldn’t base my criteria for cow purchases on their cuddliness! 😀 😀 Hope you enjoy the show.

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