Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What I Did on my Summer Vacation: Part 3

Background: After having just about as much "excitement" as we could handle trying to drive a houseboat around Lake Powell in 2011 (details here), we decided to go low-tech in 2012 and did 2 short walking tours in the U.K.  First we spent 3 days walking in the Lake District, crossing mountain passes to get from one night's lodging to the next.  Then we spent 4 days walking along the Ceredigion Coast of Wales.  We averaged about 7 miles and 2 hours of rain each day.  ;)  

For the next week or so, I'll be posting pictures and stories from this trip.  

Today's Theme: Buildings and Flowers

Earth laughs in flowers.  
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Okay, I have to confess that we may have skipped one day of the planned hiking in order to sight-see around Aberystwyth, Wales.  ;)

We didn't think we were being too bad, because it was only a 5.5 mile hike.  

But later people told us that it was s 5.5 mile hike that feels like a 10 mile hike, and they looked at us like, "Yeah, right, you didn't deliberately skip the most difficult section of the coast path..."  (wink, wink)

But, honestly, we didn't know!

Anyways, we saw an old fort, several old churches and tons of flower boxes everywhere we looked!  

Oh, and of course there was a fabric shop!  ;)

It is called "Aberdashery" and it has a Facebook page here.  

I found this adorable child's raincoat fabric:

which I plan to pair with this Oliver + S raincoat pattern:

to make raincoats for the sons of two friends at work - a 2-year-old and an almost-1-year-old.  

When I can get back to my sewing machine, that is...  It's been too long...  

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