Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ending September.

More pretty pictures from the holiday weekend.

On the Saturday N and I visited the Weaver's Cottage before it closed for the winter (it is now closed and doesn't re-open till April).

We saw the 200 year old loom in operation, I admired the gorgeous colours of the wool on the shelves, N had a go on a tiny loom (plus there is also a larger loom that visitors can operate under supervison).

The garden isn't huge but is very pretty. I particularly liked all the various carved stone items that were dotted around and the potted pelargoniums.

Before leaving we bought a little sheep in the gift shop for N to add to his collection.




















I have spent the last three Sunday afternoons cutting back the hedge (it's still not quite finished, sigh). Last Sunday there was a newcomer to the garden who was keeping me company. He was very friendly. I think I did uncover quite a few insects for him including a ladybird - I had gone inside to get my camera to photograph a ladybird I'd found but when I can back outside the ladybird had disappeared...



9 comments:

blueskyscotland said...

That's a place I've cycled past many times over the years but never visited as it's usually been shut. Like your photos of the house and garden so I don't need to visit it now. I'm working my way though urban Scotland at present so more time to tour Paisley's housing schemes that I haven't explored yet on the bike :o)

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my how wonderful that place is! You captured some fabulously ancient images.. I just ooohed and aaaahed over each one. I love spying the spinning wheel.. I just finished oiling my vintage cherry wheel with coconut oil.. it looks gorgeous and my hands smell yummy! Love your little sheep.. I got one at a wool festival here in Oregon on Saturday.. I put a photo on my blog. The post before last. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Penny said...

What a beautiful weathered cottage. Lovely to see the little robin in your garden, he is a bright eyed chap! X

Rosie said...

What a lovely place to visit - it looks fascinating inside and I love your photos of the geraniums and mill stones against the cottage walls:)

Katharine A said...

I would have loved the weaver's cottage. I did weaving for a textiles degree. It's fantastic that you can actually have a go, that kind of things stays with you for a long time. Love it when museums and heritage places let you do stuff for real. (tried to comment earlier & think I wiped it, pologies if you have 2)

Toffeeapple said...

A lovely post - I like the images of the weaving.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful garden, it looks very peaceful indeed. I love the photo of the new Mr Sheep! xx

Lilly's Mom said...

This lloks like such a magical place. How lucky you are to live in such history! The little robin is adorable. Wishing you a wonderful day :)

Mereknits said...

Your photos are just incredible, this looks like a magical place. Well as a very novice weaver I would love to see it.
Hugs,
Meredith

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