Friday, 1 June 2007

Princess Peg's Grand Day Out

Princess Peg would like to share the photos of her first official royal tour yesterday. After a visit to the Fat Quarters with Lucy Locket and her three little monsters darlings to purchase backing fabric and wadding for LL's latest quilt, Peg was taken on a impulse tour of Northumberland following an early morning email communication between Lucy Locket and Katie - because the obvious thing to do to an extremely busy person that you have never met before is turn up totally unannounced with three lively (bother, meant to write lovely!) children in tow and introduce yourself. Poor Katie was in the middle of supervising the setting up of a weaving exhibition and had a list of jobs as long as your arm to do before the end of the day. S_R_Y Katie - but we did have loads of fun!

Whilst Katie finished her supervising Princess Peg took Lucy Locket plus 3 to the Garden Station in the same village for lunch (juice and a smartie cookie) where she allowed the paparazzi to snap the following shots of her enjoying her day out

On the doorstep of the Garden Station cafe - love the rag rug behind her!

Peg indulges in some un-princess-like tree-climbing.

A more royal pose.

Making friends with a stag.

Enjoying the sunshine.

After the tour of the gardens Katie came over and took Lucy Locket + 3 over to her house to visit her amazing shed and treehouse - WOW - we didn't want to go home (or - we felt like we had come home!) We had the most delightful afternoon with Katie and just fell in love with her home and all of her amazing creations. The children had a fantastic time helping to set up the treehouse for the guest coming later that night and Katie even found time to help them make their own little picture book pouches with badges and chocolate inside.

Katie's amazing treehouse - when can I move in?

Katie with Fred and Daisy making picture book pouches

Peg meets Tilly made by Julie

Peg falls for "Pop-eye"

Finally - taking afternoon tea at Jiggery Pokery in Mickley.

What a brilliantly unplanned and unexpected day we had - shame we now have to spend Friday tidying the house!


Thimbleanna said...

Ooohhh! I'm SO jealous -- Peg got to meet Tilly! You're a crack-up -- I especially liked the part about the paparazzi!

anne bebbington said...

What a lovely day!

The Fat Quarters said...

Hope the directions were ok, you looked as if you had a fab day out.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I would hereby like to extend Princess Peg an invitation of the most Royal variety.

Princess Peg is hereby invited to visit Tucson, Arizona and get an up-close and personal look at a Saguaro Cactus.

Will the invitation be accepted? Stay tuned!

Nadine said...

Cute, cute, wonderful photos !

Lucy, thanks for your nice comment on my blog... Could you give me your e-mail nr. I'd like to send a private msg to you.....
(surprise !)

Hugs & smiles !


andsewtosleep said...

Well I'll come along on one of your trips anytime. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for your comment. Mary

Rose said...

What a great day princess Peg had!! thanks for sharing that was just soooo cute!!!

anamama said...

What a lovely blog you have!

GigerVamp said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.
I've enjoyed reading your posts. Love the pics of the Princess and am very impressed with your sons sewing!

Ragged Roses said...

Hello - lovely to meet Princess Peg. She is very special. Love the treehouse too.
Kim x

weirdbunny said...

WOW what a brilliant day you had. I love Katies blog it's amazing. I enlarged the first photo it see it better, brilliant princess. Why have you posted your pictures so small. Make sure you make them big next time ! - love Julia x

Rosie said...

I know, I know!!! I am trying. Will try harder today. Love your princess as you know. It was so funny to see that you had made her as a few weeks ago I was asked by one of my European customers to design a princess and the pea doll set! I dont think I will bother after seeing your sweetie!

Lucy Locket said...

what a fantastic thing to say!