Wednesday, 21 May 2008

A lovely lunch

On Sunday the Locket family travelled down to the Yorkshire Dales to meet up with other members of the clan. One of my brothers and his family live down there and my parents (who live about 30 miles from us) had arranged for us all to meet up and go out for lunch. The little Lockets had a fantastic time with their cousins and it was lovely to spend time with my family.

We went to a brilliant pub called the Wensleydale Heifer - apparently it is one of the best places for seafood even though it is such a long way from the sea!

I remembered to take pictures of the food for you

Scrummy fish and chips

and sticky toffee pudding knicker-bocker-glory!

and even got an extra one of a clean plate so you could see how clever it was.

I am busily trying to finish off some orders this week so I have time to make Daisy's birthday presents for next tuesday, so yesterday was spent struggling with a commission for a wedding picture for a couple who met on horseback!

This is the finished item - but it doesn't really look like I spent 5 hours solid working on it does it? I just hope they like it.

obviously it will look better once it has been pressed!

Today I am going to be making a bunny using baby clothes for the dress for a Christening at the weekend but the sun is shining and I really wish I could go to the allotment instead! And then there are all those mini-quilts.....................................!


Rachelmp said...

Lovely Lucy. You are making me hungrey even though its 11pm. Very cute horses too!

Chloe said...

Ooooh yummy food!
Looks delish.

I hope you dont mind but I have tagged you!

trashalou said...

That work is a right mare! (hahahahaha, I crease myself up!)

It is very lovely and the food looks scrummy and you went DOWN to get to the Yorkshire Dales? Normally you guys must be nearly in Scotland!

Simone said...

Your quilt is lovely. The chips look HUGE and very scrumptious.

Katy said...

Yum yum yum. I love a good fish and chip supper!!!

Are you starting to regret the mini quilt undertaking? The horse one looks fab, I am sure the happy horsey couple will love it.

Ps, love the new camber van addition to the quilt wall, I am getting even more jealous with every new quilt!!!)

Lesley said...

Yummy dinner! It shouldn't be making me hungry as I've not long had lunch!

Your commission piece is fab and I can believe there is 5 hours work in it - I'd have taken even longer!
(Don't you dare take less money for it than you should!!!!)

I do hope you ran away to the allotment for a little while :)


Katy said...

obviously I meant CAMPER van...

Kitty said...

Love those plates! How brilliant to have fish and chips on a newspaper plate!

Don't do too much! You need to have some 'me' time or you'll be all frazzled. x

Sarahs Home said...

Glad you had a nice time out at lunch. I know where you went, it is not all that far from where my sister lives.

Sarah x

quiltdude said...

The newspaper plates are a very clever idea. And the food looks great especially the pud!
The wedding quilt turned out fine (as you knew it would eventually) so....NEXT!!!! on with the list.

Kaz said...

I'm sure they will love that quilt as you've done a ovely job with it.

Mmmm I could just eat that dinner now, but I'm intrigued, what fish is that?? It looks bendy!!

Glad you had a lovely time with family xx

Charlie P said...

Hmm, it's a funny shaped fish. More like a fish sausage. But it still looks incredibly tasty.

I'm sure the horsey couple will love that quilt and I'm looking forward to seeing christening bunny :)

picperfic said...

you're a busy girl! the fish and chips look yummy!
I have a give away on my blog, you might want to take a look?

Thimbleanna said...

Your lunch look yummy Lucy. Now about those quilts....LOL!

Charlie P said...

Just read your comment on kitschy's blog r.e. next swap and all I have to say is *coughbirdswapcough*...sorry I had a minor coughing fit there. Now what was I saying...?

periwinkle said...

Love fish and chips. I hope you get everything finished in time. The camper van quilt is amazing.
Lisa x

dottycookie said...

Your horses are wonderful Lucy!

Are those chips really one potato per chip? Because that's what they loook like. Either that or it's a miniature piece of fish ... Love those plates.

Gina said...

Love those horses and easily five hours work... I'd have said more!
Gina x

twiggypeasticks said...

Oh you are too clever and your stuff is too lovely lady
:) I think the little horses are lovely. Those chips look scrummy !!
Twiggy x

Lina said...

Oh fish and chips how I miss you! Your horse commission looks great - not the easiest subject matter I'd imagine.