Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Dumfing Fun On My Workdesk and Shrewsbury snapshots!

Good morning fellow WOYWWers!!!

If you would like to join in with the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday fun and frivolity then nip over to Julia's blog and follow Mr Linky to the workdesks of some wonderful crafters and card makers.
I am not at my workdesk today - I am at Wipso's enjoying funday - Wednesday.

I have had two visitors this week so have been busy out and about (in the cold and rain!). We had a great time and it was wonderful to catch up with two very special workmates from Yorkshire.

So here are a few pics that we took whilst in Shrewsbury.
 
 
 The Library. This beautiful building, built in the 1500s was used by Shrewsbury School until the mid 19th century.
The seated gentleman is Charles Darwin.
 


 
Shrewsbury has lots of fabulous black and white, timber-framed buildings.
The Autumn leaves scattered around the cobbled streets helped create a beautiful picture.
Just to the left of this picture is the Bear Steps gallery where we saw an amazing felt making exhibition.                        

The picture below shows my two little friends having a play with my embellishing machine.
They both made gorgeous poppy pictures which they took home to mount and frame for their walls, having had an hour of dumfing fun. I think both of them will be dashing out to buy a little Clover hand punch so they can continue with their new hobby. You see... dumfing is catching!!!

32 comments:

Wipso said...

I hope they dont find a cure for the dumfing bug. I love the way it spreads :-)
A x

Suz said...

Hi Jo...worth a visit then? saw the Felt exhibition thingy advertised at the Gateway...can't remeber if it was only for a couple of days or not though now!!...memeory a wonderful thing when you have it hey? lol
Hugs Suz x

Suz said...

ooops can't spell this morning either hehe x

Susan Allan said...

Excellent photographs makes me want to go there again. I am so envious of your sewing machine and the obvious skills required to operate it. You are very clever.
Have fun.
Sue xx 60

sandra de said...

Beautiful photos. Dumfing not a term I'm familiar with but it looks like machine felting?? Very impressive.
Sandra (x68)

JoZart said...

Oooh! I love Shrewsbury and, not only is it lovely architecture, it has a QVC outlet shop too!! It's great taking visitors around as you look at your own palce in such a different way.
Thnks for sharing
JoZarty x

jude said...

Gosh looks like very interesting place to visit.Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.Have fab wednesday
hugs judex

bayou said...

I only went to Shrewsbury Station to pick up LL in March. But it does remember me of Ludlow. Must go next time I am over :-) - all your fault Jo!
I am sure I would also be hooked if you showed me how to dumf :-))))

Helen said...

What a lovely old town! I stayed near there for a Geography A level field trip in the mountains - many years ago now, ha ha! but don't think we visited.

Harriet said...

What a wonderful place and to share and spend time with a friend. That machine looks fun. Have a great day.

nnalorac said...

Lovely part of the country, thanks for sharing your photos, brings back many happy memories spent in that part of the country. Carolxx,,,66

butlersabroad said...

Great photos Twiggy! England is still a beautiful country despite the weather !! Glad you all had fun!

Hugs
Brenda 90

Maria (inkymits) said...

Nice to see the pics of Shrewsbury,my little Steve was born there. Your blog looks great!Maria inkymits
#84 (i think)

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. The embellishing machine looks interesting x Hazel #100

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful photos of Shrewsbury. I was there in the late 8o's and it doesn't seem to have changed a lot. Lovely town.

Doone said...

make sure the virus is airborne, you could spread it all over so quick - make us a video and show us how...

Dx

Scrapcollectr said...

Maybe you'll explain the relation of the clover hand punch and "dumfing" sometime for those of us that are craft-challenged in that respect! *smile*
#95

Scrapcollectr said...

Okay... a quick visit to Wipso's sidebar and I now know what dumfing is, but still the clover hand punch? It looks like wonderful "moving meditation". *smile"
#95

Shari said...

Twiglet,
This will be on my places to visit someday list. As a history fanatic, I enjoyed the photos of the historical buildings and the architecture is amazing. I am glad your friends had a lovely time dumfing! Thanks so much for sharing!
~Shari #121

Spyder said...

I can't smell at any time I'm so glad you haven't got any cards because I usually type crads by mistake! Long live the Dumfing!
Have a Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #40

Suz said...

Thanks for the Feisty Felters exh. info hug x

Julia Dunnit said...

Shrewsbury is lovely - the Library is a fab looking place. Hope you've enjoyed an funday Wednesday, can't imagine that changing the date changes the fun!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Shrewsbury looks lovely, and I just had a look to see how far it was from me in South Wales and its about 3hrs. Closer than I thought!

If I pay a visit maybe I could call in for a dumfing class :)

Have a fab week.A.xx(4)

Neet said...

Must make a trip to Shrewsbury some time (when we have better weather) - glad you had a good time with your visitors,

At last I have seen an embellisher. Clubbed together with some others for one for a friend but never got to see it as I was ill when it was her party. Now I know what it looks like - thanks!
Have a nice day (even though it is not Wednesday - in fact have a nice week).

Chrissie said...

We didn't get to Shrewsbury on our recent visit to Shropshire, you've whetted my appetite, it looks fab!
Chrissie

akilli melek said...

sounds like you all had fun. lovely photos. caroline #6

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What lovely photos and glad your friends had a good time making their pictures. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

BlackCrow said...

Beautiful photo's...A friend of mine was there only a few weeks ago.
Sad to hear about the little Gerbil.
WE now have only one cat and he is being very spoiled!

Sherry said...

Sounds (and looks) as though you enjoyed your visitors - and they enjoyed your embellisher machine. Thanks for sharing xx

Sherry (122)

ikki said...

Hi Twiglet, thanks for dropping by, nice to hear from you. I've been unable to join the WOYWW for sometime now, but glad to see it's still so popular. Lovely pics and can see you had a great funday with your friends. Your desk looks busy - no change there then! ikki x

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely photos of Shrewsbury. Yes Andrea Hunters studio is in Hardraw. I can see Hardraw from my kitchen window and sometimes in summer we walk from home across the fields to The Green Dragon pub where the waterfall that they used in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is.
A bit more film trivia for you. This Autumn we've had a film company here in the Dales filming a new movie for the big screen, Wuthering Heights.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What lovely photos of Shrewsbury. Always love seeing places I'll probably never visit.