30/08/2010

Proud Grandad ...

Some of you may know that my Dad has an old car,I've blogged it a couple of times before. Well on Saturday he was going to take it down to the local village green where he lives as there was a 'Bank Holiday Festival'- one that was run by the church. I said I would go over and give him some moral support and have a wander round.
When I arrived, I walked up to where he was and caught sight of him with a man with a notepad and a camera he was asking all about how Dad aquired the car and how long it took to restore it etc etc .......anyway it turned out that he was from the local paper and Grandad might be in there...It might not happen but keep your fingers crossed ! Then Dad and I  left the car for a while - the man next to him watched his car for him to have a look round the stalls. The church had the usual stalls - handmade cards, cakes and jams,tombola etc etc.
Anyway - we wandered into the church and it was amazing,there were some beautiful exhibits I suppose you'd call them. In each alcove of the church was an arrangement of flowers on a theme. The one that took my eye was the 'Mayflower' one. It was stunning. On the wall behind it was a gorgeous patchwork quilt that had been made by 28 different women and was being raffled. How much would I have loved to have won that...I entered but haven't heard so I guess I haven't won! One of the ladies who made it was chatting and said she had become quite attached to it and hoped it went to a nice home - well so would I If I'd have made it !....I wish I'd have taken more photos now but as it was a quiet church I felt a bit awkward and conspicuous taking lots of pics.
There was also a display by a Dutch lady who lives in the village of lacy creations, I took a close up of the butterfies but sadly it's out of focus but this one isn't bad...So all in all - it wasn't a bad afternoon , and at least the weather was kind and Grandad's car didn't get wet!..Hope you are all enjoying your weekends...

10 comments:

Sian said...

How cool is that car? What I love about reading blogs is that you get to hear about these interesting things going on in people lives :)

humel said...

Sounds like such a lovely day - and what a fab car :-) I do hope it makes the paper!

debs14 said...

You must be so proud of him! I really hope it makes it into the local paper.
That quilt is so pretty, sorry to hear you weren't the winner, but I'm sure the person who gets it will treasure it.
Pleased to hear the weather held out for the day!

scrappyjacky said...

The car looks amazing....and sounds like a lovely day.

Liberty :) said...

looks like a lovely day! hope he makes it into the paper!! :)

Karen said...

What a lovely day you must have had and that car is just amazing. So many hours must have gone into making that beautiful quilt I too hope it goes to an appreciative person.

Just-Do said...

Hi Denise, thank you so much for visiting my blog. Yes, the laundry has been done (for now), so there is time to crochet again. I really like your blog, the pics are lovely. The car you are writing about is just adorable.

Tami said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your Granny Stripe looks amazing, great colors.

josiekitten said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! We had a fabulous holiday. I'm a big fan of Suz' blog too - she never ceases to amaze me with her crocheting speed!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hope he makes the paper. That car is such a yummy color! No wonder it caught the reporter's attention.
Rinda