Well we knew it would be popular but I honestly don't believe Lucy and the Organisers could have dreamed of the vast numbers who came from, not just all over the UK, but worldwide. Some had travelled from as far afield as Canada. In the same B&B as me were ladies from the Netherlands, in fact everyone staying here was heading to Yarndale (apart from one husband who had a great time in The Dales on his motorbike)
My first destination on Saturday was Lucy and Tracy's Studio. It was just as lovely as expected, a picture of creativity.
Most of my photos are on my camera and it doesn't "talk" to my Ipad so these are just a few to whet your appetite until I get home.
One of these lovelies is making the journey with me. I wonder if anyone can guess which?
I saw Tracy at Yarndale today (what a lovely young lady she is too) and she said there were so many visitors yesterday she almost had to close the studio doors.
After the visit to the studio it was time to set off for Yarndale, it was a lovely day so I decided to walk through the park to see the yarnbombing.
I think I can guess who chose those colours!
Must be getting nearer.
It's bunting time!
Yes, I made it...... I really did.
Remember the flags I made and sent to be part of the Yarndale bunting display? Well, like many others who contributed, I wondered if I would see any of mine .... I looked at the gate post ....
Wow .... I think that is one of mine!
At least I know my package made it. I felt very happy as I crossed the road and joined the, very long, queue. We were soon inside, especially if you had a prepaid ticket. What an amazing sight welcomed us.
The first things I wanted to see were Fi's (Marmalade Rose blog) wonderful felt creations. I had to buy one of her beautiful brooches, the hard part was choosing. I think Fi thought I had taken root!
It is beautiful.
Next - the Knit and Natter Lounge where I met the lovely Lucy and was able to see her fabulous work
Then I went to see all the fantastic displays. Tempting wasn't the word!
Do you remember the programme I mentioned - "The Fabric of Britain" ? Well it featured the beautiful work of Vintage designer Susan Crawford who was at Yarndale with her amazing patterns, like this 40's inspired jumper
Just so much to see and I will show more photographs as promised but, for me, the icing on the cake was meeting a lovely group of friends from Instagram.
Photo courtesy of the lovely Heather (The Patchwork Heart - front row, righthand side) Don't we look happy? We did so much laughing and chatting. Ladies, you were all as lovely as your cyber selves. Thank you for making the day extra special.
Tomorrow - home I go and - part two of Yarndale.