Friday Photo Challenge

OK, I’ve checked and the photo challenge from Postcard from Gibraltar for yesterday is definitely  Climb, so here’s another collection of photos !

As most of you know, my favourite fell to climb is Catbells, it’s only little at 1480 feet but it’s quite a pull to get to the summit, and there’s glorious views all along the way up to distract you for a rest!


I’ve stitched various pictures of Catbells, this one is my most recent. It’s a for a quilt to be auctioned for an Ovarian Cancer charity, Kate from Tall Tales from Chiconia organises one each year and puts it all together. This year it’s called Teal it on the Mountain, so I could do another picture of Catbells.View over Derwentwater from Catbells

This is the view as you’re just starting to come down from the summit towards Grange (for a nice cup of tea!) looking over Derwentwater towards Skiddaw on the left and Blencathra in the distance, the town of Keswick is nestled  at the bottom.

Looking over to Borrowdale from the top. This was my 50th birthday walk and my two partners in crime are enjoying their lunch. We had a fabulous day!

Catbells from Keswick, taken from our hotel on the Heads.

This was my entry for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook. The inchies on the left represent different aspects of the walk such as the launch across Derwentwater and the field patterns you can see in Newlands Valley on the far side of Catbells.

This was a little workshop we did at Embroiderers Guild called Rolling Landscapes, a long thin embroidery depicting Catbells and the nearby fells.

One of my early images of Catbells, this is the front cover of my Travelling Sketchbook on the theme of mountains. It is now filled with embroideries from my friends in my Embroiderers Guild.

My sister, me and Wags the dog on Catbells

A cute photo to finish, though it’s quite scary to think this was half a century ago!!! This is me near the top of Catbells with my elder sister and our dog Wags. As you can see I am very suitably dressed for walking in a little white dress and red shoes!! I’m not sure how much I walked that day but family lore says I climbed up Catbells under my own steam aged 4, bribed with squares of Kendal Mint Cake!

For more images of Climbs, please follow the link to Postcard from Gibraltar.



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. Mary says:

    Beautiful! I recognized one of “your partners in crime” from the backside. Just a lovely collection of photos!

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    A wonderful collection of photos. I enjoyed seeing the family photo. Wags is almost as cute as you are. I have a picture of me at about the same age with a sweet little dress on fishing. ha… What were our parents thinking?

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  3. I so love following your adventures ~ Sharon

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  4. prue batten says:

    Wonderful photos and memories. The idea of your Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook is simply brilliant and again, a wonderful memory to have of not just your ‘soul’ place, but also your friends. Your own addition is clever – patterns seen on the ground from on high, simplistic views. I’ll try and suggest to my own embroidery group that we do something similar but I don’t expect any takers…

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  5. That beautiful image you’ve created in patchwork could almost be Gibraltar! Just beautiful 😍

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