June Windows

Over on Wild Daffodil there’s a photo challenge each month on the theme of windows. I wasn’t sure at first about having the same topic all year, but I’m enjoying looking out for windows on my walks.

Last week my walking buddy and I completed the Welcome Way with a walk from Baildon to Otley. We passed through the village of Esholt, a pretty village most well known as being the original set for the TV programme Emmerdale.

Walking through I spotted a lovely row of cottages above a little green and I recognised the name, Bunkers Row. When I was doing my family history research which morphed into a full one name study of my maiden name, Bickerdike, I discovered two of these cottages were lived in by Bickerdikes, back in the 1800’s I think. I love the arched windows in the middle cottage.

Bunkers Row

On Monday we walked from Grassington to Kettlewell over the moors, it was another section of the Lady Anne Way. On the tops, in a particularly lonely spot, we passed ‘Bare House’, an old farmhouse which is now just been used as a barn. The shutters were blowing in the wind.

Bare House

It was an amazing place, though I wasn’t sure about the bathing arrangements!

Bare House

We carried on down to Kettlewell, a little village near the top of Wharfedale. We were approaching by Parkrash, a steep road up and over to Coverdale. Our height gave us an interesting perspective over the village. This little corner looked fascinating. The arched windows are clearly a converted chapel, the windows on the white painted cottage almost look like weavers windows, especially having more windows at the side upstairs. Weavers windows are a style used in little cottages from the days when they would weave on a loom at home. They needed as much light as possible so upstairs there would be a long row of windows. They are seen a lot in the old textile areas of Yorkshire.


I’m finishing this post with a little glimpse of a machine embroidery I’ve just stitched for a travelling sketchbook n the subject of windows, more of this later!

Window embroidery

I’m finishing this post with a little glimpse of a machine embroidery I’ve just stitched for a travelling sketchbook n the subject of windows, more of this later!

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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11 Responses to June Windows

  1. What a delightful post with a wonderfully diverse collection of windows.
    I’m glad you are enjoying looking out for them – that’s what I enjoy about challenges – it gets me to notice things I might otherwise pass by without a thought.
    I laughed at the al fresco bathroom!
    Yoyr machine embroidery looks gorgeous, I look forward to seeing more.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Window Challenge! ❤ ❤

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  2. tialys says:

    Well that would certainly be a bath with a view.

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  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your walks always come by interesting places. Focusing on windows is an interesting way to add to a walk. That bathroom didn’t need windows. ha…. Looking forward to seeing your traveling book.

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  4. Laura says:

    I am loving this series of window photos! The scenery, architecture and history are wonderful!

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  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Great collection this month, Margaret—thank you!
    🛀 a bit daring! 🤣

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  6. KerryCan says:

    Such nice variety of windows!

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    Love all those windows!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. nanacathy2 says:

    What fabulous windows, especially the ones with family connections and the one you made all by yourself, so pretty.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Irene says:

    What an interesting village. 😊

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