August Windows

It’s the first Tuesday of the month so Wild Daffodil is organising her windows photo challenge. I haven’t been out much this month to take photos so I’ve been raiding my archives!

With the open garden looming, I finally got round to replacing the broken windows in my summerhouse. This had been very airy since the door was blown off in a storm at least 18 months ago. The glass shattered, we managed to hang the door again with a lot of help from my son, but the windows were still open to the elements. I’d bought some plastic panes a few months ago as it was prohibitively expensive to buy glass, I’d just not got round to fitting them. I did it, it probably took me less than half an hour – why do we put these jobs off!!

You may remember a few months ago I did a couple of embroideries for Skipton Embroiderers Guild, we were creating a map of Skipton but wanted to surround it with images which represented where our members came from. I did one of Pudsey Bear, as I was born in Pudsey. I also stitched a poppy to represent the cenotaph in Skipton. Well the finished embroidery was on display in one of the shop windows in Skipton, I think it looks pretty good. You can just see my bear and poppy on the top row, have a look at Skipton Embroiderers Guild blog for more photos and information…

Photo by Skipton Embroiderers Guild

Last month I shared photos of Rievaulx Abbey, this month there’s Bolton Abbey and Fountains Abbey – there were lots of abbeys in Yorkshire! I would have loved to see them with their stained glass windows. I learnt a couple of months ago that the village of Glasshouses which is fairly nearby, is so called because they made the windows for the monasteries, and Smelthouses was where they made the glass.

This block is one I did a couple of years ago for my first Splendid Sampler quilt, it’s meant to be a little quilt shop. The windows are made by piecing the block, it looks a bit wonky but it’s just the photo – honest!

In comparison, the houses I’ve made for the Coming Home quilt all have appliqued windows and doors…

I’ve got lots more windows and doors to stitch in this months Coming Home blocks! For more photos of windows, have a look over on Wild Daffodils blog, she has links to everyone else participating.

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 August Windows

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Love those windows, and I’m glad you got your window panes replaced!

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  2. Gosh what a fabulous collection of windows!
    Each with its own story.
    I know what you mean about putting jobs off! Too many on my list and I know when I get round to it it won’t take too long – we are strange creatures aren’t we!
    The Skipton Map is fabulous – what a wonderful project to be part of.
    So many Abbeys ruined – they must have all been magnificent in their time.
    Patchwork windows! wonderful, I have a sample of the Cathedral window pattern somewhere that I did about 40 years ago.
    Thank you so much for your entry – a rich mix.

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Wonderful windows. I love the Abbeys as you know and your embroidery window is fabulous.

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  4. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Skipton map is stunning! How wonderful that it is displayed where so many can see and appreciate it! W delightful and varied collection of other windows. All that history-so absent over here.

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