Hi, I’m Kate from Smiles from Kate and here is my block for Sue.
I used medium to dark tones as you requested, although it is a bit lighter than the pic. It has been a lovely block to make Sue, I hope you like it.
As per Sue’s request, here is a bit about the where I am in the world.
I live in the Northeast of England, it’s probably one of the least populated areas of the country which suits me fine being a country girl. My nearest city is Newcastle upon Tyne, it has a mix of old and new buildings and is one of the smaller cities in the UK.
Newcastle is famed for it’s many bridges which span the River Tyne, this is the latest, the Millennium Eye, it tilts to let ships pass under.
Where I live used to be an area with lots of coal mines and as a small child I remember seeing men going home from the pit with black faces and their eyes showing white, but the underground mines are gone now.
This is the pit in the village I grew up in in 1940, one of my grandfathers worked here and both my grandfathers, my Dad, and many other relatives were all miners, although my Dad left after an accident he was involved in when I was quite small.
There is a lot of farming in the Northeast and the scenery is lovely, dotted with small villages. We have a beautiful coastline too with golden beaches of deep sand, but unfortunately we don’t get a lot of hot weather to use them so much. We have castles too and it is where the Emperor Hadrian built his wall to keep out the Scotts, in fact if it were still there I would have been born Scottish.
This is Bamburgh Castle one of the most famous in the North East.
I hope you have enjoyed a snapshot of where I live.
With our postal system I can send up to 100g so I enclosed a piece of fabric anyway for no extra cost. It went in the post today.
With smiles from