Hello, we have just got back from a holiday on Mersea Island where we completely relaxed, had long walks and BBQ dinners all in the sunshine!! Normally when we have a holiday it rains but this year we have been sooooo luckily and had sunshine.
I took lots of hand sewing with me, of course. I had completed all the machine sewing on the Friendship Quilt before we went away and I completed all the hand finishing at the caravan and on the Saturday gave it to my friends – they were really pleased with it!
I also created a Yellow Duck in one inch squares of fabric while at the caravan, I will teach this on the first week back – classes start the 13th September.
We have also been up to Derbyshire to see the family and went to both Calke Abbey, which had beautiful wild meadow borders in the walled garden, that I would love to create in stitchery!!! And we went to Belton House, here they had an exhibition in the stable of gardens and landscapes by the Lincolnshire Embroiders Guild – there were some lovely stitched artworks.
I have created a few postcards this month, the usual Yellow duck one, but also a hanging basket and sundial and finally a caravan one – seven postcards in total. The only other sewing was sewing on name labels on school uniforms for my nieces and nephew in Derbyshire!!