Having collected Abigail from Ballet school, she asked to go and see Great Grandad's Tree.. this was planted to commemorate his death in Burton Latimer Church yard. We took along a couple of plants and after planting them Abigail collected feathers to decorate the site. Our next stop was at the old cemetery where her Gt Gt Grandparents were buried, we put flowers on the headstone and again it was decorated with feathers.
Here are a few of my bobbin lace pictures. The Shepherd girl was made using 33 different colours of thread. The Peacock has coloured "eyes" and body. The mini and VW have always been a favorite. The two pieces of lace showing Jesus were part of a set of twelve, but I have only ever made these two.
Having given a talk last night on lacemaking, here are a couple of my pillows, one making a cowboy boot with mainly bone bobbins, the other with wooden bobbins marked with places I have visited and workshops, birthdays etc.
On Saturday Chris and I set off for a day Green Lane-ing in his old Land Rover. The weather was just about right not too hot or too cold. We started our route at Kibworth in Leicestershire, and traveled along farm tracks and tiny narrow roads. All tracks and roads being marked on an Ordinance Survey map and most only suitable for 4 x 4 vehicles. I am chief gate opener and there was a lot of climbing in and out of the LR ! An interesting sign we came across had 4 arms, 3 were Gated roads and the 4th a No through road! some of the lanes were so narrow they scrapped both sides of the LR ! good job the paintwork is not pristine! Around lunch time we came across an Inn at Peating Parva and stopped for an excellent lunch, while watching wing walkers from a local airfield.
More NEC quilts, the Tentmakers of Cario quilts were amazing, and I adore the flower garden quilt, BUT the knitted quilt won a prize, and I thought a quilt had to have three layers top, batting and backing.. this was just knitting.. quite strange.
Last night I attended a performance of a Somerset Maugham's play.
It was a magical experience, set in the wonderful setting of Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. The room in the photograph was used and the audience surrounded the players who performed in the centre of the room. In the interval we were treated to nibbles, wine and orange juice in the dinning room, while a pianist played on the grand piano. The actors and actresses were excellent, some having travelled from the USA while others were local.
Yesterday I received a package, and I am wondering where it has been ! It contains blocks I won in the May Block Lotto, and according to the Post Office arrived in this country in the state it's in! Luckily the person sending the blocks from New Mexico USA had put them in a polythene bag inside the padded envelope. Addressed to New Hampton and with the post code ripped away I am amazed it arrived in Northampton England .. thank you postman and Janet for sending them.
Thursday was our group IAM day at my house, and a BAG workshop was organised. Abigail was staying with us for three days and so joined in, making her own bag that she started last week. She is becoming more and more efficient with a sewing machine.