Sunday, 6 June 2010

My chill weekend

Life has been rather full at least later and I was in two minds (and it would appear that Sharne had the same thought) to cancel our trip to Missenden Abbey

But so glad we didn't, this is my bedroom at Ann’s and the view from my bedroom window.

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Woke up to the sound of birds singing and bees humming, slept ALL night, wonderful.  Sun shone and we had breakfast on the patio.

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Ann has tried patch work but it is not really her thing! she started making this owl bag last winter, I really like it and now have the pattern for it as I have a friend (Jill)who loves owls, and one day, when I have quite moment I will make her one.   

Then it was time to do what we had come to do.  Learn how to develop our design/purpose of stitching, must admit this is all a bit above me, but they are a lovely group of ladies.  I think we are meant to be establishing what our doing means to us…………..

But any way, we first stopped off to enjoy a coffee in the grounds of the Abbey, and was rewarded by a young dear loping across the garden in front of us.  We were to enthralled that neither of us thought to reach for our camera.

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The course tutor was Hilary Bower who is also a member of the 62 Group.  Hilary has taught a Missenden for 20 years and this was her final session.  The short time that I have worked with her I have found that she has massive insight, it is she that identified that I should explore my current theme ‘Barriers’

Because it was her last day – we all had to eat cake!

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Then it was off down to the pub ham egg and chips – yum and then back to the cottage to do Sharne;s home work that she had been set by Hilary.

But firstly we had to take some photos of Ann’s lovely garden.

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Ann gave me one of her lettuces to take home.IMG_6653Rinsed my fabrics out that I had left to dye over the weekend.  These are for a workshop that I am running next weekend. IMG_6654Then over the fields for a walk with Ralph and to see Mum and Dad.

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