Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Lake District, Keswick, Penrith and Ullswater

we went to the lakes for Christopher's birthday and we had a well deserved swell time, his birthday was in January but due to exams and work for both of us we celebrated the weekend just gone. We stayed in Johnby Hall a Tudor manor house, I love the lakes xxo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Quiltfest Llangollen

The other week I visited Llangollen to look at an exhibition called Quiltfest and to also meet with a lady who specialises in Sashiko quilting, Susan Briscoe. I had an excellent day and learnt a lot about different areas to explore in regards to the history of Sashiko and also how to pronounce Sashiko, which is pronounced 'sashko' the 'i' is silent.

I also met Maurine Poole who had with her a hexagon family quilt dating back to 1867. This quilt had been handed down four generations and each generation had been adding hexagons to it. It was started through necessity and is now being added to for enjoyment. Some of the hexagons are lined with old envelopes and school books. Maurine told me some great stories.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

potato printing and pork belly

been doing some potato printing, eating pork belly, me on the train home from the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool 

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