So this month we had family visiting, two music festivals (my daughter not me but still impacted on my plans), a wedding, a two day art/craft festival, decorating two teenager bedrooms and last week I had two lovely ladies come and stitch for three days-ish. The ish is because I included visits local sites, Blenheim Palace, and Oxford and I threw in some local villages and a 'Midsommer Murder' location for good measure.
They were from Melbourne and had built a visit to Appletree into their busy European visit, to partake of some patchworking. We did rotary cutting and pinning and stitching, mixing fabrics and looking at photography as a useful notebook that can become a personal visual resource and lots more. Great fun and hugely rewarding.
And before you ask I am not set up for B&B but rather fortunately, the ancient thatched cottaged over the lane is so it all worked out rather well.
So if you fancy a couple of days of creative stitching or papercutting let me know.
|Piles of fabrics ready to be raided
|Happily cutting and stitching and chatting
|Dustin checking quality of ironing!
|Experimental panel using some very vintage
fabrics with velvets
|Beautiful Japanese cottons sliced and ready for assembly
|Lovely panel that will be made into a cushion cover,
linens and cottons