I've been up to so much, I don't know where to start.
So - first of all I'll start with the Open Studios at Bramble Patch with Edwina MacKinnon and Catherine Nicholls. I didn't time my arrival too well as a coach party had just arrived. But I bided my time and waited so I could have a chat with them both. So here's a photo of a more relaxed open studio.
And just an aside about The Bramble Patch - they now have a weekly newsletter, so just subscribe on their website.
And then I went onto The Splendour of Stitch at Wycliffe Memorial Methodist Church in Lutterworth. This is an annual exhibition by the Lutterworth Embroiderer's Guild and it's a great opportunity to see all the members work. They also had lovely tea and cake on offer. here are some photos from here too:
These are from our Carol Naylor class.
These are our aprons from our class with Jamie Maldon from Colouricious. A great way to display them
I love these elephants and will be asking for a workshop to make one - they are so cute.
And these are some of the pieces made at our Janet Bolton class.
And then yesterday I had a very exciting day with some friends - at the Battle of Bosworth re-enactment. It was great. Here are a couple of the banners, beautifully made.
Here is the Battle of Nations.
They were fab - no holds barred, full on fighting.
And then there was the re-enactment. It was very well done and a great spectacle.
If you do get the opportunity to go - please do.
There was so much to see we didn't fit it all in.
Anyway - hope you're still making the most of the fine weather.