Friday, 18 June 2010

I have just spent a couple of days in Somerset, was very blessed with lovely weather, had a morning in Wells, and the cathedral, it is such a beautiful building.

The scissor arches are amazing, well worth a visit. The altar frontal are displayed round the walls some amazing work,designed by Jane Lemon and Maurice Strike.

I really loved this

A boat
Home of a fish a man
that once rode a stormy sea
and from which nets were cast on the
the right side
now lies

Broken and holed

Empty and silent

The shell of a past
from which
on white steps,
life went forth

it was made by Anna Sikorska

After Lurch in a great pub in Mells we visited the walled garden, what an unexpected delight, it used to belong to the rectory and is medieval, a jumble of wonderful cottage garden plants.

of course I came home with some plants, unfortunately not the beautiful "Black Lace Elder"

I also went to Stour Head and walked round the lake, very grand but prefer the charm of the walled garden, where you could eat a cream tea sitting on a bale of hay covered with a rug under an old apple tree with a rose climbing through it, just perfect in the afternoon sun.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Art in the Garden went well and my felt stood up well to a night of torrential rain, there was some lovely work there, several pieces by students doing degrees in floristry

You nearly missed this wonderful necklace,made using papyrus

loved this one made by Heather Brown

Just a small selection of work.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Today I hung Decopodastica, quite pleased with it, but looking at the pictures I know one bud needs lowering, see what I can do tomorrow. I am hoping it does not rain too much over the next 4 days while the show is on. There was some amazing work being assembled, look forward to seeing it all when I go back tomorrow.

Will do a few more photos tomorrow and take some of the other work.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Been working very hard on piece for show, all done and ready to hang,do that this week, will post pictures when done.
Took 56 to Rye for lunch, in glorious weather, great day out.
Lots of gardening, pleased with how it looks, but weeds growing like mad, will get out there and pull a few. Today I am teaching, Bag making, I think only 6 students,a nice number if some are new to felt making.

The Mallards seem to enjoy garden pond.