There is also a little museum in Honiton high street that is dedicated to Honiton lace but unfortunately it was closed when we went that day. They sell little bits of antique lace there in a basket by the till and have a lovely 20 minutes or so truffling about in there and bringing home some little gems.
A little bit of writing history on my desk and again I can not help but wonder who owned this originally and what letters were written. It says to me a lady that is for sure, it is not something I believe would have graced a mans writing desk. So letters to family and friends or to her hat maker or indeed a love letter or two ... you see how my mind works!!! I get so carried away with my little stories from my truffled treasures ..
The first thing I am going to do when it is fully recovered is go have a good rummage and truffle in my stitchery room in all the cupboards and drawers of gorgeous fabrics, linens and embroidery threads along with mother of pearl button stash, I have missed it and it has to be done! sniff and stroke all the fabrics and coo over the threads ... why is it when you can not bend so readily, everything you need seems to be at ground level!
The weather is again beautiful and summer fills the air. After I have finished chatting to you all I am going to make a cup of coffee and get my project basket and my journal and go and sit in our garden under the shade of our umbrella and start my day. Fresh air and the garden with all the wildlife early before the sun makes them retreat. Its not a bad work environment and I know how lucky I am believe me.
I am enjoying being in the garden stitching and something else we had a thunder storm with an hour of rain the other day, it did the garden some good. The air and garden smelt fresh when it was over and the sun shone throughout! very unusual indeed. It was the first rain we had here since April. It has been forecast but never arrived until last week.
So on to this week well as I said last Friday I have a good amount of time to stitch which I am pleased with but also an appointment at the photographers later in the week.
Whilst sat stitching I gather my thoughts and sip at my coffee happily being proactive. I have to say that I will have to get up every hour and have a wander other wise my back gets a bit sore.
Can you believe it is nearly August already? August to me means one thing and it is the gorgeous Cotswolds fair and our annual get together with friends and dinner and laughter in the evening when we stay over. I love this fair and it is only two weeks away so I am getting very excited about it. When I look back though it does not seem like a year ago, where oh where has that gone?
Still until then my work has to be my focus.
Although more slowly than I personally like things are getting done and ticked off the list so I can see that there is progress, even though some days I feel that there has not been enough. That is the great thing about list, you see the line through something completed and feel immense gratification, or at least I do anyway.
Well that is me for today and I will be back here tomorrow and update you on my antics, I can here Mr blackbird singing outside which is unusual in the morning at this time. He must be happy.
Have a wonderful day today and as always ... Happy Stitching! XX