Well, its almost the end of the summer school holidays, August has gone and its September!
I am not sure where August disappeared to, I have been, when I have been home, working on the Quilted Flower quilt, which I will be demonstrating on my first week back at classes – which isn’t till the 1st October, definitely be into Autumn and the run up to Christmas by then.
I have managed to plan all the projects for the next term of teaching, the designs all drawn up, fabric bought but I haven’t had time to make all the pieces yet, I will be working on two quilts. The first being the Quilted Flower and then the other will be Sarah’s Choice (more on that one, nearer to when I teach it) then the rest of the projects are small, gift or Christmas ideas – hoop art, wall hangings, cushions, quick makes!
August, like July has been a month of being away from my workspace a lot. Tony, my husband had to work in Coalville in Leicestershire for a week, when there he stays with my family in Derbyshire and I went up with him and had five days with them, we had a lot of rain and it was rather chilly, but still managed to go out and about. We went to Hardwick Hall and had a good look at the tapestries and needlework there and we also went around Calke, both really good houses to wander around on wet summer days.
On the couple of nice sunny days, we went for walks, across the fields and along the River Derwent, it was all rather wet underfoot and the rivers were running really high and fast, the power of water is terrific – beautiful and frightening.
The few days in Derbyshire, were a real contrast to the Bank holiday weekend, we went for an extra long weekend, Friday to Tuesday, down the caravan at Mersea Island, it was really hot and sunny. We went for walks in the mornings while it was slightly cooler and then sat and relaxed – reading or embroidering Quilted Postcards in the afternoons.
Looking at my planner, I think September is going to be as busy, away from my workspace as July and August have been……