There has been quite a bit of talk around the web about the beautiful colours of Autumn this year and while I was on my way to my brother's yesterday afternoon I just had to stop and photograph this beautiful avenue of trees in Woodhall Spa. I had already driven down a similar avenue of glorious colour with yellow leaves fluttering down like a light shower as I drove into the town/village. I don't often get up into this part of Lincolnshire and I was surprised by the beauty of the countryside up there. If only I'd had more time to stop and take it all in! I can see DH and I going back for a photographic shoot before too long.
Well, my weekend and workshop went off well, considering. Considering what? Considering I fell out of the house as I was leaving Saturday morning, folded my ankle right over and ended up in a big heap with a badly bruised foot! How did that happen?! It could have been worse, at least I didn't break it! I did a very creditable version of Hop-a-long Cassidy all weekend and did manage to make the workshop although I left early as my energy was waning and the foot was hurting. Today I have been confined to my recliner on foot rest!
Sheena Norquay (pronounced Norkwye) was a very good teacher and I learned a lot of basics that I hadn't considered before as well as the techniques I had gone to the workshop for. Unfortunately we were so busy I didn't get chance to take any photos but I will take some of the work in progress tomorrow and get it posted. Sheena didn't allow any photography of her work so I can only direct you to her website for images.
You may remember a week or three ago I mentioned a giveaway that Cameron was having on her blog. Well, I won! If you scroll down a couple of posts on Cameron's blog you will see the photo of her sister wearing the dress.
The lace is really pretty, especially the slightly heavier lace around the handkerchief edge. The dress is a very delicate peach colour. Thank you Cameron for a very lovely gift. I will live with it for a while before I decide what to do with it. It seems too lovely to cut up but I am a bit too old to wear the style so reincarnation may be its destiny!
While we were down at my Mum's the other week we had some help clearing out her shed:
This little fellow kept my DH company for quite a while and hopped about from place to place. There was certainly a good supply of woodlice for him and even the odd worm!
We did find time for a little walk on the beach on a beautifully bright afternoon culminating in Apple Pie and Custard in the beach cafe. Yum!
You can see how different the beach is in the Thames Estuary compared with the beach in St Ives (below).