Sunday, 24 August 2008

Bank Holiday Weekend

I have had a busy Bank Holiday so far, nice to think I still have a day off tomorrow too.
On Saturday evening we had originally planned to have a barbeque and invite a few friends over but we cancelled it on Thursday as the weather didn't look like it would be too good (It did rain!) So our friends who live down the road, Pete and Lesley invited us out for a meal at a locol pub called The Lawnswood. We had a lovely night as we haven't been out with them for ages, we caught up on each others news and had a nice meal and several glasses of red wine.
Sadly this morning I had a bit of a headache (I am not used to drinking much!) so I had a quiet, relaxing morning.
Then this afternoon me, the girls and my parents had a nice trip out. We live in a village called Wordsley which was famous in years gone by for it's Glass Making Industry. We have a "Cone" called the Red House Cone just down the road and it is one of only 4 remaining in the country. More information can be found about it here. It is like a big round chimney where the glass blowing etc took place. This weekend they were having an International Festival of Glass, we walked along the canal to it, saw some lovely glass work, engraving and a glass blowing demonstration. We then had a cup of tea in the Tearoom, visited the shop (all quite expensive) and then walked back along the canal home.

I managed to get some stitching done when I got home, which was a good job as I seem to have done very little over the last couple of days. I have another square of my moms done - a handbag! The pattern shows white back-stitched flowers over it, but I think I like it plain. The strap of the bag was supposed to be in beads but I used the gold thread instead which I think looks nice.

My fabric for Henry VIII and his Wives arrived Saturday morning, I had ordered a bigger piece then I needed so I have cut it to the right size but have not put it on the frame yet. I know once I do I'll be tempted to start it. I just have to wait a bit longer!!

Now I am going to continue on my Family Tree, I will post an update picture tomorrow, it seems to be growing very slowly this time !!

Ginnie x


Daffycat said...

I love the photo of the chimney; too cool!

I think the threads look just fine instead of beads. It's really coming along!

Delphyne said...

I love the gold thread. I think that was a fantastic idea!

Julie said...

Cool glass cone, i didnt know that was there.
Gold thread looks great for the bag, i like it as it is too.

Ranae said...

I would have loved to go to the International Festival of Glass, you are so lucky.
I like the gold strap, sets it off nicely.

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Miss 376 said...

Lol. it must be your luck day-I have just done the same!

I love watching them glass blowing. Fascinating how they can achieve such wonderful results

tkdchick said...

What a cute handbag!!!

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Joei said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful day out with your friends and family. Love the photo too.

Replacing the beads with gold threads is neat. It looks really nice.