Thursday, 19 May 2011

A Day Out, A Finish and Some Shopping

It's been a beautiful, sunny day today and I just want to share a few things with you.
Firstly, DH and I went to a garden on the north Norfolk coast at a place called Beeston Regis.  It's called Priory Gardens and it was the first time we'd been there.  We shall return as the gardens were delightful - maybe rather wild for some people's tastes, not exactly manicured - but a wonderful collection of plants, ponds and walks.  The cakes and lunches were also top notch,  broccoli and Stilton quiche for me, a fillet of fresh plaice for Al, all eaten in beautiful sunshine with the birds singing.  Here are a few pictures and here's the website,  Oh yes, I forgot, there's a maze, created in 1995 to echo the floor plan of the original Beeston priory and planted with purple copper beech, hornbeam and escallonia, great fun.

I've finished my New Zealand wallhanging today and so I've made more progress through my "to do" list for 2011.  I made a brooch yesterday which might or might not go to my swap partner in Susie's brooch swap, I'm not giving any clues away!  It's Friday Night Sew In tomorrow and I'm looking forward to an additional sewing project using the lovely collection of six inch floral fabric squares I received in a giveaway recently, from Susan, the Quixotic Crafter.
Finally today I want to share the goodies I bought at the Woad Centre - all those of you who commented were dead right, I didn't come away empty handed, you know me so well! 
Some woad pigment as I can't imagine I'll be successful in growing my own.
Some goodies from Woad-Inc's delightful range of toiletries.
Some wonderful indigo threads:  
And I couldn't resist this delicious woad-dyed throw designed by Bernadette with the Woad-Inc flower trademark woven into the design.


  1. I thought the garden photo's might have been from your garden to start with;o) They are beautiful gardens all the same. I like what you did with the brooch and the beads. You certainly bought lot's of goodies, gorgeous throw. Oh and I love the NZ wall hanging of course!

  2. Your wallhanging is a lovely reminder of your trip, nice work. I'm impressed that you've already finished your brooch as I haven't even started.

  3. Your Kiwi wallhanging is great, and will certainly remind you of your trip. was so nice to meet up with you both at Paekakariki!

  4. Lovely garden pics, I prefer them a bit wild and not too manicured. Good luck with the brooch swap it sounds like fun!
    Teresa x


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