24 July 2007

WANDERINGS

This weekend I wandered to the pretty town of Worcester about 30 miles SW of Birmingham. My friends have been living there for about 12 years and we try to get to their place at least once a year! This year the journey was a little more traumatic for some than others. The summer has yet to arrive in the UK and this weekend has seen some of the worst floods in the last 60 years - Worcester and places south - Tewksbury, Gloucester and Upton upon Severn - have been severly flooded - so much so that Tweksbury became an island. Luckily my friends don't live near the river in Worcester so we were ok! Two friends took 3 hours to go 30 miles on the motorway on Friday night but at least they made it - many people spent 9 hours on the motorway completely stationary - someone even asked a postal van stuck on the motorway if they had any copies of Harry Potter on board!!




Despite the weather we enjoyed our weekend. We visited Worcester centre a couple of times and went to see the magnificent Witley Court which was one of the grandest houses in England in Victorian times, hosting lavish parties in it's conservatory and ballroom and with some amazing gardens, all this destroyed in a fire in 1937! There were no BBQs and not a lot of time was spent outdoors but we were grateful to have running water and electricity when homes in towns nearby were without both!




WOOLLIE

The trip also provided lots of rest and relaxation and when not playing with the kids, I was busy sewing another little WIP. The embroidery and the design coming to me as I went along! Number 2 is finished and I have started number 3! I will reveal all soon!!

8 comments:

Kate said...

Wow - you have been having some amazing weather - glad you enjoyed the weekend despite the rain.

dizzyjadey said...

Hope you get some good weather soon! Love the look of your current wip.

mariannealice said...

trees and apples! I think this is just wonderful.The lavender in the pics must smell heavenly..it's one of my favourite flowers.

//FINE LITTLE DAY// said...

Lovley little trees and apples embroiderys!

TopChamp said...

They're beautiful! My folks are in Buckinghamshire - and their town is the only one to have been flooded in the county.

Still it's nice up here!

life in yonder said...

I hppy that both you and your friends have been safe from the rainy weather and (most of)its consequences.

The embroidery on wool is absolutely beautiful!

Stacy said...

Hi there - just following your comment to discover a new blog. I LOVE this embroidery!

futuregirl said...

I love all the teasing shots. So cute! Can't wait for the big reveal. :)