Monday, 30 May 2011

Life returns to normal



We took down all the quilts in the Gallery this morning, while some very last minute visitors had a last peek at the display. The sold ones will be dealed with by the Gallery and the rest came home with me. They can have a bit of a rest over the summer and then most of them will be off on a round trip with Grosvenor Shows, starting at the Great Northern Quilt show in Harrogate at the beginning of September.


I'll keep you updated about the various venues but basically it will be at all the Autumn Fairs and most quilters in the U.K. will be familiar with those. Also check out the adverts by Grosvenor in the various U.K. quilting magazines.


And now I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to life returning to normal. I have several little trips lined up for the summer but most of all I can't wait for the sun to come out and to doing some gentle stitching while sitting in the garden. We walked the dogs after we returned home along the old railway line, along side the field in which the cotton grass is now in full bloom. A specacular display this year, no doubt due to the recent damp and wet conditions. You can also just about see our cottage at top right.


I felt fully relaxed for the first time in absolutely ages and it was a very good feeling. Roll on, more dog walks and hikes, trips to the garden centre, buying a new climbing rose for along the pergola (lost one this winter) and to stock up on the last annuals for this year's display. And of course to new work!!!


4 comments:

Sue said...

After all your hard work you deserve a good rest. Well done with the show and you must be pleased with the sales although perhaps sad to see work go? I'm sure it won't be long before you have some new works in progress.

peggy gatto said...

Enjoy!!!
Looking forward to so lovely garden pictures!!!

Terri said...

Hello Frieda, I have been catching up on your blog again. I have been here a few times but unable to post! Darn!
But I am hoping it will work tonight as Blogger seems to be working...at least most of what I want to do.
I am so thrilled for you that your exhibition went so well! That you sold some of your gorgeous quilts and that now it is finished...whew! It is fab that you now feel relieved and are able to slow down.
This is a great time of year to sit and stitch in the garden. The cotton grass looks lovely in your photo.
A new quilt? Ooooh, I am excited to see what it is....
Hugs,
Terri

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I am sure this is a lovely feeling, to have the work completed and everything at rest, for the moment! You have done so well, Frieda. May you continue to feel the warmth of that as you move on. enjoy your upcoming walks, gardening & new stitching, as I know you will! xo

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