Along with my pals from the Great Western Embroiderers we were invited to Lydiard House with a view to creating a stitching exhibition next year. My dodger Chum Penny also came a long with me. Sophie the curator, gave us a guided tour, which was most informative.
We had visited the adjoining church earlier in the year. and enjoyed seeing the walled garden this time in all its splendour
The trees in the surrounding parkland are wonderful too.
Lydiard is surprisingly close to Swindon.
Now it is time to start the sketchbook and make decisions.. will it be flowers, or trees. or may the plasterwork in the house. the exhibition is in March, so I have a little more thinking time yet... then must start stitching.
Must go and prepare for the meeting tonight of the Swindon Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.