'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Wednesday 27 May 2009

A Wednesday wander

We went to Lydiard Park in Swindon with Mr and Mrs Cheese and Ronaldo the wonder dog.


Ronaldo was taking a press call when we arrived chez Cheddar, but I can report that the fame has not gone to her head – although she had to take a refreshing  dip in the lake at Lydiard to recover. [Swimming is her second favourite sport after football.]

We looked round the house and the church – well worth aIMG_6694 visit. The Church seems to have avoided the attentions of both the Parliamentarians during the Civil War, and the Victorians, so it looks pretty much as it must have done for at least 200 years – box pews and lots of fascinating monuments.

Of course I managed to find some textiles [apart from those represented in stone or wood].



The Lord’s Prayer in crochet [?] -








a beautiful altar cloth -






and a stunning cover for the Book of Commemoration for those killed in WW1.





Today’s C&G sample is  another sun print on predyed cotton, with corded quilting. I was lazy and used twin needle machine stitching to make the channels.

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