I sewed the binding down over the weekend, and was ready for a photo shoot on Tuesday morning. I haven't had a chance to scoot down or up to Whitehead. Being by the sea, it would be lovely and refreshing to be there, but it is too hot this week to go any further than necessary. We were however meeting friends at a local National Trust property, Rowallane, for a coffee and a short walk. So, just for one day Writing from Whitehead, became Rumour from Rowallane.
Rowallane is lovely, it is a biggish house posh people used to live in, with beautiful gardens. Unfortunately the rhododendrons it is famed for are just over, so I didn't get the great photos I had hoped for. In any case, we were too busy chatting and catching up as we walked. And that really is as it should be with friends.
And so Postcard from Sweden, Writing from Whitehead, Rumour from Rowallane took on another identity. It became Hustings from the House. I looked around my own back garden and got some good photos!
The seating area just outside our back door, where Felix the Irish Hare keeps an eye on things, worked well.
Those of you with keen eyes and a good memory may spot that Felix the Irish Hare has his ears stuck on again. Thank goodness for superglue. Other glues are available that equally super. Funny enough Felix came from the National Trust.
It is a while since Felix was admiring the backing fabric I had bought for the quilt.
And then we moved up to our writer's corner with the auricula theatre. Pretentious? Moi? As Miss Piggy would say! I like to sit in the shade and so we have an area of decking under our wisteria which has just finished blooming.
I always wanted an auricula theatre, basically a garden bookcase for auricula plants. Popular in Victorian times, and I love auriculas. The auriculas are finished and have been replaced by buzzy lizzies, (impatiens). When my husband retired, the joiners shop in the company he worked for offered to make "that wardrobe your wife wanted for the garden". So, ever since known as the wardrobe. I like that, I love CS Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Monty Don who presents Gardener's World on BBC1 has a writing corner in his garden. Well, if Monty can have a writing corner in the garden, then so can I!
My quilt has come a long way since I spotted the box of Sacher Torte in Vienna and thought the design looked like Kelly's Postcard from Sweden, which she based on a postcard bought in Ikea. And I liked that postcard too at the time, I think I bought it but cant find it now.
I do hope to get to Whitehead in the next few weeks, the quilter holder upper and I will have a little day out. ~Then I can shoot my quilt in front of these houses.
This quilt is a finish in my 2nd qtr FAL list for 2018, and the list was blogged about here. This will be linked up to the FAL over the weekend.
linking up to FAL 2018
linking up to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday