We stayed close to home this year and had a lovely time travelling up and down the west coast of Wales.
St. David's Cathedral, then onto the ruins of the Bishop's Palace -Cadw card courtesy of Mr Tesco clubcard
This is my first 'married' home. One of my sons was born in this house. I was so sad to leave - but needed more space. I always plant lots of lavender in the garden.
I went to my local library/museum and asked if they had any samplers in the stock room. They did, and I was invited to spend a day 'studying' them. I took photos and drew the patterns onto graph paper, and later used them in my own heirloom samplers. I usually started a sampler after a baby was born - and sewed during nap times. They hold alot of emotion for me.