On Friday I went to work at Fleetwood Magistrates Court. Fleetwood is not a photogenic place but en route we ( i.e me and Dennis the chauffeur) spied a sign for a glass studios and returned for a peek. The factory was not that interesting but I loved these quirky sculptures along the drive.
From there we headed up to Cumbria and had time to call in at Fairfield Mill in Sedbergh which houses tiny 'studios' ( inverted commas because some artists appear to work there, although none were in residence when we were there, others just use them as showcases) and displays as well as old looms and weaving information. Technically no photography is allowed but I persuaded them to let me take views from the end of the rooms.
Had my brand new camera been bought for the strength of its zoom lens and had I had an obsession with other people's sketchbooks and had I had a certain disregard for the rules I might have taken some closer shots of those books on the floor. But only for my own memory.
Today I found a bit of time to work on my last C&G Patchwork final piece. I need to do a container and the plan is to make a slip case containing a wallet inspired by each place we intend to visit on our Round the World Trip in November. The wallets will contain our notes and bookings confirmations etc on the way out and then brochures tickets etc as souvenirs when we return. The Hong Kong one is just getting its final touches. This is the first completed one: No prizes for guessing which country. but I wonder if you can guess what the outer cover is made from? It doesn't photograph that well so that should make it harder for you!