Since Friday my left hip and lower back have seized up and i was struggling to move, asked my OH if he would take me out for a drive as sometimes the vibration from the road helps ease back pain even though it exacerbates the Fibromyalgia, i really can’t win.
The lovely Lorna Knight had tweeted about the Leek Embroiderers having their work out on show so off we went to Ipstones and St Leonards church to see their embroidery. I had a lovely surprise when we arrived as Lorna was there talking the visitors through the embroidered pieces and we managed to have a chat. Thank you Lorna for a wonderful time, so glad you tweeted, wouldn’t have known to visit so keep up the good work lol.
This is the view from where you can get a wonderful cuppa and a cake for £1. The ceiling has been taken back to it’s original wood, there are hand embroidered kneeling cushions and the main attractions are close to the Alter. Didn’t take any images of the embroidered pieces but their beauty is in my memory bank along with some of the amazing couching and real gold thread techniques that were used at the time.
The pieces are very delicate, the main Alter piece is being sent away for restoration, the church is trying to raise just over £2000 to make this happen.
Have to say thank you to the ladies who baked the most wonderful cakes and especially to the lady who makes the jam, managed to get a jar of greengage which is my favourite and very hard to find.
Tried this on some seeded bread with butter and wafer thin ham, it is mouth wateringly wonderful…
On the DLP prompt this week we are to use feathers, isn’t this a fantastic stained glass window and there is a feather being held. Whilst looking outside the church we found four real feathers which i plan to add to my journal.
The full stained glass window.
An image for my background textures, this is the stone the church is built from.
View of the graveyard attached to the church. The church and grounds are well taken care of, here are some of the flowers that are still growing around the building.
On the way home we drove to Lorna’s new Studio and had a look around.
The building is beautiful, loving the colour of the bricks that have been used and the colour of the paintwork is a fabulous grey.
View from the approach to the Sewing Academy.
View from the front of the Studio and the cottage that Lorna lets next door.
A sneak peek into the Studio from the window outside, there is loads of room to play. Would highly recommend attending any of Lorna’s workshops, she is patient, very knowledgeable and you will come away with more knowledge than you bargained for.
Well, that was our day out on Sunday. The good news is that my back felt better when we were driving but not so good when i had to get out of the car. Am no better and waiting to see the GP, meanwhile i can think of ways to use some of the techniques used by the Leek Embroiderers in my sewing projects.
Thanks for dropping by.