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Apple Festival

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We attended an Apple Festival at Erdigg as a birthday treat for me!!! The weather was beautiful, cold, crisp and Autumnal. We took a pic nic. played rolly polly down hills and melted marshmallow over a bonfire. Erdigg is a National Trust house near to Wrexham in North Wales. The apple display was awesome. I didn’t ┬árealise that there are so many apple varieties, but we came home with bags of bargain apples.

The walled garden is lovely but I adore walled gardens. So mellow, warm and lush. The autumn colours are stunning with golden red foliage. ┬áTruly a season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” I had a lovely birthday treat and am grateful to have made it this far!image image image image image image

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Crafting in Cornwall

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The Old Post Office Tintage Crafting in Cornwall

Today was a good day, although a lot of days are! Today was a craft day, well few hours. I attended a felting workshop in the garden of The Old Post Office Tintagel. This is a a 14th Century stone house owned by The National Trust. Imagine that! Built in 1300’s as a medieval manor house about 700 years ago! Wow!
The course was about how to make a felt flower brooch. Dee-Anne McCoull was the delightful teacher and a handful of interesting ladies attended. Dee-Anne demonstrated how to felt wool tops and let our imaginations lead the way. My “flower” turned out surprisingly well for a first attempt. Although we didn’t have long the afternoon turned out very sucessfully.
Of course I bought another future project. This will join my project stash but will be made up into a lovely bag in the fullness of time.
See http://www.dee-anne-textile-artist-painter.com or email deemccoull@googlemail.com