Stratford Upon Avon and watery makes
Welcome to Stratford Upon Avon.
We are here enjoying the April sunshine by the River Avon.
South of the current town centre is the church where Shakespeare is buried.
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the place where his work is kept very much alive.
The back of the theatre.
Stratford Church. Sadly closed for a couple of weddings so no tomb pics.
Beautiful apple blossom.
After the shock of my step father's death, a little earlier than the oncologist thought, I had a craving to make something blue.
This little mini quilt is what happened.
I loved paper piecing the pond itself then appliqueing the leaves flowers and wings.
I had some stash beads which were just right for the dragonfly bodies.
Sirdar Colourwheel shade 204 was great for this slouch hat.The turquoise shades have yet to be used. I think someone got the yarn weight wrong for this pattern as it only took half the stated amount.
I wore this hat with a grey polo neck and my tweed jacket for the Stratford trip, so was very warm.
The new needles I bought there deserved their own little needle case.
It will join the crochet roll and bag set.
The joy I felt during the trip led to me pulling out all my fav Laurel Burch fabrics. I bought a pretty 5" sheathed serrated knife from Stratford market. Clearly it was made for cutting bread rolls or buttering them on an impromptu car picnic. So the car needed it's own joyful adventuring rucksack.
Back in watery reeds and blue- inner with zippered pocket edged in diagonal rainbow binding. 3 patched pockets, 2 of which are in rainbow horses fabric.
Middle in purple -lining with 3 patched pockets in rainbow horses fabric. The big one is divided into 2.
Front in rainbow horses on lilac- outer 2 zipped pockets edged in rainbow binding and a gusseted rainbow horse magnetic closure pocket.
They layered up to create this rucksack. Front.
How the lining pockets work within each outer zip pocket.
Outer back of rucksack. The buckle clips attach the front to the back to make it secure and adjustable.
It was wonderful to work with such happy colours. Hubby laughed when he saw it and I told him it was our rucksack for the car. Apparently if we come across a gang of Hells Angels in a Zombie Apocalypse, it will rapidly be transferred to my shoulders.
Have you had any makes lately which made you grin from ear to ear?