Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday Musings

Little Treasure started nursery last week. She's settled in really well and comes home full of beans and chattering nineteen to the dozen! And so it is that I now find myself with two afternoons a week on my own, which, to be honest, I'm finding a bit strange! For the last year and a half my sole purpose has been to look after and entertain this little being who has been growing up before my eyes...and now I can start to do things just for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about this new found 'freedom' (and I can enjoy it in the knowledge that Little Treasure is more than happy with the new arrangement)...it's just I'm still at the stage where I can't quite believe I can do exactly what I fancy! Needless to say I have lots of thoughts and plans for filling my time and my main hope is that I'll be able to focus more on all things Textile Treasure Seeker-related. Watch this space!

I thought you might like to see what we did this weekend...

 
Saturday saw us heading to Chipping Sodbury for the Vintage and Handmade Textile Fair. Here's my stall, complete with lots of new things for sale and a new layout.

 


 
It was a great day and, as always, it was lovely to see so many people.Thank you if you were one of those who came to say "hello"!

I had my eye on this dress all day at the fair and rather fell in love with it. Such pretty colours and great potential for skirt twirling and swishing when worn I imagine! I resisted temptation this time...if only I could have thought of an event to justify its purchase!


Yesterday (as loyal National Trust members!) we met some friends at Coughton Court (near Alcester) for a Sunday trip out.

Coughton Court is the home of the Throckmortons and has seen its fair share of history. It's fascinating to look around and I loved the family sitting room, complete with roaring log fire and someone playing the piano. It had a wonderfully cosy and lived-in feel to it.



 



The highlight for Little Treasure was the ducks. As soon as they got wind that our friends had brought some bread with them, the ducks flocked out of the water to greet us with great enthusiasm!

Just by the orchard we spotted these sunflowers poking their heads above a hedge. I love sunflowers, they're such cheerful flowers.

No trip to a National Trust property would be complete without tea and cake. I had a very yummy slice of treacle tart...just the thing for an autumnal afternoon! 

As if all this this wasn't enough, we were also able to curl up in front of the fabulous new series of Downton Abbey last night...oh, I do love Sundays!

5 comments:

Liz said...

Love the look of your stall! Sounds like the perfect Sunday.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

hensteeth said...

It was very lovely to see you all on Saturday and fancy Little T starting Nursery. Crikey, it's flying by.
Another beautiful place to add to my 'Must Visit' list.
xxxx

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Lovely to see you and Little Treasure on Saturday ~ can't believe that she is at nursery already! You should have bought that dress...
Ali x

AnniD said...

Your stall was looking very tempting and lovely. Enjoy your free afternoons. See you soon!

The Fabric of my life said...

It was so lovely to see you all last Saturday, that little girl gets cuter every time I see her. I agree with Ali you should have bought that dress!