owned by the National Trust.
We have recently returned from a few days holiday visiting the South West of England, after promising ourselves we should tour around more in our own country.
The picture above is Lanhydrock House, a magnificent Late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters , gardens and a wooded estate. There are 50 rooms to explore and the gardens are particularly spectacular, especially at this time of year - we visited in early June.
The following photographs were taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall, the plants are just stunning, I particularly loved the gorgeous bright blue ones, sorry but I forgot to make a note of the name, however I am sure there are some plant lovers out there who could enlighten me!
We also visited another National Trust property Killerton House in Exeter, Devon where we saw a lovely collection of costumes including a dress worn by Queen Victoria! This was one of the most exciting moments of our visit as I love anything victorian and I particularly love reading about Queen Victoria.
I am currently trying to get all my finishes completed before the summer holidays, I am working on a final private exchange that I am hoping to post next week and I am putting the finishing touches to the Christmas in July exchange for the Hooked On Exchanging Too group.
I will then be planning and stitching my first anniversary gift for the 31 July and then I will be concentrating on some of my large unfinished projects, including my HAED Gothic Rose here and The Porch Swing by Paula Vaughan (click here for progress picture) as I have been neglecting them lately!
Kathy was the winner of the Ladybird Biscornu, I shall be posting that this week.
Thankyou for your visit and happy stitching everyone!