The squares are all done for the blue blanket but there is still a way to go - making up my mind whether to crochet or stitch them together would be a start, then there's the blocking and a border.
I finally got round to a mandala for Yarndale, thought I'd missed the boat on this one but there's still plenty of time. I'm a bit nervous about covering it with PVA glue on the back but all the others seem to have survived it.
The colour scheme is loosely based on these scented beauties from my garden
Rhapsody in Blue
Wish I could share the scent.
Miss T the younger has finished uni for the year and is home looking for summer jobs which is easier said than done. We decided to take a break from all that on Monday and went down to Sissinghurst Castle to wander round the magnificent garden created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicholson.
Sissinghurst has a varied history - Queen Elizabeth I had a three-night stay there and in the 1700s it was a prison. Today, Sissinghurst is famous for the series of 'garden rooms' that Vita and Harold created, the most well known of these is the white garden. It is now owned and maintained by the National Trust.
The shots below were difficult because I'm scared of heights. They are taken from the top of the Elizabethan Tower shown in the first pic (the climb up the stairs was a bit of a challenge too!).
I've been there so many times and I never tire of the gardens, they are so beautiful, but I'm not sure my photos do them justice.
Hope all is well out there ...