Saturday, September 22, 2007

England watercolor journal







Five pages from the watercolor journal I kept while in England on the Textile Tour. The first is a garden we visited near Abergavenny, Wales. The second is Tintern Abbey, or Abany Tyndyrn as it is known in Welsh. Next is the Old Stocks Hotel in Stow on the Wold, our hotel for several days. I want to live in this town! The next sketch was made inside Jen Jone's shop. And the last page is from Hay on Wye--if I can't live in Stow, I will be happy to settle for Hay. It is known for being a town full of bookshops, and it is, but it also has some excellent antique shops, contemporary crafs, and one of the best tea shops we found in England (The Old Stables Tea Room). Tell them I sent you, the next time you drop in for a spot of tea and some wonderful Lemon Drizzle Cake.

3 comments:

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Loved reading about your trip to my area of the world. It is always so refreshing to see our own back garden through the eyes of visitors. The watercolour sketchbook is a delight. If you visit my blog.... you will find some of the links you mention in a previous post.
Best wishes
Maggie

marina said...

I did look at your blog--the Knitting and Stitching show is on my list of places to visit as soon as possible. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

--marina

Joanne said...

love this entry--cool blog!

Joanne from seamrippers