Yesterday was a busy working day with interviews in the morning and then meetings all afternoon. By the time I finished work I was feeling really tired and as a result I didn't get my sewing out. Instead I chilled out watching a couple of episodes from an early series of the Great British Sewing Bee. I find it really good for ideas and it reminds me about techniques I haven't used for ages. Today is my day off (I only work 4 days) and so I was free to get on with my sewing. I decided to work on the dress for Luna Lapin first. I quickly hand stitched the collar to the inside and added the press stud closures. The hem was quickly completed as was the bow. Luna wanted to go out into the garden for the photo shoot. I found it difficult to please her with backgrounds, who knew a soft toy could be so demanding.
Luna now wants to know when I'll do the rest of the shoot for her portfolio and how many new dresses I'm making her.
Once I'd finished with Luna, I sorted out a backing and wadding for the baby quilt. It didn't take long to sandwich the quilt and now I'm ready to start quilting tomorrow. I used the blue fabric I'd used on the quilt top for the backing and I also sorted out two possible fabrics for the binding. I haven't taken a picture of the quilt sandwich.
Yesterday I told you about day 1 of our trip to Norfolk. On day 2 we went bird watching in the morning. We visited RSPB Snettersham. As we headed onto the reserve we met a couple who told us there were no birds to see. We found a very different situation, with loads of birds with young. The black headed gull colony had a lot of very cute chicks, there were groups of avocets and oyster catchers. There was a barnacle goose with a family of 8 goslings and we enjoyed watching their antics. We walked all round the reserve and I loved this mural on the new hide .
The whole reserve was alive with daisies and other wild flowers. We enjoyed watching the birds, and trying to identify the different flowers. The morning was really enjoyable.
In the afternoon we went to Castle Rising. The village is called Castle Rising and so is the 12th century castle built by William d'Albini II. We parked near the church before taking a walk around the village. The church tower was an interesting shape
To get into the castle you have to cross the deep earthworks. Once inside the earthworks the first thing we did was to take a circuit around the top. A child wanted to roll down the bank but the parents stopped them as the slope was very steep.
The keep is very well preserved and quite lavishly decorated.
Luna is so so cute, no wonder she is such a diva. The garden photo was such a good idea. The church was very interesting. I love old churches. Glad you had such a lovely trip.ReplyDelete
Luna Lapin is adorable even if she is a diva! Your photos of churches and castles are incredible and look like a memorable and fun trip to have taken.ReplyDelete
Your Luna is lovely and so is her pretty dress. I haven't heard of Castle Rising before, that keep is so well preserved and I'm sure your visit must have been very interesting.ReplyDelete
I love bunnykins & her photo shoot, ever so clever. I always think of many round church towers in Norfolk, but that one is very majestic. Thanks for taking us on the tour of your day out. Take care & hugs.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing the photos of your latest trip away, always love seeing those old castles, churches, and such like, so much history from years long ago. Seems that your little Luna has turned into a big of a diva nos she has had her photo shoot!ReplyDelete
Just darling, Lyndsey. SEW glad that you have finished her up!ReplyDelete