Welcome Slow Bloggers, it's that time of the month.
It's been quite a full month in the Knotted household. Sprogs and I went away for half term - no prizes for guessing where we went first.
Yup. London. We visited the Cutty Sark - a tea clipper built ten years or so before my house.
She is a beautiful ship. If you are a fan of the novels of Patrick O'Brian, can you imagine Preserved Killick brewing up the rat-shit coffee in this pantry?
The Cutty Sark is named for the outfit worn by the witch in Robert Burns's poem Tam O'Shanter, and here is the witch herself, still clutching poor Maggie's tail.
Our holiday was full of contrasts and comparisons. I loved the Cutty Sark's beautiful rigging
and here is something entirely more modern.
We got a boat up the Thames to check out the London Eye....
...threw financial caution to the wind, and went up. It was so worth it, even on a dark and stormy day, for fantastic views. That's Westminster down below - you could see for miles.
From London to the Sussex countryside. We visited a tiny local church where we spotted this in the medieval floor tiles.
Don't you wonder about the person who decided to cheekily imortalize themselves in this way? There were other details in this simple church, like this:
and the ancient stag, who supports one corner of the whole building from his position in the bottom of a drain.
These details were modest compared to the ones on Canterbury Cathedral. Its vastness can't be conveyed by a photo, and every surface was embellished.
Even the details had details.
Inside was just as awesome.
Once we were back from half-term, I made two quilts which I like
and one abject failure, because my hapless attempt at quilting completely cocked this up (thank you so much Maureen for the expression "crud balls":-)
So that's my month - what about you? If you'd like to share what you've been doing crafty, or otherwise, over the last month, please do link up. I'd love to see!