Friday, 26 July 2013

Port Sunlight and Edward Burne-Jones.....

The Lady Lever Art Gallery

Sponsa de Libano Water colour by Edward Burne-Jones. This painting is over three meters tall and is based on the song of Solomn in the bible.

Veiw though the arch at the end of Queens mile.

How posh is this sign for neighbourhood watch.

Port Sunlight Museum
Tiny tea cup ans saucer a little treat from DH.
Yesterday was another gloriously sunny day.  Colin and I decided to make the most of it and visit the beautiful Village of Port Sunlight to see the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition. Such a treat he is one of my favourite painters. I have to say it was breath taking, 30 delicate drawings and water colour paintings that are to fragile to be on permanent display.  These drawings and paintings have not been on public display for more than two decades.  Just as we entered the Lady Lever the heavens opened but by the time we emerged the sun was once again cracking the flags and we enjoyed the remainder of the afternoon exploring the village. Colin bought me this tiny tea cup as a little surprise because I had been drawling over all the tea cups in the museum. Another trinket for my sewing room that holds a lovely memory of a fab day out.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Hot lazy days.....

This is a victorian childs sewing machine, it is displayed in Suddley House and it is the nearest I have been to a sewing machine in weeks.

Path that leads to the back of Suddley House.

Floral inspirations.

I know it has been weeks since I blogged but sadly I have had nothing to blog about. I have not been anywhere near my sewing machine since my last post because of the hot weather.  Instead I have been spending my time reading, sketching, painting, family bbq's and the odd day trip somewhere local. The latest of which was on the 61 bus to Suddley House in Mosley Hill, where I enjoyed some of my favourite paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt and Edward Burne Jones.