We're gently being introduced to summer here in Suffolk, the weather hasn't been too kind so far, but it's starting to show promise of warm days ahead. We have spent days at the coast... our favourite place Aldeburgh has its summer Festival during June, with lots of things going on including the bandstand with different music every lunchtime
It's also the season for Summer Fairs, which I love. One had different packs of hounds, including a whole pack of basset hounds, a real highlight!
I've spoken about the Suffolk Show in previous years, but this year was very special. Our good friend was President of the Show this year and we were invited to hobnob with everyone at the Presidents Lunch! It has rather spoiled us for future years, when we normally take a flask and a pack of sandwiches, but such a treat!
We have a new Bishop in Ipswich and I was asked to make a cover for this very highly carved (and very fragile) Crozier, It's a bit like a shepherds crook, but absolutely beautiful. I think it's probably the most unusual request I have had so far, and that comes from someone who makes reindeer for a living!
Talking of reindeer, couldn't resist showing you the new fabric from Dashwood Studio that has just arrived which will be be the basis of lots of my Christmas reindeer, robins and trees this year... I love it!