Saturday, 10 September 2011

A pleasurable few days

Distant Stitch students who met Susan and Eila at Summer School last July will remember that they only just got to the UK from New Zealand in the nick of time to join us after a flight change due to ‘volcanoe dust’. They have been travelling throughout the UK, Eire, Germany and France during the summer and we met up for a few days when they passed through Somerset this week. We visited the spectacular gardens, designed by Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll at Hestercombe and enjoyed a jolly steam train ride to Minehead.

Susan and Eila have now continued their journey with a walk around the south west coastal foot path, a canal boat trip over the famous viaduct at Llangollen and finally a few days at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ali Pally. How many of us will have done so much or seen so much of the UK since Summer School!


Susan, Eila, Siân at Hestercombe Garden


A close-up of one of the wonderful clusters of Gladioli, placed at each angle of the formal border shapes – to send best wishes to from us all at the Distant Stitch Summer School to cheer Evelyne who is poorly at the moment.


  1. Where was Frank? Hope the girls didn't mislay him on their travels!

  2. Lovely to hear news from Susan and Eila again.

  3. i assume Frank was taking the picture?

  4. It looks as if you were enjoying the wonderful late Summer weather!

  5. Thank you Siân. I do need your moral support. I have ahead of me a very hard treatment for 6 months. Your flowers are beautiful !

  6. Great to see you all met up again