Anyway, I digress.
|A very 'stately' pile!|
I particularly wanted to see the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born and was very moved by the exhibition they have there. His mother, American Jennie Jerome, was married to Lord Randolph Churchill, third son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and was at Blenheim when she had a fall and went into premature labour, hence Churchill was born there. The exhibition has all sorts of memorabilia concerning the great man's life with audio of him speaking, especially those well known World War 2 speeches. which choke me up every time I hear them. They also have his wartime siren suit and slippers both in velvet maroon with his initials monogrammed. He wrote " At Blenheim I took two very important decisions: to be born and to marry". He proposed to Clemmie, his adored wife there, though it did take him a while to pluck up the courage apparently!!
After this my friend and I went out to the gardens:-
|The Column of Victory|
|Another view of the Column|
|The Water Terraces|
|A sphinx, bearing the head of the 2nd wife of the 9th Duke|
A lovely place that I would like to go back to as there was so much to see.
I have finished this handy little pot that is no more than 3½ inches (9cm) high and twists down for easy transportation. Ideal for loose threads or woolly bits for classes or workshops. The only machining was the seam from top to bottom, that I realise is at the front of the photo; the rest is hand sewn. The circle is ½ inch in depth cut from a cardboard Pringle tube and further stiffened with plastic parcel tape.
Should be useful.
The woolly blanket is progressing and my embroidery sampler is back from the being framed. Now where to hang it - Hmm?