We stayed overnight in a great hotel but had to get up at 5am today to miss the traffic. Now it's midday and I feel like I'm jetlagged.
On the way to the 'do' yesterday we called in at Hanbury Hall - a National Trust property, near Birmingham. If you are a member you get in free and I like to go to lots to feel I'm getting my money's worth. They also have rather nice cafes which are great for a quick lunch. The weather was amazing - huge black thunder clouds and sunshine all at the same time. Made for some dramatic photos (and a very heavy downpour, too).
The Hall was not terribly inspiring but the food was good. We did manage to have a good walk around the grounds, between showers.
Here is a puzzle for you. This is a great design source, discovered at the Hall. I have not doctored the photo. Who can guess what it is?
I thought it could be interpreted using Jennifer McFarlane's technique (with natural Scottish wools) that she uses on the Embellisher. Here is a piece of her work showing the wool background, with circles, worked from the back using silk noile.
I shall put a close up of the mystery on the blog tomorrow. Will you all guess? Do try.