Sunday, 12 August 2012

Craft Club

Sorry ladies I haven.t posted anything for two months.
June. Annie demonstrated simple cardmaking to a few of the ladies, Helen F got very carried away and managed to make about 10 cards, lots of different crafts were going on around us.
July Everybody did their own crafts from scrapbooking to jewellary. It was decided that in future the meetings would have more structure, so that we would take something away that we had made from each meeting. September it will be jewellary. one of the group is going to put little kits together, and then demonstrate to us. We will hopefully create something beautiful. Another change, is venue, from September we will meet at The Imperial on South Terrace. This is to keep costs down, The Museum is fantastic but we have to pay a set fee regardless of the amount of people attending eg. £5.00 in June as numbers were low. The Imperial will enable us to keep the amount we pay to £3.00  whatever the number. See you all then.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Hestercombe Gardens Visit

Formal Gardens
Madame President in the Witches House

Umbrellas needed!
17 ladies travelled to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton on Saturday 4th August. Originally designed by Gertrude Jekyll and the architect Edwin Lutyuns, these Edwardian gardens have been  restored to their original glory during the  past 2 decades and further restoration on the house is also planned . We had a rather wet and soggy guided tour through  woodland landscape gardens complete with Witches Hut and waterfall, but also the Victorian planted garden  and formal terraced gardens with rills and pergolas. Despite the sometimes heavy rain the  tour was interesting and most of us enjoyed lunch and shopping in the plant shop afterwards.