Sunday, 25 September 2011

One Tiring Saturday

photo taken just before opening!
Yesterday just before 8am my friend Janice picked me up to drive an hour and quarter to Exeter.  I helped her on her stall till 5.30.  A very tiring day but a very good one with good company.

Some of the kits Janice produces
I also chatted with  Sue Hawkins her work is spectacular!

One of the exhibition pieces were these beautiful dresses. 
My photographs do not do them justice!

The dresses as worn in Downton Abbey

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham's dress 


  1. Glad you enjoyed the fair!
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog

  2. A fun day despite the early start. Those costumes, as work on Downton Abbey are just beautiful
    Thank you for sharing

  3. oh wow how exciting!!
    but i know what you mean about long days- my dad would take us kiddies along with him to lots and lots of exhibitions when we were growing up- lovely outfits- isnt maggie smith lovely!!!! i really like her!


  4. I think this trip was worth the early morning!! looks like a fab day :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  5. It looks fantastic, glad you had a good time :)
    Sue Xxx

  6. How exciting! I would have loved to have seen those dresses, thank you for the photos.
    Hen x
    P.S. I have finished the white crib if you want me to send a piccy?

  7. I've done a couple of Sue Hawkins kits they are wonderful.

  8. Hmm--what a wonderful affair. Wish I could have joined you.

  9. Ha! I was just watching it and thought I recognised that little lot! Sounds like a fund day.

  10. It was really busy wasn't it? I went on Friday & spent about 4 hours teaching people how to knit.... I was really worn out! The dresses were beautiful.... but tiny! :) x

  11. So glad to hear and see you had a lovely day out. Exeter is one of my favourite places i very often take myself off alone on the train there. Sorry i haven't got round to replying to your remail i will message you back this week. Take care, dee xx

  12. What an interesting day! Exhibition days are always a bit long and tiring but the exciting things you see and people you meet make up for it don't they? I loved seeing the Downton Abbey dresses, thank you for sharing the photos!
    Helen x

  13. I love that dress on the far right in the first pic. Gorgeous. I'd love to see them.


  14. Love those dresses - it must have been a great day!

    Pomona x

  15. it looks like a great day, i love downton! xx


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