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Friday, 26 May 2017

Malvern Quilt Show 2017

So, after all that rain on Wednesday, here comes Thursday and the first day of the show -
the sun was shining right from early morning, and it turnout to be a glorious day.
This was my second time in Malvern and each time I was lucky to have a beautiful day.
Malvern show is just the right size for me; not too large to overwhelm, but large enough to keep you busy for few hours.
There were some wonderful quilts in the show, and it is impossible to show all the ones I liked, but here is a quite a good selection.

The next one was my favourite;
 you can probably see why, considering my current project.

I bought few bits and bobs, and I thought I "behaved" quite well, until I stopped to talk to a very nice couple at the stall from Holland, specializing in Original Dutch chintzes. 

I am afraid I could not resist and came away with this
(a future project, very different from my recent ones): 

I hope you have enjoyed my show.

Next post - more sightseeing!

© 2017

road to Malvern

Summer has arrived at last this week, today we had some 26C in our part of the world.
It was a very different story last week; DH and I planned to leave for Malvern on Wednesday; when we woke up in the morning we could hear a steady rain, the kind which is in for the day; no need to rush then, it wasn't ideal driving weather.
But we decided to keep to the plan and stop on route to visit Snowshill Manor  (NT property).

This is a sixteen century country house in Gloucestershire, but known now more for its twentieths century owner, Charles Paget Wade, who bought the house not to live in, but to house his vast collection. Of what? You might well ask!
He had a great interest in craftsmanship, and during his life he collected some 22,000 objects.
His motto was "Let nothing perish".
He himself lived in a small cottage in the garden.
He gave the property and his collection to National Trust in 1951. 

We arrived about midday and by the time we walked from the car park to the house, we were like two drowned rats. But it was worth it.

There are so many different objects here, that it is impossible to categorize; there are toys, bicycles, musical instruments, clocks, models of ships, furniture, even a collection of Samurai amour.
The collection is kept under a low light, and of course no flesh is allowed to protect it. So I can show you only a very small part of it.

He lived in this small cottage.

Because of the weather we did not explore the garden, but we hope to visit again.

We arrived to our accommodation in Malvern in the late afternoon; it stopped raining by then; 
we were staying at The Wyche Inn in Malvern Hills;

with this view from our bedroom window, overlooking the showground below

and Malvern itself.

The view behind the pub was far reaching too, into Wales.

Our room at the pub was comfy, the food basic but very good and DH could get a decent pint.
What else do we need? 😀

Tomorrow is showtime!

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