Sunny days

Last week we had a few days away on the south coast visiting Winchelsea, Rye and Hastings. It was our first visit to this part of the coast line. There are two gardens in this area that we had always wanted to explore  Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. We have seen both on TV and in magazines many times.

Photos from Sissinghurst

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Photos from Great Dixter

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A few more photos

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Winchelsea beach
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Winchelsea beach, a pebble beach , there were a few dog walkers but nobody else on such a sunny day.
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Camber Sands with a lovely sandy beach and plenty of people. Some were even swimming, the water was freezing.
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Battle, a view from the abbey wall.
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Rye, The Landgate Arch, We loved the town, its cobbled streets , traditional shops and pretty little houses. We had dinner at webbe’s fish cafe which also runs a cookery school. Great local fish cooked in its open plan kitchen.
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Sheep grazing on the marshland, this area is famous for its marsh lamb.

Since we’ve been back I have started to quilt the Christmas tree skirt.  A long arm quilter would be great as trying to manoeuvre the quilt on my domestic  machine is very difficult in such a small space. Doing a traditional 1/4 inch away from the seams and a stitching in the middle of each section.

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Not much space on my work table which is in our spare bedroom.
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Tortoise keeps a very critical eye on me.
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