What a lovely weekend we had with our son Daniel and his fiance Sue. My OH and I were pretty tired after the exhibition last weekend and spending time chilling out in Cardiff this weekend was just what the Doctor ordered.
We went up early on Friday and spent a happy 3 hours cruising around Ikea, which is within walking distance of the flat, so a great opportunity to spend loads of money!! I bought a great display cabinet for all those 3D pieces I've got planned in my head, ha , ha! I do have one to start the ball rolling so maybe that will inspire me.
As the weather was dire we sat around doing lots of chatting and eating!! But I did get the chance to take a photo of Dan's credit on a program he edited a while ago on the life of Carmen Miranda. He works as an Editor for BBC Wales and it's such a thrill to see his name on the credits I couldn't resist it.
Despite the awful weather we did take a stroll down to the Bay but as you can see from the pic the clouds are rolling in for another downpour. You can just see the top of the new Millenium Centre , a very impressive piece of modern architecture behind the red brick building, the name of which escapes me right now, but that's pretty impressive too!
My favourite place to visit when we go to Cardiff is the Craft in the Bay gallery . This is a superb showcase for members of The Makers Guild in Wales. Over the years that Dan has been in Wales it's always been a pilgrimage for me to go there, and this visit was particularly enjoyable as there were a lot of textile artists exhibiting. The other attraction is that they have an exceedingly good coffee shop with the most superb cakes and hot chocolate.
Having arrived home today thoroughly chilled out, the crowning glory to the weekend was a parcel waiting for me, thankfully taken by a neighbour, from Julie
What a fantastic surprise, it was my present for being the person chosen to receive something on her 100th post. My delightful little angel has immediately been christened Flora and I shall have great fun using the lovely fabric and yarn samples.
So thank you Dan, Sue and Julie for making this such a great weekend.