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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Northern Ireland

This weekend I was thrilled to be able to make my first ever trip to Ireland. This is Bangor Marina where I was staying.

On Saturday, after giving a talk to the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild I had some time to take a train to Belfast and do a City Tour by bus.

I took lots of photos but this one of a small section of the Peace Wall is probably the best. It's not that easy to take photos on a moving bus :D
If you ever find yourself in Belfast I recommend you take a bus tour. It is well worth the price of the bus ticket.

On Sunday I got to spend the day teaching a workshop at the Ulster Folk Museum where they open their doors to all the local guilds, who get to use the learning centre and classroom facilities.

A fantastic venue to be invited to teach at. I found it particularly interesting as I grew up down the road from the Welsh version.
Everybody, from the members of the Guild, to the lovely lady that I met on the train, were so friendly and welcoming and I hope to make a return visit and do a bit more exploring.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

May Journal Quilt

I really do not know which way is up with these abstract journal quilts.

Not that it matters. I am still enjoying just playing with paint and stitch.

I have decided to go back to the colour I used in my first January Journal Quilt. There will be a third so that by the end of the year I will have four groups of three.

Two close ups for you today!