Last week I was down in Dorset for an Albion Stitch day with the lovely Priory Beaders. We had a brilliant day, but there was a big surprise in store for me. After another sub zero start and icy driving conditions, I'd dived straight into the church hall to warm up and then got straight into the teaching of the beading.
So the big surprise at lunch time was to discover a sunny day and that the hall backed right onto this gorgeous stretch of water which meanders down to the sea. There were even little mini sandy beaches, complete with pebbles and shells. Although bitterly cold it was a true tonic to stand and gaze at sparkling water and breath in some sea air.
Next was the winding, climbing, plummeting, narrow road up to Shaftesbury... and oh look! just in time to stop in and buy some crystals at StitchnCraft. This time it was crystal Verde Rivoli's and a top up of other goodies to complete the dragonfly kits.... nearly done... promise!