"Pearly Queen of Jubilee Gardens" by Ann Carrington
On the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee I am thinking of Jolly Old England and my desire to return! After spending a semester abroad in my early twenties, I was smitten with all things English and have patiently awaited a trip back for more than just a quick flea market shopping spree. Ever since Sofia, JZ and I started watching Downton Abbey, I have been thinking of a Creative Week in the country side of England - complete with textiles, tea and a visit to my friend Elizabeth Baer's beautiful home in Bradford-on-Avon - just a stone's throw from Bath. So, as with all good ideas, Elizabeth and I have come up with a wonderful plan - why not bring a group of women to visit the museums, the horsehair weaving mill and a private stately home full of embroidery! And why not stay in a Duke's home built over 300 year ago? Imagine, we could have high tea at The Pump Room, stitch a Union Flag and maybe even try our hand at some Pearly Queen art!
Union Jack borrowed from Jane Weston's blog
High Tea at the Pump Room in Bath
Please let me know if you might be interested as we are planning our dates now and would love to have you join us! If you are unable to come along but want to wish the Queen well on her 60 years of Monarchy, you can send her a congratulatory note - I am sure she would love to hear from you!