Photographs were not allowed so I won't show a photo of each page of the diary but the 'head' you can see on the cover was AMAZING. Each of the floral (and animal) decorations was stitched in exquisite Elizabethan Embroidery on a black fabric which looked to be a knit and was stretched flawlessly over a mannequin head. Where do people get their imaginative ideas?
I went to the Exhibition on my own and didn't quite get my timing right so there were few people to talk to. This dimmed my pleasure of the experience a little and got me to thinking about how much added pleasure there is in sharing experiences with a companion. I am planning a retirement trip to UK and will be travelling alone for around 6-8 weeks. So I have a question - do you have any helpful suggestions for extracting maximum pleasure out of experiences and adventures when one is alone. Please leave any comments/answers to the question on this post and on 22 July I will have the HD3QBEM draw one name. That person will receive a copy of this diary (and a surprise) and will be able to enjoy photos of 13 of the wonderful embroideries.