The MESCH exhibition opened today at Royston Museum - here are four of us with the Mayor of Royston, Cllr. Robert Inwood. There is Liz |, Carol (the curator of the museum who has done a brilliant job of hanging our work), me, the Mayor, Margaret and Marian. Sadly, Vanda could not make it. It is a retrospective exhibition - because we were asked at very short notice to fill a gap in the museum's programme when someone else pulled out. The Mayor is very keen on art and he stayed for an hour or more - he told me he is having his legs waxed this evening for charity - ouch!
So there is work which was shown at the Gallery in Meldreth last month and some old pieces - we were delighted to be asked to step in and they, in turn, are excited about having textile work on display. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 am. to 4.45 p.m. and Sundays 2pm - 4.45p.m. There are some very interesting exhibits and, of course, the Royston Tapestry which shows the history of Royston from prehistoric times to the present day and has been done on the lines of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Here is a shot across the room - it is a nice old building, a converted chapel and a very friendly museum too. I made Carol's day by taking along two pieces of dinosaur dung which I had found in my garden - copralite - and she has added it to the other interesting archaeological finds in the cabinet! Not a very usual gift.
We have been working hard in the garden and it looks lovely, the rain last night has freshened everything up. BUT we don't want rain tomorrow - it is our Melbourn Open Gardens Day. Although our garden is not open this year, we always ask all the garden hosts back to our house at the end of the day to have a drink and have a post mortem on how things have gone. The lovely Sandra is coming up from Ealing - she is a very keen and knowledgeable gardener and works as a volunteer at Kew. I've told her to get up here early so that she can do some tweaking in the garden before everyone comes! We have got 12 gardens open and if it is dry, a lady who has a large collection of antique prams and doll's prams will be displaying them on her lawn. Details on the Daily Telegraph Website, 1p.m. to 5 p.m. and teas in the hall behind the church.
I'm off to make a sponge cake and some scones!