Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A New William Morris Year

It was wonderful to wake up to my Kelmscott Manor Newsletter this morning full of exciting new ideas for 2014 and beyond. Seemed timely to arrive on the last day of 2013 as I reflected on the past year. I am excited for the Manor but sad that we don't live closer…..have a look at this video and you will see why!!
Next year will be full of adventures and one highlight of course will be the next William Morris tour in just over 7 months where of course we will spend time at Kelmscott….

While I was viewing the Kelmscott video I came across many more in particular one about Red House which is in two parts. Not sure I can embed a second video on the blog but while you are in You Tube just type in Red House and it will appear along with many more….
And of course 2014 brings our first May Morris Tour and I am particularly excited about visiting the Royal Needlework School at Hampton Court. So 2014 will be a busy one - a little less teaching but much more planning for a special event here in South Australia all to do with William Morris of course (so keep your fingers crossed for me - it will be towards the end of 2016 all being well!). 

2014 also sees us moving into a new home and in fact we take over in less than 10 days (still no sale on ours but we are hopeful it will happen soon!). I have also been stitching every night on the new AQC mystery quilt inspired by this………..
So lots to look forward to in 2014 including some new May and William Morris inspired work (and a new grand baby!!) So I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and may it be full of good health, happy times and everything you want it to be xx


  1. Hi Michele,
    dinner at Kelmscott manor would be a memorable experience!It is certainly a special place. Congratulations on the wonderful news of another greandbaby....I am sure you and Larry are both very excited.

  2. What a great picture of you and Larry in front of the door there. The embroidered piece is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to making a few more of your great pieces this year. Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Michele

    Happy New Year to you and Larry, hope 2014 is good to you both, see you at Windsor in august

    Denise L


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