Met an old school friend for coffee after delivering my 10-year-old sewing machine to the Exeter sewing Centre for a service. Delivered lots of cushions of my 3 Topsham pictures to Art@no96 on the High Street. Originals at the Topsham gallery are The Topsham Ferry and The Sea garden as well as cushions, cards, prints, tiles and coasters.
I wanted to plan out a 4th Topsham picture from across the river near the Loch keepers Cottage, the subject of my first Topsham textile. We drove round as the ferry was not running. It’s fabulous over there and we took loads of pictures. The day was lovely and warm, and we walked along the towpath of the canal running close to and parallel to the river. I hadn’t even known it was there. All sorts of flowers were blooming out of season, lacy cow parsley, honeysuckle, late blackberries, meadowsweet, aster … lovely. A pub meal outside completed a great day out.