In the middle of July, my parents Barbara and Eric Jones celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
It was a quiet celebration: there were presents and congratulations and we went for a meal at the pub across the road from where they live. Mum hadn’t realised it was their 60th anniversary, and was delighted to get a card from the Queen.
Ten days later, Mum was on her way to hospital, with heart and breathing problems. She’s currently in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and likely to be there for some while. But she’s alert and surpisingly cheerful and the treatment she is receiving is obviously doing her some good.
Needless to say, a lot of other things in my life are on hold at present. (I am doing most of the hospital-visiting, as it is a 60 mile round trip for my father, who can no longer drive and is not well enough to use public transport.) So I won’t have very much activity to talk about on the blog for a while.
I have nearly finished the remaining Trellis Stitch Variation pages, and will let you know when they are finally online. I’m also still waiting to hear more about the Bowdler picture. Things are happening: the museum staff have been busy doing some research into how the picture came to them, and are in the process of contacting the V&A for an expert opinion on its age.