Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tourism Day


I finally got my DH to drive down to Cirencester to visit a local museum there - Corinium. It was really interesting and a very neat little town. We are both reading the Libertus Mystery series (set in Roman Britain) and the first book happens very close to Cirencester. The artifacts and exhibits there also helped visualize some of the book passages as well. The photo on the left is of one of the Roman tile floors that was excavated in the area. I'm adding them to the list of things I need to include in my Cotswold quilt.

Because it gets dark so early I can't drive too far from home right now. Driving in the dark is a bit iffy for me...even with DH driving the headlights blind me a bit and make it very uncomfortable - OK I was holding the door handle so tightly I lost feeling in my arm! DH is not a great driver and it is even worse when I can't see how badly he is doing! Does that make sense?!

I've started pulling together fabric for a color confidence workshop for the new quilting folks. At the same time I am trying to pull together my quilting room. It definatly needs a few more days with long hours! My goal is New Years Day...we'll see...

6 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Oh Cirencester is such a lovely little town and the Corinium museum absolutely excellent - check out Chedworth Roman Villa, not far from you too but it is National Trust so may not be open til Spring - also several years ago Stroud Council hosted a life size replica of the awesome massive Orpheus pavement in their Ebley Mill premises in Stroud - they were struggling to find a permanent home for it before we left but it would be worth asking about as if you can get to see it it's a real feast for the eyes - as for the driving in the dark, take heart the shortest day is now past so it's downhill to Spring and the lighter nights

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful tile floor... would almost make you want to wash it if you had it wouldn't it :-)

SCquiltaddict said...

what a gorgeous floor ...knew it was a roman mosaic the minute I saw it....lucky you with all that antiquity so near!

Dawn said...

Wow - is that an awesome tile floor or what!

Helen said...

Great quilting inspiration in that floor!

Folkartist said...

Oh, I wish I could see Cirencester (how do you pronounce it?) and the Roman Britain museum! What a gorgeous tile floor. Any more photos? Would adore to see.