Lovely Lainston House …

18/07/2016 § 5 Comments

Yesterday, I relived some of the happiest memories ever when I revisited Lainston House Hotel in the village of Sparsholt, near Winchester.  Happy memories – indeed – it’s where we held our wedding reception many years ago and it was a day I hold right up there amongst the best in my life!

wedding day

Gosh, I was a skinny thing in those days!  The avenue of trees stretches down from the front lawn of the house with spectacular views of the Hampshire countryside.

terrace 2


I wasn’t just visiting yesterday though, a Family Food Festival had been organised and I was a stallholder …

stand 7

stand 4

Flora came too – on a cushion!

A stage had been set up on the front lawn and the Military Wives Choir and Military Band entertained the crowds.  On the South Lawn a demonstration area had been set up for cookery demonstrations throughout the day.  It was SO busy – everyone had a wonderful time and on my way home, I had a wander around the grounds and discovered a wonderful garden, planted since our special day with borders in full and glorious bloom …

garden 5

garden 4

Oh, it was a good day!  So many lovely people to talk to,  friends popping by to say hello throughout the day too.  Hope you had a lovely Sunday – we’re having a mini heatwave here at the moment and I’m cutting out quilt kits on the patio in the sunshine. What a way to spend a day!

I’ll be back with photos of my latest quilts, very soon.


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§ 5 Responses to Lovely Lainston House …

  • Julie Okwit says:

    Beautiful memories
    🙂 xoxo


  • Deborah Kressler says:

    What a lovely website you have! And your creations are stunning.

    I really like the shawl you posted called Smokey Blue Shawl in Rowan Lace Weight yarn. Would it be possible to get this pattern from you?

    Many thanks Adaliza.


    Sent from Deb’s iPhone 🐾


  • truly lovely! Hope the fair went nicely too! It has been so hot here and very dry. The grass isn’t growing so we fear we will not have enough hay to get through the winter. Hoping for some good rain.


  • adaliza says:

    They’ve been hay-making like mad over here for weeks, trying to dodge the relentless rain. I’d almost given up hope of having a summer at all, but it’s arrived and now we’re all moaning that it’s too hot (not me though, except when trying to get to sleep)! Hope your workshops go really well – wish I was closer, would love to come along. Ax


  • adaliza says:

    Hi Deborah – the Smokey shawl is made totally in Solomon’s Knot stitch. I just looked it up on YouTube, made a chain as wide as I needed the shawl and then off I went. It’s a really, really easy stitch as I recall. I think I added a simple border but have put the shawl somewhere very safe when tidying up and can’t lay my hands on it just now. Hope that helps – Ax


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