Yesterday I made two small syrup sponges, one for us and one for next door. B described his as nectar!
I received a beautiful gift this evening – a photograph of bright yellow buttercups – from an ex-pupil who later became a colleague and of whom I am immensely proud. This was her message: “On my walk this afternoon I came across these buttercups Sally, and for some reason I thought of you. I thought I must show these to Sally! So here they are.”
William Morris was an author, artist and craftsman as well as a committed political radical and today is the 183rd anniversary of his birth. I give you a print which he designed and a quotation that I love:
“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few,
or freedom for a few.”
March 26, 2017 at 2:46 am
I never tire of Morris’s designs.. wallpapers, fabrics, wood cuts and so on, I still have tucked away in a chest a couple of dresses I had made in the sixties from fabric bought at LIberties with his beautiful designs…
March 26, 2017 at 7:20 am
That is lovely to know! I love his designs too. 🙂
March 25, 2017 at 5:53 pm
Interesting. William Morris was close to where I live and we have a William Morris Gallery in the next village. Love the buttercups ♥
March 24, 2017 at 11:08 pm
Gosh I could eat that syrup sponge!
William Morris was part of the Arts and Crafts movement here in the Cotswolds and lived and worked here.
March 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Perfect. Considering the climates (not the weather kind) for our respective countries….William Morris’s inscription is just that….PERFECT! Thank you. Raye
March 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm
Just what I thought! Thank you for your comment. 🙂