The annual Forest & Rivers Open Studio (FarOpen) event has just finished and all the remaining bags and quilts must be wrapped carefully, put away and a decision made about their future. Some precious things are earmarked as gifts for the family. Others may be gifted to charity events. Thirdly I’m thinking we may get around to holding an exhibition for Wye Valley Stitchers. My garage as shown in the images below proved to be a successful venue for FarOpen. Now I’m thinking I may be using it as a cool covered area for me and friends to try out some painting on cloth. In the meantime and through the hottest days of an English summer it’s a little retreat that I can use for wood block printing and other messy activities.