Monday, 24 August 2009

workshop at the EG

Spent a wonderful day yesterday at the Festival of Quilts, meeting up with some new people and renewing old friendships. I shall be teaching a bowls and bugs workshop at the Embroiderers Guild Hampton Court on the 4th-5th November. Anyone interested should contact the Guild at
their website and go to the workshops page.
I shall be spending the rest of the week at Canvey Island in Essex staying with my mother.
we are also taking number 1 daughtr and grandson. Hopefully we might get some nice weather!

Monday, 17 August 2009

more brooches and Quilts festival

Still making my lady brooches. I am hooked at the minute. I'm really looking forward to the festival of Quilts at Birmingham on Sunday. it will be nice just to be abl to browse and not have to worry about manning a stand for a change. I am teaching at Hampton Court in November for the Embroiderers Guild, a two day bowls workshop so anyone interested check it out at their web site.

We are promised a heatwave later this week. Might get one if we are lucky.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Marlborough EG Visit to Salisbury

Our Marlborough Embroiderers Guild Outing this year was to Salisbury where I had arranged for us to have a tour of the Embroideries. We were able to go into parts where the general public couldn't and we had a wonderful time seeing the kneelers and the beautiful frontals. It was especially exciting for me to get a closeup look at the beautiful Energy frontal by Jane Lemon. It is a favourite piece of embroidery of mine. We started off having coffee and biscuits in the Cathedral coffee shop and there was plenty of time after the tour to explore the rest of Salisbury including the museum with it's collection of costumes.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

I have just spent two weeks teaching at Marlborough College Summer School and the photo shows the work produced by my adult class. It never ceases to amaze me how different all the work produced is even with starting from the same point. There was quite a variety this year with one lady making jewellery instead of the green man. I have come back a few pounds heavier from all the lovely food so the diet has started already ready for next year.