Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Dorking Embroiderers Guild workshop

This photo is of the bowls made by the Ladies of the Dorking Branch of the Embroiderers Guild at their workshop on Monday. The purple one in the middle has had the water soluble washed away. The rest are near completion. I am always delighted when I see the variety of designs produced at a workshop. Everyone has the same starting point but every bowls is different. I hope that they will send me some photos of their completed bowls.
Had a lovely day yesterday as it was grandson Frasers first birthday.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Patchwork People Newport Pagnell

I Gave my Embroiderer to Textile artist talk at Newport Pagnell on Saturday. They were a lovely talented crowd and I had a great time with them. I always love going to different groups to give my talks as I love to see what other people do and nearly always come away inspired.
I have now seen the proof of my article for Decembers Workbox magazine and can not wait to get the actual magazine. I am really thrilled with they way the photos have turned out.
Spent the morning looking after Fraser today as Sarah had to go and buy some new shoes and trousers befor she starts back to work. He just wanted to walk up and down. Rather back breaking when I am having to hold his hands and woe betides me if I didn't want to go in the same direction as he did. He certainly keeps me on my toes!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

talks and getting lost.

Gave my bowls talk to the Oxford Embroiderers Guild last night. They were a lovely group and very welcoming. I am looking forward to teaching them in February.
We have been to Oxford so many times especially to Ifley road area that Geoff refused to use the Sat Nav. Naturally we took the wrong turning in spite of me saying that we should have turned and found ourselves heading away from where we needed to be. Next time I ignore him and take it anyway!
I think I shall have to start writing down a few key words when I am giving talks as I have a job remembering the names of products and suppliers and have to resort to my remembering strategy. Must be my age catching up with me and my brain going into overload.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

new link

Hi everyone, I have added a new link to my blog. Workbox Magazine in which I will be featured in the December/January issue. If anyone would like a chance to win a signed copy of my book Beautiful Bowls and Colourful Creatures then they need to buy that issue. I am sure once you have seen the magazine you will wish to subscribe to Workbox. Of course you can always buy my book from my web site. Busy week this week with a meeting of the Marlborough and District Embroiderers Guild on Monday and the the Great Western Embroiderers on Tuesday. really looking forward to both meetings.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Mermaid and Canvey Island

As we have just spent a week at Canvey Island at my mothers home I thought that Miranda here was an appropriate brooch.. We took our daughter and Grandson(11months old). Within 5 minutes of arriving he had a mouth full of plant leaves which he was reluctant to give up!!! Once we had moved all the plants out of reach he started on her coasters, the wooden door stop, her fridge magnets and her bell collection. He also liked to be held up to the ceiling so he could ring the wind chimes! Yes we had taken some of his toys with us as well as some new ones. He loved the drum I had bought him for a local charity shop.
Since coming home I have been busy dyeing more silk caps ready for a workshop at Dorking Monday week and finishing off an article for Workbox Magazine Decembers issue.