The whole family arriving at Epcot on our third day in Florida. We left home from Swindon at 3-30am for the drive to the airport. We thought that Fraser would sleep in the Taxi but he was so excited. He only slept for an hour on the plane and stayed up until 10pm once we arrived in Florida. Our resort and unit were perfect, just 10 minutes away from Disney. The only downside was the heat, 90 degrees upwards during the day and very humid. There were a couple of cracking thunderstorms while we were there. However it didn't stop us enjoying ourselves. We visited all the parks including Busch Gardens, gator land and the Kenndy Space centre to see the last space shuttle out on the launch pad. Brian was only able to stay for a week as he had to get back to work. Fraser loved our 'oliday 'ouse and grandads 'ire car especially as they had a separate apartment and so he was able to come and knock on our door to visit.
For the first time in the States I didn't get to a Jo Anns or Michaels to buy some sewing supplies. Fortunitely I had stocked up in Houston.
Well the good news was that Geoff is none the worse for his stay in Hospital and he has nothing nasty lurking inside him now. It seems a long time ago now. These two pictures are of a small quilted hanging. I played with a photo I had taken when we were in California and printed it onto cotton fabric. I then made the Californian poppies separately from hand painted fabric and applied them. The little sand squirrel was hand embroidered and the whole pieces was machine quilted. it is a practice piece for when I tackle my larger printed picture. I am really pleased with the result considering I really have no idea what I am doing when it comes to quilting. I know that there are certain rules you are supposed to follow but rules are made to be broken.
I am a textile artist, Author and tutor living in the town of Swindon in the beautiful county of Wiltshire. I have been stitching all my life but only started studying it seriously in 1990 when I discovered City and Guilds embroidery. Since then I have taken a felt making certificate and also a HNC in stitched textiles.I now specialise in machine embroidered silk bowls,felt making & layering fabrics to make accessories.I am a member of the Marlborough & District Embroiderers Guild and co founder of the Great Western Embroiderers, a group of Mixed media artist.I also write murder mystery plays! Visit my web site at www.danswandesigns.co.uk also find me on facebook
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