Saturday, 14 May 2011

Catching up

Phew, what a week! On Wednesday morning I had a training session, sponsored by my bank, and when I came back I immediately started putting the finishing touches to my book (see previous entry). Thursday after college saw me packing up the shop ready to take it to Essex & Suffolk Quilters meeting in Colchester. They made me very welcome, and I did enjoy watching their 'Show and Tell' session. I forgot to get my camera out until right at the end, but you may just be able to see the amount of work they had done on the tables. They had visitors from Chilford Quilters (I think - sorry if I got that wrong), and at the end presented everyone with a 'mug rug' for putting their cup and a biscuit on. They were kind enough to give me one too, and you can see it here. No biscuit, but just right for my cup!

This evening I'm driving down to Coventry for a Knitting and Needlework Trade Show tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to source some of the things on my shopping list. I'm coming back on Monday when it is the Chelmsford Embroiderers' Guild monthly meeting at Christ Church. I'm taking the shop there as well - just as well I remembered before I put all the stock from Thursday night's visit back on the shelves!

I've also been doing a bit of research for my next C&G project - no rest for the wicked!

See you soon,


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Another one bites the dust!

Just finished my metallic piece for my City & Guilds. Not a very good picture I'm afraid, I had to scan it as I left my phone at home today. One or two challenges, but not too bad! The embroidery is goldwork, the design based on images from my Babylon design project, stitched on natural silk noil and the cover is made by layering organza over dyed silk noil, machine stitching over the top and then burning back with a heat gun. It will be used to hold pictures of my daughter's wedding.

Now for the paperwork and then my site specific piece.