Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April and the sun is out

Hi everyone,

I seem to have had little time for blogging lately for the home improvements are taking over my world but I am beginning to think about new curtains and pelmet ideas for when the lounge is finished. At least the builder has gone and now DH is sawing up new skirting boards to fit etc and talking about sanding the wooden floor.

Meanwhile, I can escape for a couple of hours on Thursday because we are having an 'extra' EG day at the Friends Meeting House. The usual venue (Pat's house) is also under siege I believe as Pat's DH is decorating. So this Thursday at 11am at the Friends Meeting House bring along your exhibit for the Rheged Regional Day and don't forget to label it clearly and put a price on it for insurance purposes. Sally will also be bringing along the wall hanging and it is nearly finished so we can all see how it looks.

REGULAR MEETING
Our next monthly meeting, on April 16th, is a workshop with our very own talented Val Osborn, who is doing 'Beyond Canvaswork'. If you missed the last meeting when we made cloth dollies then you will not have seen the wonderful example Val brought along to show us, but never fear, here it is below:-





Isn't it stunning! I can't wait to make one....so here is the list of requirements

You will need,
threads of all kinds
beads and bits and bobs
an old 'watercolour' paintbrush
Baking Parchment (Val will supply if you have none)
usual sewing kit including a variety of needles

You may need,
Bondaweb or similar
fine fabrics such as chiffon, silk etc.
ribbons, feathers and lace
Crystal organza for stich and burn
sewing machine and manual (don't forget foot pedal & lead)
embroidery hoop
If you have a craft soldering iron please bring it for burning

Val will bring at the cost of £1 per person if you wish to partake
Angelina fibre, canvas, paints, wire, sparkly bits, felt, glue, paper etc.

Val will also have various flower photos for inspiration but if you have a picture which has an indefinate background, an interesting middle ground and a prominent foreground it can be used or adapted.

So girls, there you have it, an interesting day awaits with lots of fun too.

I still have not been able to do justice in a photo to my new 'Amy Quilt' but I will keep trying. So that will appear in a later post and I have a new recipe too. So until this Thursday 2nd April, take care all.

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