Today Pete and I went to Vinopolis, this was a wine and other liquids tasting day that Mel and Rob had bought for my Christmas present.
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Another fabulous day, ten lovely ladies, which later in the day became eleven and the much later became ten and one man……….
Unfortunately Sharne could not join me to do as she was delivering our work to Pauline for our Sutton Hoo exhibition…. have I told you about that!!!!! :o)
First of all we started the day off with a limbering up exercise – just so that we all got into the spirit of the day – painting bond–a-web. We then put them out side to sun bathe whilst we got on with the hard work, covering our beautifully stitched pieces with bleach, emulsion and acrylic paint.
We all had a super day but 4pm came far too quickly and we were far from ready to pack away when one of the girls hubbies arrived to collect her, she was still engrossed in painting the leaves on her tree and there was no way she was going to leave with out this completed, so hubby was enticed in with a the lure of a cup of tea!
I was obviously a bit tired an past it when I took this photo as I have missed two of the quilts out, the lady with her hubby had sneaked off home without permission!
I have been promised that these will be finished and that they will send me photos of their completed master pieces so that I can post them on my blog – so watch this space. But just in case they don't, Rothing Valley Quilters will be having their exhibition on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June, between 10am and 5pm at the High Easter Village Hall, entrance fee is £2. I can fully recommend this show as it was the first Quilt exhibition that Sharne and I ever went to and the standard of work which they present is truly excellent.
Thank you for a lovely day – I really enjoyed it
Off to have a bath now and try and make myself lovely as Pete is playing a gig tonight and haven't seen him properly for ages as have been trying to get all my work finished for that exhibition!!
Friday, 29 May 2009
Luckily I took a days leave today, just in case I hadn’t finished all my bits for the exhibition. Just in case! …………. well I have worked all day on it, needed to wait for the postman to come with the gold beads and for the bag (I had bought silver previously as I had intended to dye it blue initially), postman didn’t arrive until gone 2pm, so I decided to crack down and make some credit card holders to sell. The sun was shinning and there was no way that I was going to sit inside and do this so, out came the extension lead and the sewing machine was set up outside in a nice shaded spot where I happily stitched. Got a bit engrossed, sun moved and it wasn’t until the plastic started to stick to the acrylic paint that I realised that my shoulders were burning!!!
Postman arrived and I then set too with finishing that bag!
A busy day but what a sense of satisfaction seeing it all packed up and ready to go.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Today I woke up bright and breeze, whilst over the fields with Ralph I decided to be brave and try rubbing some gold onto my bag to highlight the stitches.
As I was up early I decided that I would have time to do this before work, but when I get into my room I forget that time goes faster than anywhere else in the house – so guess who was late for work……………. me. But pleased with results
Today is Fran’s birthday, the one before she is 60! So, Leigh, Nick and I decided that it would be a good idea for us to take her out for a meal – more food………. will I ever get into those shorts on holiday – not at this rate.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Preferred bag when it was wet, so decided to take bull by the horns and paint it with acrylic wax, really please with it, makes it more exciting, another dimension – good decision, but the tassels wont go with it now and they took ages to make…………
Will sew it up tomorrow.