No better this evening at home, only managed to make a bunch of flowers and 4 antenna!
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This was Dad with Holly on the 13th May of this year, does not seem possible that today he is not with us.
A difficult day, kept myself busy this morning, Mum also needed to be alone, think we would have just made each other worse :-(
We did what we needed, but struggle to cope with it, escaped as quick as I could and went for a bike ride.
Sat by the reservoir for a while and then found myself back at the Church, quietly alone this time, could sit and reflect, it was nice and good place to be and right for Dad, he is in the Easter Garden which is by the field that he use to help run the Church Fete from and he enjoyed that. Just as I was leaving, 4 Spitfires flew over head, very fitting as Dad served his early years in the RAF.
Then back to check up on Mum – none of us doing very well at the moment.
My new friend Jenny and her quilt.
Sharne made a bonnet to remember the women and girls that were deported to Australia, and so did one or two other people!!
June was the one that got our guild involved and her punishment for this was to help rune the stall at the FoQ, don't think she managed to escape at all!! But we all had a nice meal together in the evening at out hotel, the Ibis, which was excellent value for money and good service.
Winner of ‘Summer in the City’
Two of the quilts which caught my eye from the Contemporary Quilts challenge
One of the students quilts, this made me laugh, reminded me of when I took the children to London when they were young and when they were asked about the best bit of their day, Kirsty said, when the train said ‘mind the gap’! But this aside, the quilt was excellent.
Loved this one.
Annette Morgan’s and C June Barne’s quilts
and a few other quilts, some fabulous work there, went home very inspired
My barbed wire quilt that I stitched whilst taking Dad to and fro from hospital, no awards, but got all areas marked excellent by one judge and the other gave me a good for one category and excellent for all the rest, and some very lovely comments.
and finally confession time……………..
I have the next week off work, yippee. Tomorrow Sharne and I are off the the Festival of Quilts
But today we were invited to the launch of O2’s exhibition and it was truly excellent.
It was at Hyde Hall and you need to pay the normal entrance fee to the gardens but the exhibition alone would be worth the £7. It feels a little unreal that Sharne and I are invited to these prestigious events, we both feel very privileged. There are so many lovely sharing people that we have both meet through textiles, we are grateful to be part of it .
A sample of their lovely work.
by Chris Bojan
These are just a few pictures of their work, they have also produced a very comprehensive catalogue with full colour photographs of their work.
Very professional and they have sent the bench mark very high for the rest of us to try and achieve.
Lovely exhibition – Well done to all of O2