Nickie and I were in Cottenham today for the Embroiderers' Guild Regional A.G.M. Anthea Godfrey came and told us about her work to increase the profile of our Guild. We shall be able to see this for ourselves when it is unveiled at K&S on Thursday.
After the A.G.M., we had a slide show presentation by Sarah Brownie, daughter of Valerie Campbell-Harding. It was all about how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. She talked us through photo manipulation and demonstrating on her lap top, a lot of us wanted to join the CDTG there and then.
Our Regional Chairman had set challenge for Guild and Y.E members. The tittle was 'Simply Gardens'. Our Y.E.'s made their gardens yesterday with paint, fabric, stitch and embellishments. Our Y.E's were the only group to enter the challenge, so we came home with all three prizes ( one prize for each age group). These 'gardens' were made in just over 3 hours. The tree in the bottom row, centre, was made by a young lady who had to leave early, she was frantically trying to make and stitch more apples on her tree before she left, but ran out of time.
For those of you who don't know, Y.E., is the children's version of Embroiderers' Guild. Our Branch gives them 6 workshops a year.