Sunday, 27 November 2011

I went to help at my Grandsons 4th birthday party this afternoon.  It was a paint a plate party at
 Paint & Play.  What I didn't know, was that they also sold beads.  I just couldn't resist these ones!  the large one in the bottom right corner was only £1.20, Kezzy has her eye on that one, especially as it has a 'k' on it!  I shall be going back for another shopping trip soon, as they are so reasonably priced.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Jae Maries.

We have 75 members now at our Branch and I think they must have all turned up tonight to hear Jae Maries, the room was buzzing!!
 Jae showed us samples of her work and then a slide show of work by many varied artists showing how stitch had been used in their work.  Jae will be back in Chelmsford on Saturday, as she is doing a workshop for our Branch.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get a place and was on the reserve list.   Tonight a place  became available but I have now made other arrangements to go out for the day  :0(  I shall have to see what everyone has created at our next meeting.

First of all, there was sock monkey, now, glove dog.  My' Blue Peter one I made earlier' for the January meeting of YE.  It cost 50p for the pair of gloves, thank you Primark, and everything else, I already had in my playroom.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Chelmsford Embroiderers Guild

Just to let anyone know who is within travelling distance of Chelmsford, our speaker tomorrow night is Jae Maries.  We meet at Christchurch, New London Road.  7.30 for 8


 I went to Craft Arena today to collect Sew Somerset and Art Quilting Studio that Denise had put aside for me and saw the new Pages magazine.  It's all about journalling and bookmaking, just flicking through it, had to say it looked very inspiring, hence leaving the shop, clutching it in my hands.
In half term I went to Sugar and Spice with Diane and got talking to Marion about the new magazine that was coming out in November  Scrap 365.  I asked her to reserve 2 copies ( Diane and of course, mine)  Lucky I did, they sold out of this magazine in half an hour!!! 
Just need to find time to sit and read!!
 A very foggy drive up to Cambridge yesterday for my FET meeting.  Lovely to see all the girls and catch up on news, as I have missed the last couple of meetings.  Morning started off with everyone showing what they are planning/working on.  This was followed by Pauline showing us how to create an interesting background and embellishment.
Then as it was the last meeting this side of Christmas, we had our party.  Everyone bought a plate of food to share, mmmmmmm!!!!!
A sunny drive home listening to my music.

Saturday, 12 November 2011


This  UFO has been sitting over the door to my play room for a few years, well actually, when I started to think about it, it was pre C&G days which I think makes it approximately 8 years.  I was using this quilt to teach myself foundation piecing and practice maching quilting.  Well, to cut a story short, I have found someone who would like it.
I need to finish stitching the binding down and loose ends in.  The snowflakes are part embellished, but as there is a young child that visits the house,  I amwaiting to hear whether I am to finish the beading the remaining snowflakes.  Bugle beads can wear through thread with time, I don't want the beads being eaten by a hungry toddler.I must admit I do like the beads on it, just finishes it off I think.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

ALQS6 has arrived

A lovely surprise was waiting on my doorstep yesterday when I got home from work, a package from Singapore, my quilt from ALQS6.  The vibrant colours certainly cheered up a grey damp November day, thank you Vreni
Her is a small detail of all the hand stitching, I have not yet decided where I shall hang it, most probably on my stairwell.
Vreni also included 2 fat quarters for me to play with.  I haven't heard that my quilt has arrived yet but it did have a very long way to go.
This is the third swap I have taken part in that Kate has organized and have really enjoyed the making and swapping, thank you Kate! 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

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I am still having problems leaving comments on some blogs.  It is the ones where you have to select a profile.  It is sooo frustrating!!!  

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Spring clean in November.

Been a busy bee!!  Having lost my favourite pair of scissors in my playroom for a week, called for drastic action.  I have tidied up!! I can see all my work surfaces (well for the moment anyway) and I found the missing scissors, fallen into a bag of goodies I had bought from Craft Arena last week!.