Saturday, 6 July 2013

Regional Day- Birds with Attitude.

 Between writing school reports and all the other jobs that have to be done in the run up to the end of a school year, I have been stitching my entry for the Embroiderers' Guild Regional Day competition, 'Birds with Attitude'.  When I heard the title for the competition after last years E.G.R.D, I knew I wanted to make a doll and not a bird.
 Magie Relph gave a very amusing talk on African clothing using two members to model the various outfits.  Then it was lunch and time to view the exhibitions.
 These birds were inspired by an article in Stitch magazine.
 I thought these tags were lovely.
 More birds for the competition.

Then shopping!! First of all with Lorna
 Then Denise (Craft Arena, lovely new big shop) and of course AVG. 
We then had the Maderia lecture  from Dr Susan Kay-Williams on dyes.  Unfortunately, I missed most of this, as one of our Branch members was taken ill and ended up being rushed to hospital.  What I saw and heard was very interesting though.
Competition results were then announced in first place, number 34:-
 In second place number 11:-
And in third place, MINE!!!! :_
You can guess where I got my inspiration.
I was lucky enough to win the members choice prize too.
After tea and cake, which tasted just as good as it looked it was off to Queens hospital to find out how our friend was, latest news is she is being kept in over night and should be out tomorrow.

I won two boxes of threads,  lovely eye candy!
Tomorrow we are off to an airshow in Lincoln, lets hope the sun keeps shinning!