Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Hi first and foremost I just wanted to tell you all about Sally Holman coming to Art & Stitch on Saturday 6th March. She is doing her fabulous workshop and an example is shown here. There are spaces please come along and join us for the day. It was such fun last time she came and she has such a wealth of knowledge to draw from.

Then look at these piccies - we had a fabulous weekend of dyeing and printing with Ruth Issett last weekend - oh how good was it. I was unsure on Saturday as I had not done anything like this before. Ruth is such a fantastic teacher and so patient and helpful.
Everyone that attended had a great day and we all achieved loads. More photos on Angela's blog.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Fabulous Day

Oh what an absolute fabulous day we had yesterday, Rob his Mum, Sister & I all went to Kew Gardens to the orchid festival and it was so wonderful - I took 146 photos but have just put a few on to whet your appetite. I know the first photo is not an orchid but was soo gorgeous.

We knew all about it as my Sister, Maggie, is a volunteer at Kew in the Orchid house - although she had chosen this week to be cross country ski-ing in Austria - how rude was that!!

But it was all the colours of the rainbow and oh it was magnificant - the photos do not do it justice
at all

The festival is on for the whole month and is soo well worth a trip - Kew is a magic place anyway but with the extra benefit of the festival on a cold February Day it was even better.

I have taken so many pictures the plan is to use some of them in my City & Guilds work as they are so colourful and perfect.

As Sandra said (Rob's sister) nature made us so plain compared to the other creatures on earth
wouldn't it be wonderful if we had bright colourful
plummage with spots etc.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Well it has been an amazingly busy week in Art & Stitch - yeh all good for us !

Angela has been especially busy juggling wedding preparations, the shop - new stock etc. etc. all week.

Anyway I wanted to share my "Crazy Quilt as you Go "which I finished - it got put away at Christmas to do the Christmas present production line. So I got it out again and hey presto the finished article it is lovely. It is for Caroline's f riend and I am feeling reluctant to part with it - how sad!!!

This little gem was put together yesterday by one of our customers Julie - her and her friend Lisa had a day with us with me showing them foundation piecing which was absolutely fabulous they really enjoyed themselves - so they did these pictures. Lisa the wretch put hers away too quickly so i could not take a photo - how rude was that!!!

We had a great day and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and went home with a completed project and happy.

Today is Wedding Day so Angela is at home getting all doled up and ready for the big day.

Poor little Poppy went to be spayed on Monday so she has been unable to blog this week as she has been resting. I am coming back as a cat to some mad old softies like us!!!!!