Sunday 30 September 2018

2018 Wk 39 - Things I forgot about

When I blogged yesterday I, ahem, implied that I hadn't done much - and I believed it myself  . . . until I started getting stuff out for a class I am teaching on Friday at Chertsey Museum, and then I realised I've actually done quite a lot in the way of prep!

Usually everyone does the same, but they wanted to try weaving and I have a few sets of a lot of different methods, so this time we are doing this over 2 sessions so everyone gets a chance to try everything.  Of course this means me setting up everything so they can spend their 90 minutes actually weaving!

Triaxial weaving:

 Lace making (of a sort -I cant get the hang of this!)

Medieval cords

Weaving with a small loom and fine wool

Bead weaving

Straw weaving

 Chunky weaving

a different type of loom

French knitting / Knitting Nancies

and a super fast mechanical version

And hoop weaving

There are also 3 20" looms - two have been set up and started and one will be set up as a demo

So I have been a bit busy!!!!

Saturday 29 September 2018

2018 Wk 39 - excuses

It's rubbish really - no blogging for three weeks and still nothing to show!  In my defence I've been busy, away and ill

Busy at work - closing our Slough office and preparing to move to Reading (about an hour further away) and busy job hunting, and also busy at the Borough Voluntary Sector awards when we won join second place and £250 for Stitch!

And too ill for one planned weekend away but managed a second one, to Athens

View from apartment

And still having coughing fits every few minutes!  Still it's getting a little better each day.  Hopefully I'll get back to sewing soon

I did managed two embroidery designs for Kathy

Saturday 8 September 2018

2018 Wk 36 - bits and pieces

Last weekend was the Church's 'Garden Party' (a village fair really but arranged by the church) in the sister village.  The Vicar's wife and I manned the Stitch stall - selling boomerang bags and talking to people about Stitch (and Days for Girls) and showing the kits.  We sold lots of bags while dressed as Vikings (this year's theme).  We listened to Abba music all afternoon, enjoyed the end of summer sunshine, and took donations of £85 - pretty much a perfect afternoon!

In other news - I treated myself to a EPP template organiser (Amazon think it's a jewellery organiser but what do they know?) and have sorted all my templates

Some of the templates were then used at Chertsey Museum on Friday - we did Quilt As You Go hexies - looking good ladies!

As for me, Lizzie and I have been working on a dozen or so babygros (onesies) and vests - just a little bit fiddly to hoop!

And husband has repainited two walls in our bedroom  . . .

and assembled a corner unit for me as a kind of dressing table

And finally a pic from the lady who one my Black & White & Bits of Bright quilt in a WI raffle - she used it as a picnic blanket!