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Monday, June 26, 2006

The luxury of "me time"

Hectic week again, as you have probably gathered, not a spare moment to blog. Had a lovely weekend away at Urchfont Manor, which has revived me. Arrived on Friday evening, and was really too tired to function. after a good nights sleep, I spent Saturday sorting out many of my UFO's ( unfinished objects). On Saturday afternoon I had to complete a load of paperwork for work -it took four hours - but it meant I could then do my work for the rest of the time. We did not have a tutor this weekend, and I managed to get lots of bits of my own work sorted out, in my head, in my sketchbook and in my stash, that always feels good. Here is a little glimpse of work in action.


This was completed on the embellisher machine , I am really starting to enjoy working with it. I need to become a little more adventurous, but am happy. Have a lot more stitching to do to both pieces, but I am growing a nice little pile of pieces.


Nothing too exciting to look at, but it is work in progress. On Sunday, the traders Winefrid Cottage came and needless to say I could not resist parting with some of my hard earned cash.


A few handstitching threads, some quilting wool and a machine bobbin ring holder. I also bought a book.

Its a lovely book, but what really caught my eye was this:-


Thought this would make a good project for me over the summer holidays, the practise at dying all those different colours would be good for me, and then I can hang the quilt in my new classroom in September. The whole school is moving to a new building and a new site.......but that's another story!!! You probably understand why I am a bit busy. Just to let you know, if you live within travelling distance of Urchfont in Wiltshire, it is the Textile Exhibitions weekend next sunday, look here for details

3 comments:

MargaretR said...

I can imagine how busy you are with moving to a new buiding Maggie.
But you sound as if you had a very relaxing, worthwhile visit to Urchfont. I am going to have a few days like that muself soon hopefully. I will be going to a place called plas Tan y bwlch, no tutor, just play!

MargaretR said...

Sorry about all the spelling mistakes in the last post(g)

marion said...

I waaaaaaaant an embelllllllllisher !!!!!!! Ahem.

Are you enjoying using hte embellisher?