Saturday, 25 September 2010

re thursday

Hi All enjoyed the evening very much - well done Brenda and Shelagh and thanks. Spent a very happy few hours on friday- playing with "apertures - arcs and angles" well the angles is in my head - not good grammar!But the other two have been addressed. See some of you on monday Fran

Friday, 24 September 2010

First meeting

HI I am really sorry that I missed the first meting, but with the coughing and sneezing and the watery eyes, I was not a pretty sight! I am looking forward to seeing what was done and am intregiued by Susie's comments about biscornus and wonder at the connection? Has anyone any photos of what you did or even partly completed pieces - it would be good to see the range of what you did. re money - Brenda can I give to you on Monday? I am down in Rickmansworth tonight and the weekend - training to be a weight watchers leader - have to run groups ( with spport) next week. See you Cheers Carol


I have sent an email visually 'talking' all though how to get on here & post on here, so we should find some more posts hopefully over the weekend
I really enjoyed last night and promise not to inhale to much Smooch in future!!!!

I shall leave this blog as:  everyone can view it, or we wont get any publicity at all for when we are ready to exhibit.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

What a great night

Hi all, forgot what it was like to enjoy myself in creative thought. When I got home I dug out the only copy of the 'Stitch' magazine which I have kept as it had some great ideas in it. I looked at the date and it happened to be the Aug/Sept 2009 edition, in this copy it had a Biscornu pin cushion, different to the one Brenda bought in but very similar, (I thought this very spooky as I had thrown away all the other copies I had previously. Looking throught the magazine I started to get inspired and the ideas started to flow. Shame its 11.50, I'll have to go to bed and dream of what I can do. Watch this space. Speak to you all soon. Really enjoyed myself, thanks to you all. Susie

Carolyn here

Hi there I have joined you all at last.Enjoyed tonight.


See you all later, Shelagh

Monday, 20 September 2010

First Meeting

Hello All

Sorry, I've been having a little blog trouble this morning - I hope you can now read the list! Hope you are all looking forward to this coming Thursday for our first meeting. Just thought I'd remind you of what you need to bring.


  • Fat Quarter of Calico
  • Stabiliser – 70 Lutradur or medium Vilene or any similar weight stabiliser
  • Wooden embroidery hoop (if machine embroidery)
  • Sewing kit consisting of scissors, needles, ruler, stitch unpicker, pins, air/water erasable pen (and anything else that you use for general sewing).
  • Mixed threads for hand and machine or wools/cottons for knitting or crochet
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Scalpel
  • Pack of mixed fabrics (just small pieces of different kinds – any)
  • You may want to include some small pieces of felt or wadding.
  • Colouring medium – crayons, pencils, paint, silk or fabric paints – (just bring a few - what you already have)
  • Sewing machine if applicable and you want to use your own.
  • If you bring your own machine – you need the buttonhole foot! *class machines will not be available for the first meeting. You will be using the same requirements for each meeting so once you have them together you are set for the next few months with the addition of only a few small items. Please can you also remember to have your subscription ready at the first meeting. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you all on Thursday. Brenda

Friday, 17 September 2010

This is Woolacombe at sunset - I love the sepia tones and reflection on the sea. I think the lines formed by the shallow waves could be developed into a stunning design too - what do you think, any ideas for this or Susie's photo? Brenda

Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Sea

Hi everyone, i've been back a week now still missing the sun & sea (had great weather), really looking forward to our first meeting. Thought I would let you all see my favourite inspirational photo from our holiday. I just love the sea and I think this photo says it all. Without the sound just looking at the photo I can imagine myself on the beach listening to the sound of the waves crashing backward and forwards. I have to do something with it but what I have yet to discover. Hope you like it too.