Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Update at last

There has been much activity during the months that have passed since the last update. Time devoted to a visit from my sister and her friend Sue, from Townsville, down in Tasmania on a golfing trip which included games for them at Barnboogle, (I think that's how it's spelt) Royal Hobart, Tasmanian and a couple of other courses. As a non golfer not familiar with any of these, but they were very impressed. Sue is a quilter so required a guided tour of all Hobart quilt shops, as well as a trip to Wafu Works at Kingston, where Sue was happy with fabrics and threads and my sister delighted with Origami supplies.
At the same time my daughter Erika became engaged to Robert Wallhead amidst much screaming with excitement from mother!!
Classes still going at PatchWorks -

Casual handbag

Quilt as you go Cot Quilt

Machine Embroidery for Quilters

Group challenge for 2011 was due on the last meeting day. The challenge is set each year with each member receiving a set of materials, and in 2011, the work was to be a three dimensional piece - box, bag, doll or vessel - I chose to make a box that I had been longing to make for some time, inspired by the book Beginners Guide to Embroidered Boxes by Janet Edmonds.
This was a favourite project because it included embroidery with programmed stitches, free machine embroidery, applique and beading, all techniques I love.

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