Friday, 23 August 2013
The weather could not make up its mind today, so we spent some of the afternoon sitting indoors and some of the time sitting outdoors. It really didn't matter to us...
17 of us talked...
enjoyed each other's company in Pat's wonderful garden...
shared new ideas...read one another's magazines and books...
...and enjoyed a wonderful time together. Pat's hostessing skills never need to be tested - once again she surpassed herself. Bucks Fizz, strawberries, quiche, salad and lots more home-made dishes.
Thank you Pat for a wonderful way to spend a Summer's afternoon
Monday, 19 August 2013
Our July meeting began as usual with excitement and sharing of work in progress
Denise and Elaine share a WIP
What a beautiful sunny Summer's day at last and the room had a wonderful through breeze with all the doors open
Unpacking and more sharing
Setting up and enjoying a browse through patchwork magazines from Margaret
Some serious planning going on here...
Sylvia's jigsaw piece is amazing
Fabulous use of /expandaprint and lovely use of colour
We gathered round a few of the jigsaw pieces, to discuss the background possibilities. Jude will see what she has in stock and experiment with a block print of a jigsaw piece
Joy's piece is in a style reminiscent of the 1950's - just fabulous
Elaine's jigsaw piece in beautiful colourscheme on a fantastic frosted textured background
Lillian demonstrated paper laminating - here is Janet making her samples in the kitchen area
Close-up of Janet pushing the gel through a stencil. Some really interesting effects were created
Sylvia's embroidered collage is her WIP in Sylvia's favourite colourscheme
Janet's WIP using sheers on top of patchwork. Looks stunning