Friday, 23 August 2013

August Summer Party

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 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

July Meeting

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