Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Textiles in Focus, Cambridge 2009

The information and booking forms for Textiles in Focus are now available, by sending an sae to Cottenham college. Pauline Verinder is one of my favorite textile artists and this exhibition is always excellent with a good choice of workshops, relevent traders and plenty of seating for tea and cake.
Sleaford Embroiderers are privileged to have been asked to exhibit this year and if you missed us at 'the Hub' then come and see us in Cambridge. We will be showing the 'on the waterfront' challenge pieces and plenty of other work. I am taking my little amulet bags from the quilting arts article and if you come and find me, I will let you peek inside :)
Cottenham is just off the A14, north of Cambridge.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas time

I love the simplicity of this tree, loads of tiny square mirrors and three birds. It has pride of place in the kitchen/family room. DH loves the baubles and flashing lights etc so that tree lives in the room he occupies most of the time along with the tv set :)
After 33 years of marriage, I have my in-laws coming for Christmas for the first time - how scary is that. The house has been scrubbed, bedrooms emptied of all my tut, the decorations are up, the mince pies made (home made mince and pastry), I have done the shopping and wrapped the presents and I am ready. I feel quite virtuous. Dh decided yesterday to re-paint one wall but only did half, so today I had to do the other half. Duh!
I hope everyone reading this will enjoy a happy holiday and the very best of health, wealth and happiness in the new year.