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Sunday, March 23, 2014

It is nearly April

Well March is nearly over and I don't really know where it has gone. I have been busy. Health-wise not so good, I won't dwell but it has involved lots of doctor and hospital appointments.

So what have you done in March? I hear you ask. Well I attended Region 15E  Quilters' Guild Regional Day followed by a course with Yvonne Brown, an inspirational teacher and prolific quilter. Below you can see my tidy desk on the course, well it's tidy for me! Then the photo of the workers at the end of the afternoon. I'm the one with very little done and gingerly holding all my little experimental scraps together when all the rest had a quilt block finished. Photo three shows the blocks I made 1/3 completed the next day. It has progressed on since then but I don't have a photo to show you, yet!

I've made several ATCs and Postcards, here are a selection

This is a selfie done on my iPad

I went to London to visit my daughter for my birthday she took me to see War Horse. That was a fantastic show, If you haven't seen the stage production do it's amazing. Those who know me will say but your birthday is in February, why a birthday treat in March?Well to tell the truth DD said when do you want to come down? and I said March because there is a stitching show at Olympia and I had never been before. Here are just a few of the goodies I got.
Beautiful fabrics from Burma

 Stash laid out on my bed

a little book made by Gilda Baron and some felted pebbles I made at a workshop with Ailish Henderson

 Back home and here is a small book I made when playing with some newly acquired artists inks, it really is quite small/

 Playing with disperse dyes
 Finally my small memory pin cushion which was actually made on Valentines Day in February. I don't think I have shared this with you but I love it.
 The image is my Mum, my Gran and my great Gran

I have done other things as well this month because I am working towards an exhibition at Wallington Hall in Northumberland in the summer with the textile group TWYNE. I'll tell you more about that in a later post when the advertising poster is completed. I have finished one item and am planning two more so will have to pull my finger out and get going.

That's all for now. If you are interested have a look at this link on our upcoming Creative Weekend.


Val said...

You have been a very busy girl Sheila !
Some lovely work there

Val x

Val said...

You have been a very busy girl Sheila !
Some lovely work there

Val x

Sheilasembroidery said...

Thanks Val, nothing much new for you there but it helped me review all the creative things I have done over the month.

Christine said...

You've been busy Sheila, lots of great little makes there

Clare - Aimetu said...

What beautiful craft - it's all lovely. Hope your health improves, that was a lovely birthday gift and I don't blame you making the most of your London trip.

Myfanwy Hart said...

An exhausting creative month! Lovely.

Carmina said...

Congrats. You have great preoccupations. I like to do the same.