Thursday, 9 August 2007

Festival of Quilts

Liked the empty-nester notes, Linda. Ours are more likely to say 'It's your turn to cook the dinner - back at 7pm'. (This could be from either of us). Plus lots of notes to my lovely neighbour who nurtures the cat when we are away.
Julie - how have you resisted for so long? An embellisher is a must. I was quite pleased with my Stitch article, although some of the colour is a bit odd.
You are right, Margaret, about only having a teenage grandaughter around for so long before they find better things to do. Just at the point when they're getting useful! Lauren has three younger brothers and enjoys her big sister role. I am biding my time to start with her cousin Sophie (5). Don't want to appear sexist but Clive seems to have more appeal with the boys - they like playing chess with him.


Spent the last two days getting our presentation stuff ready for the Festival next week. Takes twice as long as you think it will. I have work from Sherrill Kahn and Gwen Hedley for Workshop on the Web. Here's a sneak preview of one of the Sherrill boards.




Plus a detail as the colour is not great on the one above. Quiltwow, the new WoW for quilters has some fabulous work to show. Lots of folk have already signed up for the free Taster (http://www.quiltwow.com/).



Something amazing happened today. We bought a new digital projector as our old one is getting on a bit. Guess what? It worked - straight out of the box with no hassle. It really was plug and play. Hazel Credland recommended this one as it has the ability to work with a little flash drive. I don't think there is enough room on these to run the movies we use in talks but it will be good for an emergency and will save us taking two laptops around with us.


As a displacement activity I was playing with the embellishing that Lauren did on Tuesday and tried placing over the top a piece of painted and zapped nappy liner (or agricultural fleece).


Looks promising. I'll play more at the show and report back.

7 comments:

Doreen G said...

Cheryl's workshop looks interesting
Maggie --not too many sleeps before we get it.

sue said...

I am so looking forward to the show!!!

Julie said...

Me too! I shall be making a beeline for your stand Maggie! - that is, after I've had a cuppa and got my bearings lol

Leanne Hurren said...

Did you have to buy the Bradley Hand font? Did you download it from the internet? I have seen it before in Laura Kemshall's work and wondered what font it was!

Janet T said...

I'm looking for a projector that takes a memory stick, would be interested to know which one you've got and how you get on with it

Sarah Jayne said...

I'm so looking forward to the show and hopefully meeting up with lots of other bloggers....

Stewcat said...

I recognised Sherrill's work right off. I love her, she's such a fabulous teacher. I was lucky enough to ask her if she might teach in our city, and she said yes. We had two jam packed days of teaching and laughter.