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.