Enough of the advertising - on to the day. Thanks for all the replies. I do so love getting feedback. I've ordered my Moonshadow Inks from Dale at http://www.thethreadstudio.com/ Leanne. Haven't found them here yet, but no doubt they will come. Actually Doreen, I don't think I'm managing my time well at the moment, or perhaps it's just that I don't have enough time. My to-do list has reached epic proportions and Clive has rebelled by composing an 'inaction plan'. He is implementing it as I write, by sitting in the garden with the paper (we have some sun at last). He's such a fidgit that it will never last.
Thanks to those who liked the weaving. It's your own fault that you are being shown another one. I'm very into weaving at the moment and I plan to mount some of the weavings up for a Wessex Textiles exhibition in September.
This one is very special as the strips with the stitched flowers were done by Val. They are embellished onto milliners net (don't know where she got it) and include the motifs and embellished silks in blocks. We often used to send each other bits of stitching or, if we were stuck on something, we would send pieces for the other one to finish. A terrible resposibility. I do miss her so much.
A good day with Jane Lemon, yesterday. The only downside was that we were trying to photograph her goldwork for a Batsford book proposal and the sun was shining too brightly. I prefer to photo outside in light cloud but the weather would not cooperate. In the end I took the photos in a window, with diffused light and brought them home to twiddle with. They are good - better than I thought, so that's a relief.
Jane took me on a tour of her workrooms where The Sarum Group do most of their work. They have so many ecclesiastical commissions and the goldwork is wonderful.
Just off to meet Michael Wicks, my co-publisher for the Embellish and Stitch book. Will report tomorrow.