Good to be home in the warm and making mince pies. As you can see, I'm feeling very Christmassy.
Megan, I love your granny's saying about the laughter. Do you think our grandchildren will quote us? Heaven knows what mine will say. My granny had a wonderful one. If she saw any of us children scratching our behinds she would say 'Butter will be cheap when grass grows there'! We never did work out quite what it meant but it certainly has a ring to it.
Sharon, you must try to get to Urchfont. If you do go to the exhibitions, make sure you book for lunch. Their lunches are fantastic.
T'other Maggie. Sorry about the challenge - just go with the antlers and show us the result on you blog. I think baby reindeer are called showers.
Carole - Happy Chrimbo back and I'm sure that everone's blog will go from strength to strength in 2008. I'm so glad I got into it - loads of fun.
Here are some more pics from the embellisher weekend. We were experimenting with working from the back and making patterns. This little sample (below) from Rita is worked on silk carrier rods (pods).
This one from Sarah uses black chiffon over built-up silk fibres. The chiffon is applied by working up and down in rows which pulls it into chevron patterns.
Here we were ironing T Shirt transfer prints over embellished surfaces and Penny has put some glitter on this one. She will go on to work into it with the sewing machine to enhance the architectural lines.
Cindy produced a lovely landscape on a prefelt with lots of hand stitching that we destroyed with the embellisher.
Finally here is Barbara's finished piece - an eyeglass case.