Barbara - there is some of Val's Flower Stitcher stuff in the exhibition. She did such a lot with that foot that I took a Flower Stitcher in and put it in the case (you can just see it on the right). Will show a close up tomorrow. Dale has been doing a lot on this foot lately.
Lesley - better have a blast on the housework - they'll be no time after Friday. Which machine did you get? Here's a detail of my Quatermas piece made at the show. I am experimenting with things to apply to add a focus.
Quite like this piece of carrier rods with trapped wrappings. Val and I did it between us so it would be suitable. Will have to make some more though, so it won't happen soon.
Thanks for the kind words, Sue. I think it's great that we are all friends before we even meet. Everyone wanted to know the cat's name but she made me sign a confidentiality agreement before the show!
Chrissy says she gets in a mess with the embellisher. I do too - I am always surrounded by yarns, fibres and fabrics. Must be a feature of the machine as I am quite disciplined with a sewing machine.
Hope you make Harrogate, Margaret. I'm not doing that one as I am teaching. Jane is going up with Ruby Lever and meeting Val's daughters, Sarah and Louise, who are helping with the show.
Here are a last few pics of the show. I love Oliver Twist's stand and here is a lovely photo of Jean and Walter. The colours of the stand always make me want to photograph it as an inspiration.
They had a piece of my work on the stand that Jean bought ages ago. I was still experimenting with metal at that stage. I have to fight the urge to take it down and change it.
I have now become a secret blogger. I had announced that I had no time to blog today and Clive thinks that I am doing book reviews for Workshop on the Web. This is becoming an addiction. I shall soon be forming bloggers anonymous. At least the cat would approve of the anonymous bit.