The poor girl was away overnight and came home especially early only to find that she can't get at her emails. Clive has been working with her to switch them to us, so hopefully that will happen soon.
While they were struggling I was having a lovely time at the Stanpit Christmas party. Most of us who passed through the City and Guilds course locally did so at the Stanpit Village hall in Christchurch and one of the traditions was the Christmas party. Although, sadly, we have no C&G anymore we have a party with a competition and a speaker. Everyone brings a plate of food and we always have a wonderful spread. The competition theme relates to the speaker and this year we had the fabulous Terri Hitchcock who makes the most amazing dolls. Here is one of her dolls.
The Beyond Stitch group, that I belong to, decided that we would take a creative look at toilet roll dollies (those awful crinolines that used to hide the loo roll, do you remember?)
So now you may have an inkling about the sink plunger. My dolls were based on Clive as the 'Grand Master of the mystic order of the plunger', with me as the Grand Mistress (I'm sure I'd make a grand mistress). Here we are.
I printed our faces out on print ready cotton and then did a lot of stitching. Clive has a red nose because he has a cold. Our cloaks are made from embellished fabric with applied stitching. The sink plungers and loo rolls form the bodies. Tomorrow I'll show more details of the making process. Here is Monica Morgan's doll 'The Devil is in the Detail' which won the prize.
Thermogauze is not too expensive, Pat and I shall be doing more on it next time.
Have we found Aussie Jo yet? Did Carol get her password? (Yes, I sent it to her) Will BT fix Fiona's phone before she goes grey with worry? Tune in tomorrow folks for more fun and games.