First of all, Clive would like to say a big thank you to all for the congrats. You're right Jane, it is a very tough course and certainly not an easy option. I was really surprised at the amount of work and the depth of the course. I am a little worried that now he won't have his nose into his books he will have time to see all the dubious stuff that I get up to.
Margaret - think of the marks on the bum from mini chairs as love tokens. Oh dear, that sounds a bit suggestive - think I'll have to rephrase that before Em sees it. I got back from Urchfont in time for the candlelight carols and it was lovely. The hard church pews sorted out my twingy back at the same time.
It's really cold here and the frost this morning looked like snow. It must be strange to have heat at Christmas. Although we have a son in Sydney, I can never tear myself away from the grandchildren to go over for Chrimbo dinner on the beach. 'Throw another turkey on the barbie', doesn't have quite the same ring about it.
Marjorie - glad you are enjoying Quiltwow. I intend to have a go at that bag with embroidered squares. I'm not a quilter but that one tempted me too.
Back to Urchfont. I don't usually teach residentials due to lack of time but I always love it when I do. Especially Urchfont where the food is wonderful. I'm still chomping Gaviscon. We had a Christmas dinner on Saturday night - here we are with our hats on.
I had got all dressed up on Friday night to get it over with - didn't know about the special dinner. I peaked too soon. Val loved Urchfont at Christmas and always did what she called a Christmas silly, which is how I came to be there. Not sure ours was silly enough but we did laugh a lot. Here's a few pics of the work.
The beginning of a long hanging from Cindy.
A lovely tonal piece from Maggie.
Another landscape from Jane.