Friday, January 7, 2011

a day with G and Val..

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend a delightful afternoon with G and Val at Val’s home... We sat outside in an enclosed veranda which was shaded by a large tree. After some general chat and a delicious lunch we got down to the “business end” of the day – show and tell... Each of us had something to talk about... Val showed us the paper projects she was working on as well as some cross stitching she had been doing – Val is a late convert to cross stitching and has done some lovely pieces to make up for lost time... I wish I had thought to take photos of Val’s little books that she makes - she has more patience than I have with her cutting and constructing. Val earlier on had shown me her work room I was slightly envious of her space and again lamented the lack of one of my own... In my next life perhaps...
G showed us the backstitch sampler that she was given as a kit for Christmas from a friend - the sentiment of the sampler is about friendship - a worthy thing to nuture and preserve...
Me, well I had a couple of books plus a copy of Vignette the Leanne Beasley publication... We all agreed that it was a lovely introduction to this new venture of Leanne’s. G was enthusiastic about Leanne’s design for a fabric noticeboard headed “Remember”. G – could see that its construction could lend itself to a project she has in mind using her Op–shop finds...
G and Val decided to have a go at making some Suffolks Puffs as they had seen a miniature doll’s house quilt at the Johnson Collection exhibition earlier on in the week... So as they set about doing that I started on with stitching block seven in the Gail Pan’s Christmas BOM... It was so relaxing sitting there in the quiet stitching – it was salve for the soul...

...let's read the instructions...

...now is this where the needle comes up????


...look I have made one...

...me too!!!

...an afternoons work...















The photo of what I did was a bit dodgy - so I will save myself the embarrassment...

Until later S xx

3 comments:

shakatak66 said...

Sounds like the perfect day - wish I'd been there :D

Gina E. said...

That is such a good write up of our afternoon, I'm going to put a link to it on my blog, instead of doing my own post. (My photos are not worth posting). You are naughty not including a photo of your BOM stitching; you are too critical of your own work! It was beautifully stitched, and would have been a much better pic to post instead of my one blue Suffolk
puff!

Julia said...

You girls look like you had a lot of fun..
I love suffolf puffs...
Julia ♥