...the past few weeks for me have been really busy with work-stuff, none of which has been very 'share-able'.
But on the weekend, things got a lot more fun and exciting when I made the trip to Bordertown to teach a crewel embroidery class. I find there is something rather soothing about spending a couple of hours or three in the car, just watching the world go by while getting from A to B. What is not to like about a trip out of town? - I was of course met with true country hospitality and after a morning 'cuppa' everyone set to work.
The girls had chosen to do 'Blue Elegance' - as an introduction to crewel embroidery (sorry the kits are sold out in the shop at the moment, but the patterns are there).
So what is so special about crewel embroidery? As one of the ladies said midway through day two:
"I have never tried crewel embroidery because I thought it was all different stitches
- but it is not the case at all is it?"
Heads down and full of concentration everyone did a really great job of their pieces - some of which had some exciting colour and stitch variations to the original! I like it when people add their own twist and personality to my design - whether it is deliberate or not.
It was a fabulous two days spent with a lovely group of welcoming women and I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.
Thank you Bev, Catherine, Linda, Nadine (my sweet host), Denise, Joan, Rhonda and Yvonne (and Chris) for the invitation - I hope to see you around some time.
Wishing everyone a happy Monday,