Saturday, 7 December 2013
I went to my first meeting on Thursday. The speaker was Louise Claire Bradley and the room was absolutely packed. I sat between Julia G (fellow Distant Stitcher) and new friend Mary. It was a fascinating evening and I'm so glad I decided to join a group. Their exhibition in October contained some superb work so I'd better crack on and start making!
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Sunday, 11 August 2013
The NEC was full of people from all over the world yesterday. Chatted to a lovely lady called Ludmila from Kazakhstan - she teaches quilting but used to be an engineer! She'd travelled to the UK for the Festival. Amazing. Nice to see Angie Hughes, Isobel Hall, Chris Gray, Chloe and Steph Redfern, - oh I could go on forever. It was exhausting but so worth it!
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013
What a great experience my first Open Studios has been. Mobbs Wood is an idyllic venue - it's a working farm in rolling countryside - and my fellow artists, Jo P, Jo B and Gabrielle are great fun to be around. Visitors' comments have been entirely positive and encouraging and we have had a lot of visitors!
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Bit of a landmark birthday last week. It really makes you think about the bigger picture and whether you are on the right path. I was absolutely overwhelmed and touched by the kindness of family, friends and colleagues. I am reducing my working hours from next week to devote more time to doing the things I want to do, and to counting my blessings. I've got my C&G certificate to finish and am taking part in the Warwickshire Open Studios in June/July, exhibiting with a group of talented artists at Mobbs wood Farm just north of Coventry. Watch this space ....