The truly lovely aspect of the anniversary was that I was able to reconnect with so many people that I had met and to hear that in almost every case they were still enjoying their needlepoint!
|On it's way to the Framer..|
Deciding on my next project is always difficult so I am apt to fill in with something simple, a spec case or, as now with a bit of sharp needle repairs to a quilted jacket that needed some essential tlc.I also have a pair of canvases painted with elderflowers – I have always had memories of those bushes when I lived in Norfolk and made elderflower sorbet but due shortly is the prototype of another della Robbia panel that will be the suggested design for the May trip to Tuscany – more details of this shortly.
Classes have gone well; besides help with designing special projects people enjoy company and there is always a lively discussion as to books to read, films to see and television worth watching. This week I have just been to the Opus Anglicanum exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum – an absolute must for anyone remotely interested in fine embroidery.At my Open Day in June I offered a complimentary class and someone new won it; here is Ruth enjoying her day with a fellow student.
Class lists up till end of June are now available together with a special two day class for Christmas and Birthday Balls – would be happy to send you full detailsFinally I believe that enjoying needlepoint makes one look at detail in a much more curious way, be it items in churches or museums or colour schemes so I finish with a bowl of salad I threw together the other day – just loved the vibrant colours of the ingredients.