Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Assembling the Market piece.

A busy few days, NW Regional Day, a Branch meeting and then 4 of us met to work on the market piece and all within 5 days. Is this a record? 040

Rough placement before we began the stitching. Anns husband

is on hand to record our enthusiasm.037

Lesley checks on one piece.


The piece grows. Ann Lesley and Pam adjust the placements.048

After warm home made scones we were re energised and managed to attach all the items. We still await 2 or 3 pieces but know where they will fit. Ann volunteered to join together the separate panels , Over half of our members have contributed to it and I am sure that Lesley will be delighted with our completed piece. I will put together an article and hope that Workbox will again publish it. Next time I report on this could /should be to show it in its finished state.

April Meeting

Ann Burrows paid us another welcome visit this month.  Several of us had completed our haberdashery pieces from the day school and displayed them for Ann to see. She was delighted. Ann spoke about her family and how she incorporated photos of them into her work. Another skill for us to learn, maybe another day school to book.035



Some of our day school pieces.

NW Region Day

Saturday 17th April was a bright and sunny morning.  Eight members of Bolton Branch made their way to the Manchester Conference Centre anticipating a wonderful day. The venue was excellent, within a reasonable walking distance from public transport. Morning coffee and afternoon tea were included in our tickets and the hot lunch was delicious. The morning began with the usual formalities but  then Anthea Godfrey had come up from Hampton Court and gave a very comprehensive account of the present situation  I am sure that the problems of the past are now buried and feel that we have a much stronger foundation to plan for our future.We were  then treated to two speakers. In the morning a “local” , Hilary Hollingworth described her love of darning. Many of her pieces were quite tiny but exquisite in their execution. After lunch, Alysn  Midgelow Marsden explained her thought processes when planning her work. Looking at her many incredible completed pieces, I could appreciate this pre planning. I must take this on board!!! Our day was relaxing and as always it was lovely to meet up with so many embroidery friends.As usual we all spent more than anticipated at the stalls but our day was “made” by Barbara Ryall who won the second prize for her piece based on Florence.004

Our chair looking at a display002

Formalities ready


Barbaras piece in top right corner

We are now looking forward to our next Regional Day on April 16th 2011 at KEQMS, Lytham St Annes. The Rose Bowl competition is Lights Fantastic.