Saturday, December 8, 2012

Play Day

I have just returned from a play day, an opportunity for us to meet and share ideas. I had suggested that we use foils and embossing powders so tried to provide a list of items.. Ten of us arrived and unpacked our equipment. We began with a show and tell, explaining what we had brought with us and what we hoped to try.001002003004005Some of us were happy to demonstrate to the rest of the group We were so busy that I forgot to take photos for ages. These are five shots which show our interaction. It was a really fun day.Listening would have confused an outsider as we kept oohing and aaahing  as we saw the results of a new skill. Almost every attempt was passed around and admired.

There was not much to actually see for all our work but I guarantee that we hardly stopped. One comment was a disappointed that other members had not come along and experienced our play day. There will be another chance. We plan to try the Romeo technique and also use of Lutrador etc ,some time in February. Now I need to unpack my bags and try to put the materials away.always the downside to a play day!!!

Enjoy Christmas and the New Year and I will see you at the Jacobs Feast.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December meeting

Jackie M lead our meeting on Tuesday, demonstrating how to make a simple but effective Christmas tree decoration. Mine now adorns my tree. Thank you Jackie.

We had a lovely exhibition of Angels, our Christmas competition.001002003When the votes were counted, Clare was declared the winner. She had said earlier to me that she  had not entered a competition before , but was pleased that she felt compelled to do something for this.Well Clare you now have quite a standard to maintain!!!

012It really was Clare's night. We realised that it was actually her birthday that day and that she had chosen to spend it with us, so Ann made her a singing cake.006We shared some festive food and drink and of course ,the cake. Barbara R then explained about our next project. The Lowry shopping outlet has an annual display of Xmas trees ,decorated by organisations and later auctioned off for the Hospice. The idea was met with great support. We could use ideas given to us by Jackie but in Feb more details and possibly templates and fabric kits will be distributed.The tie competition was mentioned again and we are looking forward to some interesting. ideas. I suggested that you could look up recycling ties on the net .There are many pages .

So the end of another year for us, have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the New Year. Apols for missing the Jan meeting.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Out and about,Padiham

I attended the Christmas meeting at Padiham today. Kathryn have put out an amazing array of fabric, threads ,beads etc. As well as this she had cut up and edged loads of inchies. So what are inchies?  They are one inch squares that you adorn with embellishment.They are a bit like the trade cards but smaller. Six of us in Bolton are swapping them at the moment. However back to Padiham, the fiddly bit had been done for us so we only needed to add beads etc. Thank you Kathryn.001It was a busy meeting. Nan our Chair asked us for ideas for the Tie Challenge.Lovely festive food needed to be consumed. We then had to vote for our favourite piece in the Xmas competition, this time based on the colour white ,blue or purple.002003The outcome of the vote was that our Secretary, Joan was awarded first prize presented to her by Nan. Well done Joan.004We meet again in February.