Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Great Western Embroiderers

Today I spent a fun afternoon stitching with a whole crowd of lovely ladies, some of whom I'm sure will become good friends over the next few months. I went to my first meeting of the new GWE group. This afternoon was the second meeting of the group but I met quite a few ladies who like me were attending for the first time. I also got a chance to briefly meet Anna too whose blog I have long been visiting and admiring.

We spent the afternoon making a sampler from two different stitches. We worked in two different groups so it was a great way to get to know some of the other members, as we got round to plenty of chat while we were stitching. A couple of ladies took my blog address so hello to Gemma, Deborah, Mary and Mary if you are reading :)

Here is my piece stitched in herringbone and chain stitch. A couple of the ladies pointed out that it has turned out to be the perfect size for fitting into a CD case, which was a challenge set at the first meeting so I plan to make a second piece as a backing for exactly that purpose :)

Gemma and I spent a while talking about knitting too as Gemma had a fabulous hand knitted top on that she had made and directed me to the Cricklade Needlecrafts shop so that I could buy myself a skein. Gemma you were right the lady in the shop knew exactly what blossom meant! I also came away with some sock yarn and a pattern as I have been itching to try socks for a while. Gemma if you are reading the heel part sounds very complicated so I may be pouncing on you at the next GWE meet with a half finished sock for some help!

It really was a lovely afternoon, and at least I have one reason to look forward to going in to work tomorrow, which is to book the afternoon off now I have the date of the next meet. Thanks for introducing me to the group Maggie!


Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

It was great to see you today Angela. A lovely friendly group of stitchers at the GWE aren't they? Please bring you knitting along to the next meeting... would love to see it. Can I have the stitching for the CD case by the 31st October? I can then put it into the exhibition I have organised. Your stitiching is georgeous. Well done.
Best wishes


Vi said...

Sounds like heaps of fun. :-)