Saturday, 13 June 2009

Tea and Textiles

Since my last post the Tea and Textiles has been and gone, it was a really good day it was nice to meet up with new and old friends, there were lots of cakes, also lots left over! Chrissythreads had worked very hard on getting her house ready to throw open and it was very much appreciated but a lot of hard work for her! It's a lovely photograph of Julie helping visitors to the cakes, I've got to say that The Material Girls do always lay on a good spread, our shared lunches are always a feast!

Sadly my Mums eldest sister died at the age of 90, so I went to her funeral last week. My Mum is the youngest of 7, she's taken it very hard. Her and my Aunt were very close since they were both widowed and had become companions, until my Aunt first became ill a few years ago my Mum would pick her up in her car and go off for the day on shopping trips or out for lunch . My Aunt lost her confidence so Mum would visit her and they would reminisce about old times over tea and cake,(must be a family trait)  although she couldn't get around very well she still had all her (how shall I put it) marbles! which is rare these days, so many people seem to end up with some degree of dementure which is very sad! Anyway the wake was very nice just how my Aunt would have wanted it we got together and talked about old times and the Christmas's and family get togethers that we had when all of us cousins were children, as we all said goodbye we said that we must get together for another reason other than a funeral. We all have our own lives and families now, but I must make an effort to keep in touch with them all, there's 8 of us, funny there always seems more when we're all together, must be all the noise we make.

I didn't get to City &Guilds class this week as I felt a bit under the weather I thought I had a cold coming on a sore throat, but it didn't develop into anything serious, but I didn't want to pass anything on!

Today I went to a Quilting Exhibition  30 years of the Marsh Quilters , I wandered around looking at some really lovely work and came away feeling quite inspired (hope it lasts). I had a cup of coffee and bought a pair of earrings which I'll probably only wear once and some lovely fabric from the African Fabric Shop. From there it was a drive to the Romford and West Essex Embroiderers Guild, it was Founders Day I think they have been going for 15 years. A really fun meeting, unlike last month but best not to go there! The speaker could have bored for England..... I'm organising a weekend workshop for the branch in 2010 and the places are filling up nicely one of the workshops is already full and has a waiting list, so that's good.

I've decided to give a sneak preview of one of my pieces of work for the Material Girls exhibition, I'm such a tease! But it's only a small section. Why can I never get the images where I want them to go, they just seem to pop up in odd places despite the fact that I tick the box, do others find this? I wanted the image to be in this section not at the top of the posting.

Tomorrow we are off to watch our sons partner running in the Race for Life she's been training for weeks and is now thinking that next years she may do the moonwalk. I did the moonwalk a couple of years ago and it was an experience, which at the time I said would never be repeated but occasionally I do think that maybe............

Next week a few of the Material girls are getting together to make up inspiration packs for the ERTF exhibition in September more about that another time. 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your loss Miraim. It does seem hard to keep in touch with families these days... occasions like this make you realise how important it is. Intrigued by the sneaky peek at your work!