The workshops have been going really well, and it's lovely to see all the different things people are making at the Tuesday morning sessions. Next Wednesday is the Crochet workshop with Helen, - there are still a couple of places if anyone is interested!
Last year I made my friends little lavender bags out of linen, with crocheted linen granny squares on top and I was very pleased with them
Meanwhile, I have finished my crocheted blanket, and was thrilled with it, but you know how it is......the very next day Ros decided to bring to the workshop the blanket she has just finished knitting.....
it was so absolutely stunning
we all wanted it
I'd like to make one, (that's a bit of an inside joke, my will is always greater than my skill) but, first I must get on and finish the scarf I started in Ros's workshop - it's coming along but I'm struggling to knit the 'grown up' way so it's not very relaxing
Got to be done by Christmas though!!
What else has been happening? - Mr Rabbitts is recovering well, but I'm finding it hard to understand why he has to have 2 cups of tea in bed in the morning (he said his consultant said so) and yet was able to (accidentally) jump off a four foot wall this afternoon.
Today I went to two quilting talks at my local quilt group. The first was by Pamela Smith and the theme was "Russia: patchwork and quilting, ancient & modern". It was so interesting - lots of facts and history, most interesting of which was that whilst we associate the red in Russia with Communism; in fact the words for 'red' and beautiful are interchangeable - so Red Square is actually Beautiful Square - and the Russians love bright, beautiful red textiles.
She had lots of examples of pre- 1990's Russian printed fabric
and a beautiful old quilt
and other memorabilia
Sadly for her she sat next to me at lunch and I asked so many questions! - I could have listened to her all day but she went home.
Then in the afternoon Margaret Johnson entertained us with her quilts from around the world - lots of funny stories and so many lovely quilts but my favourites were the 1930's American one
and this old Welsh woollen one:
Well, unfinished or not, with the log fire in front and a tweed quilt behind, it's exceedingly hygge.