"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Good and not so good day.

I spent most of today at the Embroiderers Guild exhibition, selling raffle tickets and chatting with other Guild members. I was wondering if any of my blog readers would turn up and say hi, and guess what - Tannia did. It is such fun to meet my cyberspace friends - thanks, Tannia! Unfortunately the Guild doesn't allow anyone to take photos of their exhibitions, so I don't have any to put on my blog to show you. But I can show you what I bought from the Gift Shop. This is a plain old Spirex ruled notepad, made special with a calico cover appliqued with a cupcake! Couldn't leave this behind - what a great notebook to write recipes in.
As you might remember, I have a growing collection of pincushions of all shapes and sizes, and the Guild always have heaps of them for sale in their Gift Shop. I allowed myself just one today - this square shape is new to me. And I adore that elephant design.
Tonight I received an email from Cheryl, who alerted me to an item on the Needlework News website. They had discovered my Peacocks blog and given it a nice write up. Thanks Lakshmi, for telling them about me!
The bad news is that I smashed my car up on the way home from the Guild, so I'm grounded for a few weeks at the least, I guess. The upside is that because I'm forced to stay home, I'll have lots of time to stitch - lol!


Miss 376 said...

What a way to end the day. I hope you are ok.

stitching aussie style said...

Hi Gina,

Hope you weren't injured in the accident!! Your purchases from the guild shop look stunning.

Sounds like a very full day.

Joy V said...

OH Gina, what a terrible end to what sounded like a great day. Hope you are OK and car can be fixed.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The guild sounds like so much fun and you found some pretty things. Congratulations on the wonderful write up about your peacock blog. I hope you weren't injured in your smash up! blessings,Kathleen

Gina E. said...

Guess I should have mentioned on the original post that I was not injured (only my pride) in the crash. I was only going slow, but the roads were wet so I 'aqua-planed' into the back of the other car when he braked suddenly to avoid hitting someone else.

Maddie Can Fly said...

I know being without a car is a major pain (been there -- did that last year), but at least you aren't hurt and that, along with being able to stay home and stitch, is good news.