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

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Annual Exhibition Embroiderers Guild Vic.

The annual members' exhibition at our Guild opened on Friday and will be open seven days a week until Sunday 21st October.
Photographs are not allowed, but I sneaked this photo of my wall hangings on display when we were setting up the exhibition.

I volunteered to be on duty all day today, and in the morning I looked after the Gift Boutique with another volunteer.  In the afternoon, I sat in the gallery doing cross stitch, supposedly to answer questions from the public and demonstrate how to do it.  I think most of the visitors already knew, or weren't interested, because apart from some friendly volunteers coming up to see what I was doing, nobody else approached me! I didn't get much stitching done, because I'd chosen an old UFO to take in, and subsequently remembered why it was a UFO...small, but a lot of colours used, so a lot of time is spent studying the pattern through a magnifying glass to see exactly where the stitches fit in. Maybe the scowl on my face scared people away!
But the day wasn't a complete failure. Far from it really - I do love sitting at the Guild stitching! I bought two pretties at the Gift Boutique - bookmark with cross stitched Rainbow Lorikeet, and a cloth bag with a cat motif. There were several different colours and cats to choose from, and as I'm going through a purple phase at the moment, Purple Pussy was my choice.

This is nothing to do with the Guild, but rather than start a new post, I am tacking it on to this post. My dear friend Sylvia sent me this gorgeous hand made card, and some extra kitties to play with! I'd bought her a pair of socks in this cat design, just for a little surprise, so this was her thank you. Don't you just love 'em!


Loopylou said...

Love the cats, very colourful

Joy V said...

Don't you just hate it when you can't take a photo of something beautiful. Out of curiosity the round table cover in your photo how was it made? Looks very very interesting.

Linens and Royals said...

i love cats and purple so the cat bag looks good to me.
I think we do sometimes forget why UFO's become just that, they are just not fun to do.
My card scrubs up well in the photo and the cats are fun even if you never use them. Sylvia