May 27, 2008
A Tree for All Seasons
Hi All - I Had a great day at the Craft Fair on Saturday - Caught the train at 8 am, one lace friend already on it and we acquired another 3 a few stations closer to Perth... It was a bit showery but as we were gonna be indoors so we weren't all that worried. I went off and snoofied around the stalls for a couple of hours before settling to demonstrating some lace.
I succumbed to buying 6 more little bags of Angelina fibres.... 4 packets of "Textiva fusion foil" (had to Google it though to see what to do with it haha! - now know it is Angelina fibres when they are whole!) also a little bag of dark blue silk rods, 4 bags of little lace "flower" motifs at $2 a bag ...bargain and very useful for Crazy Patch. I also got a pack of 10 sheets of fabric that I can put through the ink jet printer...a metre of sequin braid that I may use on my Egyptian piece... I had a quick look around the Quilt Show and there were some wonderful quilts there .... I got home at 6.15pm thank goodness I had put the Slow Cooker on in the morning with a chook and Vegie soup ...mmmmm it was soooo yummy as was the glass of Vino! I spent some of Sunday, Yesterday and today - making a quilted bag for my new Asus Eee PC to go in ... I am very pleased with how it came out and will take a pic when I next wield the camera!
The two pics here are some close up shots of a needlelace and embroidery piece I made a few years ago titled "A Tree for All Seasons". It was started in a Lace Guild workshop and as usual I designed it on a rather large scale so I had a lot less to show than the other students by the end of the week! haha! but I am pleased with how it ended up looking. It is mounted on a "Silk Hankie" which I got from Dale and "mist" painted it for colour!