Saturday 3rd November 2009
A steady flow of embroideries accompanied by their owners came through our doors, mostly very optimistic and in bouyant form as good progress bolstered weary fingers.
I took photos of some of the works in progress which I have loaded today, showing good signs of nearing completion.
We held our usual clinic, ironing out the usual small snags, mainly due sometimes to lack of confidence and not due to lack of competance.
Quite a few returns unfortunately, that being absolutely fine, as we would rather know at this stage that sit up at the eleventh hour night after night!
I took another six projects, err hem, slightly optimistic, later reducing this by half later as my GP has already warned me of an impending shoulder problem. After absorbing the news that I lay on the bed with the slate frame cradle with my left arm and stitching wih my right, his astonished face went even more astonished as he heard this could be prolonged at 3 to 4 hours sessions.... yeah and the rest!
The reason for the sudden haste is that we have an exhibition booked at the Guild Hall on Saturday 27th February 2010, and we need at least 20 finished projects accompanied by all the works in progress. This is a market awareness gathering with all eminent persons invited, along with our stitchers and perhaps the local rag.
It is the build up for the second half of the project..... okay a bit of overstated, perhaps more like the last 80%!
International contributors are gathering momentum... we have several ladies including one from Guildford, Australia, about to enter the fray, plus we have also picked up two girls from the Guildford locality, one of whom came to our this lasts meeting. Thanks Cate!!!!
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