Sunday, 5 October 2008
Seems ages since I last posted, and having checked the date on the last post, it has been a while. Treasure Ship is progressing slowly but surely, but there have been very few changes which are interesting to share. At this point it requires a lot of repetitive work and one pine is very much like the next! For anyone who's counting I'm up to about 180 hours and the end is in sight. Just had a very enjoyable week in Bournemouth with all my stitching friends old and new. I always feel a bit cut off up here in the cold and damp north, hours away from everyone else, so it is always nice to meet up, exchange news, and catch up with what everyone has been doing. Two of our stitching colleagues from Guernsey are having an exhibition of their work which started yesterday. If you are going to be on the island in the next month visit the exhibition at the Coach House Gallery, Les Islets, St Peters, Guernsey until 7th November. Three of the five days in Bournemouth were spent working on treasure ship, one day was spent choosing colours and doing some preparation for a new piece, and another day on the iris' which are now completed. I am very pleased with how they have turned out and have learned a lot working on this interesting fabric, which will I'm sure stand me in good stead for future pieces. These iris' were always intended to be offered for sale at one of the local galleries here, but I have to admit I'll be sorry to see them go.