The Embroiderers' Guild of WA opened its exhibition on Friday last week at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre. It is the first time I've had a piece in an exhibition, albeit part of a group project, and it was very exciting. This was how the final piece looked...
...and this was my contribution to it.
The members of the group who prepared and mounted the embroideries did an amazing job. It looked fantastic. And, it was an actual working clock.
There were so many fantastic, inspirational pieces of embroidery on display that we were disappointed to only have an hour to look around. If I get to be even half as good as those other embroiderers one day I will be a very, very happy lady! The exhibition is on until the end of this week & only costs $5 to get in. If you get a chance I highly recommend a visit.
Although I haven't had time to do a lot of stitching recently, I have managed to progress my jelly roll race quilt.
|Preparing the quilting pattern|
|All pinned and ready to start quilting|
I'm a bit nervous as I haven't done any real free motion quilting before and, as you can see, I tend not to start small or simple. I have just over 2 weeks to finish it as it is a gift for a family friend who is turning 18 in late November. Wish me luck.
My other creative outlet during this past 3 weeks was making a cake for my son, Master R's, 18th birthday. Thank you Super Foods magazine for a wonderful cake, although I'm not really sold on the chocolate peanut butter icing.
The centre of the cake was filled with a mixture of chocolates - M&Ms, Maltesers, Jaffas, Freckles, Clinkers, Chocolate sultanas and Skittles.
Yum, yum, yum - not so good for the waistline *grin*.
I hope you've all had a productive few weeks. I'll try not to leave it so long between posts next time.