Sunday, 24 January 2010

A Long Day

We had a great workshop at Art and Stitch yesterday - very busy and productive. I took lots of close up photos of each individual book thinking I'd make a very arty looking collage... and they were all out of focus! So here are all the finished books plus a few in progress that the ladies made. Didn't they do well!

I got straight home, made an apple cake to take as a pud and then we got dressed up to go out to friends for a Burn's Supper...

Needless to say I'm feeling a little jaded this morning... and the wearer of the above is still in his bed!

20 comments:

  1. Wow the ladies work looks great, your Burns night celebrations must have been good. I hope you feel better later. We are all fighting off a chest infection. Jane x

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  2. Hi Gina,

    I have been invited to join an altered book group.The lady who organized it knows you through Missenden Abbey.
    I have never done this before so its great to see these books.
    Have a nice lazy morning!

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  3. I've only ever been to one Burns Night and I loved it! Even the haggis! Lucy x

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  4. Obviously a great time was had by all on your book worshop.

    Re the kilt "shot"..... was that as near as he would let you go with the camera? :O))))))))))))))))))
    Joking apart, I LOVE to see a man in a kilt........

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  5. Fantastic books, maybe you could get directions for them into a mag (or WOW) some time, unless of course you want to trip on over to Australia.
    Hmmmm. Must have been more going on than eating pud I would say!!!

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  6. Iwas so dissapointed to find myself unable to join you all ,hopefully next time ,the books look so nice ,making me even more sad I couldnt come ,Your Burns night supper sounded fun ,and you found time to blog today ,well done ...love Jan xx

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  7. Beautiful books. Love that each one is different. Put your feet up today love

    Happy weekend
    Carolyn ♥

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  8. Just a thimbleful...

    Brought up as a true Angus girl I wore the kilt and tam o'shanter as a girl and still sport my silk Angus sash on special occasions. My brother wears the kilt, too, very dashing! Like the books.

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  9. Clever ladies as always, the books look great!

    Hope you're enjoying a restful day and himself is now vertical.

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  10. The books all look beautiful - it must have been a lovely workshop. Love that immaculate kilt and that particular tartan. He must have had a good night!

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  11. The ladies certainly did do well! Those books are lovely. It sounds like your Burns supper was very enjoyable too ;-)

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  12. Lovely lovely little books there Gina - what fabulous results.

    Are you jaded because of all the dancing Gina??

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  13. Looks like it was a productive day for you and your group. And scrolling back to an earlier post, I must say I really loved your painted silk tie - that would have been intense.

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  14. looks like your ladies had a very productive day - gorgeous work. Hope you are feeling better now - was obviously a very good evening!!!

    xxx

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  15. Nice work by the ladies, Gina. My husband the bagpiper is much in demand for Burns Suppers at the moment - we have to wait until Feb to have our own! Lovely to meet you at the EG and see all your beautiful work 'in the flesh'.

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  16. I'm going to have to look up a Burn's Supper. The books look great. I envy you having a kilt-wearer in the house! My husband's family is Scotch-Irish but I can't talk him into it.

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  17. Gina, you seem able to balance everything so well. It is fascinating to read about your teaching, your men (I too, love a man in a quilt), your cooking and your own art work. How on earth are you managing to fit in the degree work? I know that I am having a hard time with balance myself.

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  18. Hope you're feeling better! I can't decide whether to buy a haggis or not! though i guess it's too late now!! x

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  19. Oh yes -- I forgot -- it is that time of year! I hope you're feeling better today. And, looks like the workshop was very successful!

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  20. Gina it was a fabulous day tahnk you so much for your patience. Glad you enjoyed the Burns night

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