Saturday, 15 January 2011

Silly Socks

Not sure where this week has gone - it seems to have disappeared into a pile of either teaching or teaching preparation in between updating my CV etc. There was a bit of a fun start to the week last weekend at our Embroiderer's Guild meeting.

Once a month our Guild has an informal gathering on a Saturday afternoon - a chance for a chat and a cuppa, sometimes a bring and buy and usually a talk or short demo from one of the members. This month I offered to show how to make a sock monster.

I really didn't think there would be much interest, but it would seem that the idea of a bit of silly sewing appealed to our membership and the room was packed.

Let me tell you, I had to put up with a lot of heckling and some rather badly behaved ladies but we did have a laugh and it was a lot of fun! And as a result there is a new addition to my ever growing sock monster family... "Crazy Daisy"

And not all the ladies in the audience were misbehaving... some were obviously paying attention and making notes, because this is what they have made this week... This one is Gill's which she made for her sister.

And these two were Marian's... which she made instead of doing her City and Guilds homework... but we won't tell.

I'm now wondering what to expect when I go and give a proper talk to the Guild in July. Maybe they will be nice to me and not heckle too much?

14 comments:

  1. They look wonderful! I especially like crazy daisy! Steal valentine monster.

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  2. Forget talking to guilds - sockies are the future of branch entertainment.

    PS - Last Zen tomorrow night.

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  3. There's nothing like a bit of nonsense to cheer you up in January. The sock monsters are such fun and you obviously inspired your students.

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  4. ... so long as you can keep them away from howling Labrador puppies, I understand! They're so much fun, I'm not surprised you had a great time with the ladies.

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  5. We made sock monkey keyrings at our EG members night last year. It was a really fun night and certainly brought out the naughty side in some of our ladies. I also make them with Yr 8 students. The majority of students love the project and are keen to extend the project at home by making accesories. It is lovely to see all of their design ideas, far better than mine. The trouble is, that everywhere I go I am on the look for suitable socks!

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  6. I think it's brilliant that after all the workshops I've done, I have hundreds of unfinished 'one day' pieces, and yet a demo from you and I go home and finish it that night. Just goes to show how scary you are!

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  7. Just a thimbleful....

    I can imagine young children just loving those crazy creatures !

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  8. Very cute! Sounds like a blast!

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  9. heckling sounds fun to me!! Saw Gills monster on her blog, they all look great, especially like your pink one!

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  10. Very cute Gina -- I'll bet you're a wonderful teacher!

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  11. LOVING THEM! Just LOVING THEM! :o)))))

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  12. Crazy daisy is wonderful - I love the tongue! Sounds like the meeting was a lot of fun!

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  13. Ooh, they're fab! What a great meeting - I bet you'll never live that one down :o)

    xx

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  14. They look great - so much 'personality'!

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