Sunday, 21 April 2013

Here, There and Everywhere!

In a crazy week where I've travelled from one Embroiderer's Guild branch in Peterborough to another near Canterbury there's hardly been time for my feet to touch the ground, never mind thinking about a blog post.
 
 
I've started another six week course teaching basic book making techniques which has got me exploring new book structures.

 
I've had friends round for a morning of stitching and we've contemplated the best way to display this wig, not using the polystyrene wig stand... still not resolved! (answers on a postcard???)

 
I've done lots of cooking including cheesecakes of both the savoury and sweet variety.

 
These were for a supper at my branch of the Embroiderer's Guild and involved me driving around half of North Hertfordshire with a boot full of food... very long story... I couldn't attend the supper so planned to deliver the food to the venue where I would leave it in the fridge. But the venue was locked, I didn't have keys, I couldn't locate anyone with keys, so I drove back home and after a zillion phone calls finally tracked down someone who could take the food for me which involved another drive... but it all turned out well in the end and apparently the evening was a success. I was a little sad at missing the supper and talk...

 
But not too sad... because I was at the O2 Arena with my Mum, Stewart, my brother and his wife to see Il Divo with Katherine Jenkins. It was our Christmas present from Mum and they were wonderful. Really superb and it was worth not getting to bed until 2 am!

 
Even though I then had to get up, load my car full of my work and drive to Canterbury the following morning to give a talk to the North Kent branch of the Embroiderer's Guild. But the sixty or so ladies who attended the talk were very warm and welcoming and gave me such an enthusiastic response to my talk that I felt like I was running on adrenaline all day! Just as well really.

 
And this morning I've been off to deliver some work for this exhibition "Threads Galore" which opens in Letchworth on 8th May.

 
I'm especially excited because ten of my Young Embroiderers will be exhibiting along with the older members which is a fabulous opportunity for them.
 
Now finally, I'm sat down with my feet up and a cuppa whilst I contemplate what's in store for next week. Not quite so much driving around all over the place, thank goodness!

20 comments:

  1. I feel exhausted just reading that!Hope the coming week is a bit quieter.

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  2. Phew, that was a busy week, I don't know how you kept it up.
    Mabe a little quiet stitching this week? :)
    V xxx

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  3. I love that book cover and think that you should model the cupcake wig!
    Glad your Mum's treat was enjoyed by all and the cheesecakes make my mouth water. Hope you are relaxing now and good luck with the exhibition. It's so good that the young members can exhibit their work too.

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  4. Well I am now exhausted having read this post. Love the wig, and everything else but thw wig especially. No bright idea of how to exhibit it unless you can find someone to wear it for ages!!

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  5. Phew! You certainly deserve a cuppa after such a busy weekend Gina! That book structure looks very intriguing and you definitely need to find a way to display your wonderful cake wig. I have a yearning for a slice of raspberry cheesecake now - looks so good! Enjoy your evening x

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  6. What a wonderful opportunity for the YE. Glad you had a lovely evening at the O2.

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  7. Yep, I've had to put my feet up and have a cup of tea, just reading about your week!

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  8. Just where do your get your energy?

    That book is fantastic.

    I wish that Katherine Jenkins would wear some decent clothes, it's cold in those valleys.

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  9. Love your work on the exhibition poster, I didn't know it was yours until after the EG informal where they were handed out. Looks good enough to bring in lots of visitors!

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  10. Love your work on the exhibition poster, I didn't know it was yours until after the EG informal where they were handed out. Looks good enough to bring in lots of visitors!

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  11. I need to go back to bed having read all that Gina! that book structure looks very interesting - like the marbled paper. The wig looks almost like it could be used as the skirt of a dress too. Wish I was nearer Letchworth - the exhibition is one I would definitely visit.

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  12. Wow, what a busy creative lady you are Gina. I think you get your energy from all those lovely cakes you make.

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  13. Oo Il Divo!!! I'd stay up late to see them ;)

    That wig is astounding! Fabulous xx

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  14. Gina, once again, you've amazed me with all that you managed to fit into those days. (Of course, I also sympathise with you re the cheesecake caper!)

    The one of a kind wig is rather fabulous! I wonder if there would be a way to display on a colorful wig stand...some color that would accent the multi-hued cupcakes?

    Hoping you enjoyed your sit down and tea. xo

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  15. Whew Gina -- I'm tired just reading your post! It looks like you've been very busy -- and I'm betting your feet won't be up for long. Pass some of that delicious looking cheesecake please!

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  16. Wow where do you find all the energy from - love the book cover - yummy looking cheescakes - when is your next time to sit down and chill - think you need to put that in your diary too x

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  17. Gosh you have been busy, you deserve to put your feet up. The cheesecakes look lovely, as your cooking always does.
    I'm hoping to be able to find time to see the exhibition.

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  18. Oh my goodness, sit down! Can't believe you let that raspberry cheesecake get away...you're too good.

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  19. Gosh, I hope you have sat down and put your feet up this week - where on earth do you get all the energy to do everything you do? The cupcake wig is fantastic, the cheesecakes look so yummy, but I have been away for a week at a conference where we seemed to do nothing but eat and drink luscious things non stop - now I need to lose a couple of kilos! Cheers

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