Sunday, June 06, 2010

A Day with Maggie Grey......

A beautiful summers day, a drive through the English countryside, a meeting with friends for a day organised by the Tunbridge Wells branch of the EG.  Congratulations to everyone involved, who must have worked so hard to organise all the bits and pieces, prepare the delicious lunch and the mountains of homemade cakes. Maggie was in fine form, always inspiring,  informative and generous, she gave two demonstrations in the morning and then in the afternoon gave a talk called "Visible to Invisible" with Clive, her husband,  working his technical wizardry to provide the stunning images. I couldn't take notes fast enough.

Unfortunately for my bank balance, Fay Maxwell and Myfanwy Hart had brought their wonderful displays of threads, materials and fun stuff.  I gave in to temptation, well , sometimes you have to don't you?  A good day.

With my cotton I bought last week I have nearly finished scarf number two but I sidetracked to make something I have been meaning to try for ages. I follow a blog called heegeldab, I can't understand the words because Marianne lives in Estonia but the pictures are wonderful. I saw a daisy necklace sometime ago loved it.  So here is mine, made from the varigated cotton.


Clare Wassermann said...

I love that. I CANNOT crochet despite many attempts - you should sell these. I'd buy one.

Val said...

What a beautiful idea - so simple yet so effective - great stuff Pat.

Shane Pollard said...

Oooh I LOVE this daisy chain necklace Pat.

As I'm just starting on my stitching can you give me a few pointers as I would love to make one too.
What sort of thread and how many strands and did you have a pattern.
My dear mother was great at needlework but sadly she is no longer here - I wish I had been interested when she was!!

Please come and visit me and I'll get my pretty teacups out and make you very welcome!
I'm in New Zealand, but it's not far in blogland miles!!