Monday, October 26, 2009
My new friend shares her secret
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She's going on a course to Plas Tan y Bwlch and of course has to take everything except the kitchen sink. She did even consider that!
The stupid woman is even taking her laptop on a two day course. Now I wonder who in their right senses would do that do you think?
She's going incognito and doesn't really have red curly hair. Here is a clue to her identity, I have a red car just like that. One year I took everything I could think of that I needed, but I left home without a hairbrush or comb. But I had a great room mate who let me share hers
This is my entry for the Wild and Wacky competition at the Embroiderers' Guild Extravaganza of Embroidered Textiles which begins at 10.30 this coming Friday and is also on Saturday at the same time. The competition is in memory of Dawn Roberts who was a very popular member of our Guild. To read more about Dawn, take a look at both these posts showing her creativity with words and stitch. Dawn's work and here Dawn's creativity, tassels and poems
The work had to use recycled material and my friend and her setting contains all manner of recycled material, including one with which I feel that I'm fulfilling a promise, a promise to Dawn herself. I had a favourite red fine cord blouse which I wore for years to do messy work. I shared a table with Dawn more than once and each time she reminded me not to throw the blouse away when I'd finished with it. She used to say 'I'll have it'. I have used part of the blouse to make 'my friend's' red waistcoat.
I can tell you all about it now, because there's a Show and Tell at the Guild evening meeting tonight and she's being shared with the members. I hope it will give them all a good laugh when they see it. I think this situation is one most of us find ourselves in when we prepare to go on a course. What to take and what to leave behind. I find some people have it down to a fine art and know exactly what to take, but I still have a lot to learn.
Any advice welcome!