Last night I managed a start on my UK Trip Book cover. The extreme top right hand side will eventually become clearer as the White Cliffs of Dover. Beneath that is the first of two English Oaks. Tired though my eyes might get with this very fine work, I am enjoying dreaming of all I shall see and do as I cross the floss. Last night 'Restoration Man' was a most interesting programme on the conversion of a Kentish Oast House into a modern mansion. Dare I add Kent to my list?
The Show and Tell table had quite a few items this time. One amazing piece was the tetrahedron pyramid. As it was all done in machine embroidery I wasn't tempted to try this at home but was amazed that anyone could have this idea. It was to be entered in a competition "Views of Tamaki" and as you can see each mini pyramid had a view.
One of our older members had participated in the Mystery Sampler run over the past months to raise money for the Embroidery Conference to be held in Auckland in 2016. That's her finished sampler on the left. I hate mystery samplers so didn't participate. If I want a mystery give me a book: in my embroidery I want to see the end from the beginning. But I must admit the finished product looked great.
And apart from a little grocery shopping, a little gardening and a little cooking that was my day.
I'm now going to enjoy some reading before I cook dinner.
Which of the books from my pile shall I start next?