Peter Gilderdale took us through a potted history of calligraphy (why oh why were my history teachers not this interesting?) and demonstrated just how easy the art is after years and years of practice.
Several of the stitchers present had brought their work to share - I was especially taken with the closure on the Celtic looking book.
There were two or three of these pretty little display cases - an interesting way to showcase delicate and intricate stitching.
I have been stitching an Assisi Rose to send to my Aunt who has just had surgery. Methinks this will last longer than the florists bunch although the fragrance may not be so sweet.
Tonight I will finish the back stitching and hopefully decide on what finish it shall be - a keyholder?
Also finished the first of these twelve ornaments. I plan on making identical finishes although they are all different sizes and shapes.
Tonight we have the Downtown Abbey Christmas 2012 special on The Box so I am off to get dinner ready and will settle down to watch that. Hope you have all had a good weekend.