I'd been to a very instructive workshop given by Philippa Naylor on applique and decided to try and redo some of the samples we'd made. I drew out the design onto fusible interface and ironed the interface onto the back of my fabric ready to cut out. When I looked down my design had completely disappeared!!! I had picked up the first pen (Philippa said pen worked better than pencil on copying designs onto iron on interface) I came to. It was a Frixxon pen which I had completely forgot disappears with heat... durrh.
I mentioned last time that I was going to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. Well I really enjoyed myself there but didn't take any photos as I was too busying looking. The exhibition devoted to Beryl Dean was outstanding, just wish I could sew a faction as well. I was dazzled by all that goldwork.
Keith bought me my Christmas presents there, I was hoping for an IPad2 but I think I'll have to save my pocket money for that. I know I'm getting a lovely new lightbox and one of the new long rotary blade sharpeners and several books. I bought lots of lovely Oakshott fat quarters for Philippa's workshop then never used them so I'll have to think of something else to do with them, ah decisions, decisions.
I've spent the last few days putting the final touches to Christmas presents and as my dil informed me she was looking forward to her's as she'd read my blog I am not putting up a photo until later. Bought some beaded bauble kits at the show, all I have to do now is work out how to make them up.
I have finished my Christmas sampler, just half an hour ago, and here it is.