September

seems to have started just as busily as August ended, everyone I’ve spoken to isn’t quite sure what happened to August, the time has just flown by. I had so much planned to do in August as it’s supposed to be a bit quieter, needless to say I haven’t done as much as I would have liked!

I spent a lovely morning last Thursday with the ladies of Newport Ps & Qs – demonstrating the ‘tiny treat’ bags. It’s something I’ve never done before – it’s one thing teaching but demonstrating is quite different and it’s that thing about standing up in front of a room full of people, a bit scary if I’m honest, but the Newport ladies were very nice and put me at my ease.

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‘Tiny treat’ bags are such fun and you only need two fat quarters to make four little gift bags. Here’s the link if you want to make some yourself.

Friday saw Jo Hill come to teach ‘Free-motion Embroidery’. Jo is an amazing teacher, she teaches the basic embroidery techniques in the morning and in the afternoon everyone is making their own pictures.

I’m sure you’d agree they look fantastic.                                                                                            The next workshop with Jo is on Friday November 25th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday was the day of the Eccleshall Show, a real community day. It’s a very tradition village fair with a horticultural & craft tent, with judging of the vegetables, jams, cakes and crafts. The Corner Patch sponsors the patchwork category in the craft section and I try to encourage my ladies to enter, not only to win the ‘grand’ first prize of £1.50 (it only costs 50p to enter!) but also to support the show, because I feel that it’s important to support community events like this otherwise we will lose them.

Unfortunately, the show fell foul of the good old British weather… it poured down, such a shame, because a lot of people work very hard to put the show together and it really was a wash-out. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of people that did attend and as I was in the marquee I was quite dry although a bit damp around the edges.The stall had quite a bit of attention and I chatted to some lovely folk.

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Right, I’m off to get ready for The Material Girls fabric sale at De Ferrers Academy, Burton on Trent  DE13 0AS on Sunday (11th) 10 – 4 p.m. Free entry and parking. I will there with my stall, so if you’re able to come, pop by and say ‘Hi’

Until next time,                                                                                                                                                    Happy sewing x

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