Sunday, 28 April 2013

Saturday enjoyment


No crafty make this weekend as I went to my Embroiderers Guild Regional Day yesterday. What a great day. The exhibition of work shows what a talented group of people the Embroiderers are. Two branches were exhibiting. I attended a brill lecture by Jacqui Carey, on Elizabethan Stitches, it was fascinating to learn how stitches developed and how they made their patterns. There were also demonstrations of smocking (did you know that you can get a smocking machine), lace making, crewel work and quilt making. The raffle prizes were bags of crafty goodies. You placed your raffle ticket stub in the box by the one you would like to win. What a great idea! That way if you won you got something you would use. I didn't win one though.

There were also stalls of traders - one sold secondhand books and old patterns. I couldn't resist, so came home with these.

And also these buttons, cause I reckoned I didn't have enough buttons at home!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

J xx


  1. thanks for stopping by my blog great to see you and LOVE those buttons a girl can never have enough buttons :)

    Ps you have word verification on and its quite hard to read you maybe might like to switch it off...

    if your not sure how or why heres a link -

  2. Hi Samantha, thank you for the tip.i didn't know it was on, not having sent myself a comment. I've seen it on other blogs and it is sometimes hard to read. If a comment was posted and I didn't like I can always delete it.


  3. Fab buttons! I am something of a button fanatic myself...!
    M x

    1. I met a real addict a few months back which put my collection into the shade. She gave a talk on her buttons and buckles collection, it was fascinating.

      J xx


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