Friday, 4 July 2014

Flights of Fancy.

A couple of weeks have gone by and I still haven't told you about our Blue Ginger residency! It's that time of year when everything happens. Exhibitions, holidays, moving house (one of us did) and even the red currants in my garden are jumping up and down saying time to dive into the jelly bag!

We decided this year to have a simple theme-butterflies- and make a brooch. Sitting in the garden, past experience has shown, often involves wind and rain so we can't plan anything too complicated. The main thing is that we enjoy being back together for a few days.

So in the forward planning, some of us made large textile butterflies to decorate the summer house where we are based.




 As soon as we got there we transformed the outside with some colourful paper ones too and laid out a table so visitors could get to work alongside us.





Soon we were hard at work inside the gazebo....no it wasn't a cage to keep us contained. The mesh sides did keep some of the wind out surprisingly!





By lunchtime the first butterflies were on their first flutter!




Then they were off!


A scene of peaceful enjoyment....punctuated by the odd strawberry or ice cream.





Judy's beauty mistook the colourful leaf for a soul mate. This should get the local lepidopterists excited.




I'm going to end with Ann's delightful and succinct summary designed to  inform the folk who missed some or all of the residency!

Raindrops ............................ 0
Sunny days............................5
Visitors................................. a steady trickle
Visitor Quality... ...................excellent,friendly, chatty,interested, interesting,admiring.
Coffee/tea drunk...................lots
Cake and ice cream eaten....too many
Butterfly brooches made.......11 ?
Live butterflies.......................1
Company rating.....................superb
Conversation rating,..... .......high quality,supportive,quiet in moments of stitch concentration.
French knots stitched............ lots and lots.
Friends sorely missed ...........2

Note to The Wednesday Group .....Perhaps we could have a role call of all those brooches when we next meet and see them here soon!











1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, yes please to a roll call of the butterflies. Love the addition of flowers on the table this year too.

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