Sunday, 20 November 2011

NIEG Exhibition.

'Sew Beautiful - Size does not matter.'

I went and had a look at this exhibition at Cregagh library yesterday.
It was in a bright and airy room and all the canvases were nicely hung on ribbons. I was impressed with that.
Here, I am studying the work of Yvonne Williams - and on the left of Yvonne's are three pieces from Carolyn MacDougall.
Ha! My two arch-enemies from college days when we were all doing C&G together.
Also, in that grouping, there is an exhibit from Linda Charlton who taught me patchwork and inspired me to take up the C&G courses in the first place. At the time there were no courses running for Patchwork so I took the Creative Embroidery as a second choice. I'm glad I did.
Why have I not joined this Guild? I haven't figured that one out yet.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Pixie Hat.

I was admiring my friend's hat. Then out came the pattern from her bag. "Why don't you have a go?", she said. So I bought some Chunky wool on the way home and got knitting.

I'm a bit of a knit- wit when it comes to knitting.
Dropped stitches that I don't know how to pick up.
Patterns that are double dutch to me.
But the pixie hat pattern given to me by my mate Sharon said, 'Great for beginners'.
Well, I'm not exactly a beginner, remember this bear?
So I got on o.k. with this hat and I'm feeling quite pleased with myself!
Someone else is having a go at knitting over at Dear Friend.