Thanks for popping in. Oh these are exciting times indeed! The van’s all loaded and ready to go to Ditton early tomorrow morning. Sam Crowe’s already in the Hotel. She drove down from Newcastle today. Tina Morris is also darn sarf and visiting her Mum. The others are all wending their merry way down to Maidstone tomorrow. It’s a bit of a cliff hanger on the pottery front. The kiln is still at 400º, but coming down. Takes as long as it takes, I guess. Should be ready by Friday though. Warm but ready!
And to crown it all, Tina Cox is launching a superb, brand new little set of Parchlet embroidery plates on Create & Craft tomorrow at 11am/3pm. Just beautiful. Wait till you see what you can do with these. Stunning.
Here we go…rinky dink plates for rinky dink projects.
Embroidery Parchlets – Embroidery meets Parchment!
You may remember Tina’s previous embroidery designs? They will also be featured on The Pergamano Show:
A5sq Everyday Collection
A5sq Christmas Collection
A5sq Teardrop & Petal Duo
Tina decided to keep this new release small, parchlet size (A6sq) perfect for parchers of all levels. If you’re not into embroidery, don’t be put off by the name; these Groovi plates work beautifully as normal Groovi plates, but they also have that added magic function.
Should you fancy turning your hand to something new, we have put together a handy little Embroidery Accessories Kit .
These little jewels of plates have been waiting patiently for the 1-needle FINE tools to be made. Believe me when I tell you that Much research and testing went into which thread and needles were the best ones for the job. Tina spent a long time trialling various threads. Finally, everything is in house, the stars are aligned, and we have lift off!
How about some inspiration from the Design Team…
The Parchment-Embroidery combination is quite something, isn’t it.
After the shows, Tina will be heading down to Ditton, ready for the Open Days on Friday and Saturday where she will be demonstrating these designs up close and personal !
If you are coming to join us, have a safe trip down! I was talking to Grace in New York earlier. She is feeling a bit fragile, but doing okay. She is so disappointed not to be with us this year. “Gutted” was the word she used.
Ah well. C’est la vie. There’s always next year…
Quote for the day?
I really believe that with all my heart. Although I do recall many years ago in Austria, hurtling towards what I though was a precipice on my back, skis in the air, screaming blue murder. My EX husband thought it would be funny to take a total novice on a tricky slope rather than a bunny slope. Dick. And I also remember declaring, as I left the piste and him AND the skis, “I tried it and I don’t like it – and I’m never doing it again.” And that was that. Never been on a pair of skis since. Oh. And my brother, who was also sliding around on his rear, left with me. All the way down the slope on our behinds! Different strokes for different folks and all that. I nearly had a blimming stroke that day too !!
Anyway, with that in mind, we could also say “Stick to what you know !!!” Hahaha.
Barb x x x