Monday, 11 February 2013

Therapy

On Saturday I attended a workshop at Hope & Elvis run by the fabulous Louise Presley.  The course was called Blanket Love and we were allowed to rummage and utilise vintage blankets and quilts from Louise's very extensive stash.  We also got to play with the new Brother sewing machines that Louise had recently acquired and I can't begin to tell you what a dream these were to use! I can feel an investment coming on!


 The day was made all the more wonderful because my crafting bloggy pals Lyn from Everyday Life and Debs from Two Bones (sorry no photo!) were also there.  I have to say that i was just what the doctor ordered - a real tonic.  Louise's classes should be available on the NHS.
 I love the look of concentration on Lyn's face.
 I made a heirloom cushion for my daughter (not quite finished in this photo) using stunning small pieces of vintage Welsh quilts.  She loved it.
 I managed to capture a few photo's of the other ladies work - everybody has individual ideas and the creations are always stunning.


Thanks Ladies, I had a great time as ever.

17 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What a fascinating subject, and what interesting ideas people had. All different and all lovely.
I can see why your daughter loved her cushion.

greenthumb said...

Lovely to see your blanket the the photos of each other.

Deborah said...

I love these classes :) your cushion is just gorgeous! have a happy week sweetie

Bee happy x

diane b said...

That looks like a fun hobby.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sounds like you had a good day and I love your cushion. I really must find time to start sewing again. I have no excuse (other than time) now I have my own room. Keep well t'other Diane

Lisa said...

I bet there was a fair bit of nattering in between the concentration!
Love the cushion, I bet DQ was thrilled that you made her something so individual.
Lisa x

Ray+Joan said...

I envy you, love your cushion, well done.x

Rosie said...

Looks like a lovely relaxing day spent with friends and a super cushion made whilst you were there too. I thought about you last night when we watched a beautiful programme about wildlife in the Lost Gardens of Heligan:)

Lyn said...

Oh we did have a lovely day didn't we? Yes I don't often concentrate like that! I promised myself I would finish mt blanket before the next workshop! Xxx

Jan said...

What a fabulous way to spend a day. I think your cushion looks great. Jx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Yay! Glad you had fun with your partner in crime..and cakes, LOL! :D
xxxxxxx

pastcaring said...

That sounds like a really lovely day, Diane - just what the doctor ordered! Your cushion is delightful. I see Debs most weeks at Chesterfield flea market on a Thursday - you'd love it, it's worth a trip. xxxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

I thought I'd left you a comment yesterday, but it doesn't seem to be here. Looks like a fab day.Love your cushion - well done!

noelle said...

ooh, this looks like great fun!!

Young at Heart said...

Tracey Emin it your heart out......how fabulous!!x

Tammy Chrzan said...

How lucky you were to be able to ravish vintage quilts! Your pillow came out gorgeous as well!

Cath said...

I did a lampshade workshop at Hope & Elvis last year. The class was great but the added bonus was all the inspiration the other attendees supplied too - some gorgeous making was going on. I'd love to do one of the sewing workshops... not-s0-subtle hinting for vouchers for Mother's Day & as a substitute for Easter eggs, methinks ;)