The July meeting’s morning session was a good natured affair with members old and new, stitching and chatting together, catching up on things and clearly having a good time!
The afternoon speaker, Alison Hulme began with the words “My name is Alison and I’m an alcoholic …………………” a tremendous opener to what proved to be a very moving and highly entertaining account of how Alison turned her life around through stitch (and with a little help from her brave husband who became a life model for her final degree piece!)
If you weren’t at the meeting then you missed a treat – find out where she is speaking next and make sure you’re there. See Alison’s blog
There is a workshop being run by Alison today (Tuesday 11th July – I will bring you photographs as soon as I can)
STOP PRESS: PHOTOS FROM THE WORKSHOP
The afternoon concluded with the announcement of the President’s Competition results. There were 8 entries – all were of such a high standard (both in terms of design and workmanship) that it was a very difficult voting decision for many of us. The pool of talent in our branch never ceases to amaze and humble me. The winner was Christine Tebbitt, Congratulations! All of the entires are going on to the competition at the Regional AGM – so I will save the photographs until after that has been judged, watch this space!