Thursday, 25 November 2010



WINTER WHITE – but also a little grey perhaps.


THANK YOU to everyone who came – we raised enough from the entry fee, raffle, sales and cash donations  to get us started and we received enough fabrics, wools etc., to give everyone something to take away and start stitching, so we now look forward to seeing the results of our labours – hopefully pictures later.  Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way.

I should point out that this project group will be open to anyone who wants to join in and is not restricted to Parbold EG members – so tell any of your friends who either like to knit or stitch. 

I have made up some fabric packs from the bits that were left after the coffee morning and these will be available for members to take if they would like to join in with the project – I will have them at the December meeting and anyone who has fabrics, wools or threads that they would like to donate, can bring them to any of our monthly meetings.
AND hopefully we will have a show and tell table at the  meetings – so get stitching!!

From next February we hope to meet every now and then to see how we are getting on, exchange ideas, hints and tips – more information on this will be available later so watch this space. 

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Now I know what the title meant – a wonderful array of wall hangings – all based on ‘magical’ animals from children’s books, written by a friend, were shown by Elizabeth Wall at  our meeting last Saturday.   An absolute riot of colour and mix of fabrics were the basis of the work.  Lizzie, an art teacher and embroiderer, drew the animals in pencil and then searched her massive collection of mixed fabrics as part of the process of creating the hangings.
They ranged from the Owls, Dolphins and Fish seen below to Butterflies, a Chameleon Bear, Birds, the Allerton Oak made for the Year of Culture in 2008, to a Banner for her husband’s teaching union and a wonderful Church vestment  which was just one of a set she had been commissioned to make – certainly the most sumptuous I have ever seen.

A very inspirational talk and display of work which was very much appreciated by the large number of members who attended.




In March 2011 Lizzie will be taking a workshop for us and we have a choice of either the Tree or the Owl which are shown below.  Anyone interested in taking part should let Karen Hurrell know which of these you prefer, so that Lizzie can bring the correct choice of fabrics.  Members were already putting names on the list for this course after the talk, so I suggest getting in early on this one – it is obviously going to be popular.  I just love the Owl – my favourite bird, but I also have ‘a thing’ about trees, so what to do!!!???



Thursday, 4 November 2010


A coffee morning with bring and buy stall, raffle and coffee and biscuits is to be held on the 20th at my home commencing 10.45. 

We would love to see you and if you don’t know my address please phone for directions – my number is on the Parbold programme and in the Regional Journal.

The aim is to raise funds to purchase materials for the Project Linus working group we hope to start and you will be most welcome to come along –  just for coffee and a chat, donations of materials or raffle prizes and maybe to purchase one or two bits for Chistmas.
If you can’t make it but would like to make a donation of any kind I will be at our monthly meeting on the 13th so will see you there.