Monday 20 August 2007

A Busy Weekend!

It was the village show this weekend, which, as I am secretary, keeps me pretty busy every year, but this year was even busier than usual as we had to leave early to get to Bude in time for Naomi to enter the Fairy Queens competition at the Carnival.

The first picture is the stitching I completed while I was sitting in the hall till 10 o clock Friday night, stewarding the benching of exhibits. The design was from Cross Stitcher magazine, and I stitched it for my daughter who is a huge fan. I'm not saying who its meant to be, because I hope it is pretty obvious ;).

The second picture is my winning "Top Vase". I was really proud of this. Every year my lilies mock me by blooming either a week too early or a week too late for the show, but this year they miscalculated!
The third picture is my floral art entry, which won in its class, a first for me as I've never done well in floral art before.

The girls did really well too. Eloise won the cup for most points in her age group, and the cup for children's floral art, and Naomi won the prizes for Handwriting and children's photography. The 4th picture is her winning entry.

Oh, and we got two firsts and a second at the Carnival too!

Wednesday 8 August 2007

A Small Finish

I've just finished this small picture for my DH as it is our wedding anniversary tomorrow. It is a free design from Reflets de Soie ~ ~ called Couer Romantique. It is stitched on a piece of hand dyed pink fabric I recieved in an exchange, using an Oliver Twists cotton. Hope it isn't too pink for him!

Sunday 5 August 2007

Another Saturday, another Carnival!

This time it was Tintagel. The sun came out and a great time was had by all.
The 1st picture shows the float in the parade. As you can see we had a bubble machine running, which was really funny as the re-enacters from The Battle of Camlann were following us in the procession, and were fighting the bubbles with dirty big broadswords!!
The other pictures show the trophies the girls won in the Queen of Queens.

Saturday 4 August 2007

Flower Festival

This weekend sees the village Chapel's annual Flower Festival. This years theme was "Sing it with Colour" (ie a song title with a colour in it). I did the arrangement for the village Horticultural Society (I'm secretary), and chose "Violet" by "Savage Garden" ~ appropriate huh? Anyway here's a picture.