Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Nobody puts baby in a corner

I always travel with my own quilt and this is me doing my meet and greet in the bar of the Dragon Hotel. Who knew they all came just to see me.

Wales, who would have thought it was a land somewhere to the left of England? I always thought that they lived in the sea, how wrong could you be?

It turns out that it's a very very nice place. A lovely lady called Tina Gilmore invited me to come and see her shop and she said that Daisy could come along too and give a class.

The hotel was good enough to accept humans and so we ordered the  man servant to drive us there. We had a little detour to Ledbury to see an exhibition, Daisy loved it. The exhibition was called Daphne's Gloves and featured work by Tamsin Abbott, Claire A Baker, Sarah Burford, Ali Ferguson, Caren Garfen, Sharon Hall Shipp, Christine Kelly, Jeanette McCulloch, Kathleen Murphy, Mandy Pattullo, Karen Shapley & Mariette Voke. 

Daisy was so excited to see Mandy Pattullo's work close up. I, on the other hand had to stay outside with the man servant and talk to the locals. A rather demanding chocolate lab and a couple of spaniels. They were very nice to me.

After a little lunch we set off to Montgomery along the twisting roads of Wales. This didn't have the best effect on Daisy as her spinning world illness resurfaced. However being the trooper she is a little thing like this wasn't going to stop her.

We arrived at the hotel and I guarded the car while the man servant helped Daisy set up.

The room was light and cosy and Daisy set out some of her work so that people could see what she does.

I have to report some upsetting news now, and I know you'll all understand when I say .........no I can't bring myself to say it.

You know how they always tell you that you're the only one and they'll never love anyone else? Then you go through their phone and find pictures like this.

Man servants! Who can trust them. You know what I mean ladies. It just makes you feel soooooo

So who came to the class? Well I had the man servant take a picture because I knew that you all like to see them.

That's Tina, hi Tina, next to Daisy. The lady second from the left wasn't booked on the class, however she was in the hotel and needed something to do while her man servant was doing a photography class. She enjoyed herself so much, as did everyone. Tina always puts on a good spread for her classes.

Although I didn't get to try any I was told how good it was.

Now, a very rare thing is going to happen and that is that Daisy is now going to tell you how the class went because I had to look after the man servant and make sure he didn't get into trouble while Daisy was working.

Hi all!  I've managed to get a look in at last!  
After the brief talk I gave (well I hope it was brief enough) we moved into the supplies room. 
I had brought several suitcases full of goodies to use and Tina also had lots on offer to tempt all
the lovely ladies.  

There was all sorts of bits and bobs from watch hands to suffork puffs to use.

I think everyone had a go at the hexagons to start with.  The tiny ones are very fiddly but well worth
the effort.

It was a hive of activity!

It was great to see the fabrics come to life.

One of the reasons I love teaching these workshops is to see the stories coming alive.

Such beautiful colours.

Shoes!  I'm so happy there were spotty shoes!

The french envelopes went down very well.

This little owl is going to be part of a counting book.

More envelopes given a new lease of life.

A sewing book in the making with lots of yummy pockets 

I love the cover.

It had wish tokens stitched in too.

The beginnings of a childhood memory piece.

Heres a sewing book made with French General fabrics.

Pockets galore!

Lovely florals and more spotty shoes. 

With some beautifully stitched paper.

I would like to say a big thank you to Tina for the invite and also to
all  the lovely ladies that came to join me for a happy day of stitching.

 I shall now hand you back over to Georges very capable paws.
See you soon. xx

Isn't she lovely. If you have a sewing group or local shop and would like Daisy to come and give a class I'm sure I could get her to come along and show you how she does what she does.

There was so much more happening in Wales and the post has gone on for so long. Daisy has told me that I should leave you wanting more and so I'll say part two of our Wales trip will follow very shortly. I'll tell you how the man servant got a big surprise in a shop too.

Remember a walk isn't a walk unless you have a dog to enjoy it with. 

More from the wit and wisdom of George later.


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. Such an enchanting way of writing you have. Loved the funny tidbit about your husband's infidelity lol. Love all the stitchery too as you know i love to hand stitch myself. Blessings

  3. Hi, my name is Misa. I appreciate your post is nice. Btw, I will share 3 articel about my trip in Indonesia from my blogfor you.

    - Transit 19 Jam di Malaysia, Ngapain Aja
    - Seharian Jadi Anak Pantai
    - Berburu Bintang Bersama HAAJ

    Hope you like. Regrads Misa

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. Nice article, Thanks for Sharing :) and Hi, Greetings from Bacalagers Media

    We are Bacalagers Media is a Smart Digital Media Platform that Presents Quality Content and Inspires All Young Children in Indonesia for Choosing and Sorting News Information Interesting about Lifestyle, Business, Healthy Tips about stimuno untuk balita and Latest Technology News. I just wanna sharing the New article from my blog for you about:

    - Manfaat Stimuno untuk Balita
    - Cara Meningkatkan Sistem Kekebalan Tubuh Anak usia Balita
    - Berita Terkini Indonesia Paling Update
    - Manfaat Daun Meniran untuk Kesehatan
    - Berita Terbaru Indonesia Terpopuler

    See you friends.. :)

  6. Nice blog post. Thanks for sharing :)

    Hi, we are team Simakpedia, just share new article from Simakpedia Blog for you...

    - Bahasa Bersifat Arbitrer
    - Pesona Keindahan Kota Istimewa
    - Teknik Menulis Yang Baik Dan Benar

    See you, from Ridhwan

  7. Welcome to our Sphynx Kittens Cattery. We are a licensed cattery with
    TICA/CFA Registered Sphynx Kittens for sale. The most distinctive feature of the sphynx cat is its appearance of hairlessness. The Sphynx is of medium size and body conformation with substantial weight for its size. Females are generally smaller than males. The head shape is a modified wedge, with prominent cheekbones and whisker pads giving a squared appearance to the muzzle. The body is warm and soft to the touch, with a skin texture akin to either a soft peach or a smooth nectarine.As a Sphynx Kittens breeder I hope you enjoy browsing my website and viewing the photos of my sphynx kittens . Our Sphynx Kittens come in all colors. Including black, white, blue, tabby, points, minks, and occasionally odd eyed:) You can
    buy sphynx kittens from us . we also have a cattery for russian blue kittens .Welcome to Silver Blues Cattery, home of Russian blue kittens for sale. As Registered and well recognized russian blue kittens breeders, we have been raising Russian Blue kittens since 2013. A family run cattery, we have extensive experience in breeding and grooming Russian Blue Kittens . We provide an opportunity to become an owner of our hypoallergenic kittens for sale. We equally provide shipping services to ensure your kitten arrives your location with no hassles.