Sunday, December 05, 2010

just another working day

When you go away for a wee break you always have to make up for it somehow and we have been working away all weekend. Mind you  the garden has never looked so good. The bark falling off the Eucalyptus trees is nearly at an end and my one and only tomato plant still looks very promising. I will go off to the shops tomorrow and get the secret ingredients for it and even consider buying a few more plants on the basis of possible success.
I have finally got my act together and loaded the information on the web for Hot Needles, Cool Stitches workshop which lots of people have been waiting for. I have been doing quite a lot of new exploring and hope that this workshop - the next level for the embellisher - works well.

When I was at Ally Pally, I met up with Marion Barnett and  she very kindly gave me a copy of her new book - Exquisite Evolon - which was very kind of her. I have not done much as yet but the book is full of lots of ideas and I  am hoping to get playing with Evolon very shortly. Thanks Marion. I have done quite a lot fo work with Lutradur which I like but Evolon has a wonderful feel to it - we also have Evolon Plus which  is very soft  - I can feel some experimenting coming on.

Here is a picture of the Reefton railway station - Max used to work there many years ago. It looks pretty uncared for now but we could still see where coal is deposited.

This is the Inangahua River just out of Reefton on the way to Blacks Point - Ian's swimming river when he was but young...... it was hot enough to swim when we were there.

A waterfall on the road from Springs Junction to Murchison - a new road for me.

The Buller River - always a fabulous drive along the Buller - one of my stitched pieces flew out of the car window while we were driving across a bridge - I thought I had bequeathed it to the buller but it was still waiting on the road when I went back for it.

The Wairou River on route to Marlborough. The water in the rivers in this neck of the world is good for drinking.

Finally - I thought I could share my secret of where I am going to teach in May 2012 now that I have signed the contract and sent it back. I am teaching at the Embroiderers' Association of Canada Seminar - Island Images. I feel so honoured to have been chosen and really looking forward to it. So is the suitcase carrier and tour guide....


Heather said...

Good luck with your tomatoes. I have some Evolon but not tried it yet - Life gets in the way. Wonderful pics - warm enough to swim - what bliss. Glad you didn't lose your piece of stitching, and congrats on teaching at the Seminar in Canada. You've plenty to think about.

Robin Mac said...

Wow, how lucky are you to be going to Canada - and aren't they lucky to be having you there. Love the photos of NZ - and the sunshine, though that did return to us today. We almost wanted the rain back to cool everything down a bit! Cheers, Robin

Stitchety Grub said...

Congratulations on your Canada teaching trip - fabulous news for you and "tour guide" LOL
Britt :-)

Penny said...

Canada sounds good.Love those river photos.
The word verification for this sounds like me at the moment 'waftess'!

Doreen G said...

Trust that Ian -he always jumps in and takes all the good jobs.
Seriously though Dale congratulations-I know you will be a big hit over there.

Judy said...

Hi! Dale,

Congratulation on your workshop contract you will be great. Loved the New Zealand pictures, looks lovely place.


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