Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Stitching Blogger's Question of the Week

Have you ever thought of getting a rider on your household insurance to properly cover your stash (some of us have quite an extensive stash that an average household policy wouldn't fully cover) in the case of some sort of damage to your house that would destroy/ruin charts, fabrics, floss, etc?

No - but then I only got around to getting household insurance a few months ago. I just crossed my fingers and toes for 20 years!!!!!

I don't hold that much stash - or at least I didn't think I did until I began to consider this question. I mean it's not in the thousands - but if you include my lowery workstand, daylight lamp, numerous frames, not to mention a huge selection of specialist silks and beads I suppose it adds up.

Mmmmmm maybe I should ask my insurers the question - just to be on the safe side.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I won a Cup

Yesterday was our annual village show. Think WI Tea Tents, dog shows, beautiful baby competition, lots of flower exhibits, best vegetable displays and of course the embroidery class.

I entered three pieces - one of which not only came first in its class but also won a cup for the best handicraft exhibit:

The piece is called Mother Earth and is a design by Polstitches. It was one of those pieces where every stitch is a pleasure. It didn't take too long to do and the colours are my favourite. It was my first real attempt at hardanger so I'm very proud of result - although I know now that it would be much neater and the kloster blocks more even.

There were some beautiful pieces of work being shown so I feel really honoured that the judges thought my pieces was good enough to win.

Now what shall I work on for the show next year?