Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Day 7 in New Zealand and Day 8: Travelling Home
I held the second of my two day class on "Rosings" yesterday. We had a very relaxing day working on hand appliqué techniques.
Some of the ladies had never made hexagons before so I proudly showed them all my special "fussy cutting" tips and sewing techniques. I hope I have now got them addicted to the therapeutic joys of English paper piecing!
I'm afraid I had a brain melt down in the afternoon and forgot to take a photo of the whole class. What a shame.
Here are a couple of shots of progress on the centre blocks: please note this had been ironed properly yet.
Here are some views of the sunset sky from my window showing the huge and majestic windmills on the hills in the distance.
There was lots of fun at the closing ceremony when the Palmerston North Committee handed over the reins of Symposium to the Christchurch Committee which will be organising the next event in October 2017. The lady in the centre here is Helen Pedersen, the Tutor Coordinator for Palmerston. Helen is a fabulous organiser and a very friendly and lovely person (hi Helen). All the Committee did a fabulous job to make a thorough well run and very very happy Symposium. Congratulations to everyone!
Here are the Christchurch ladies tempting everyone to come back to Symposium in 2017. It would be a very easy decision to make! The theme for the next Sympsium is "Creative Construction", very appropriate given the devastation caused by an earthquake a couple of years ago.