Sunday, 19 May 2013

Embroiderers' Guild South West Regional Day

Yesterday I attended the South West Regional day at Marlborough, hosted by the Marlborough and Kennet Valley branch.  Our branch, Blackmore Vale, travelled up by coach - 27 of us.  There were fantastic shopping opportunites: Silk Sacs, Mulberry Silks, Art Van Go, Margaret Beal and Tiggy Rawlings to name just a few - and of course, many purchases were made.  After the business side of the meeting - by the CEO, Terry Murphy, we were treated to a slide show and talk by Cas Holmes - interesting.  As there were over 400 of us, lunch (which was very tasty) was served in two sittings (more shopping). In the afternoon, the talk was by Patricia Goodwin, a extremely entertaining character. She spoke to us about her collection of outfits, gleaned from an old lady (legally bought) in a country manor house from between 1880 to the 1930's - fabulous! There was also a raffle - I won and then on the way home we had a branch raffle - I won again!! A totally fantastic day.  Now I'm away for a week sorting my late mother's house with my sister. See you all soon.
Glastonbury Abbey Ruins

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