Monday, 19 October 2009
We worked on our designs and inspirations at this meeting based on our visit to Lydiard House and Park. Many of us had taken photos and created small sketches.
Ruth and Margaret R had a number of exciting design ideas to work on and develop at our meeting.
We had a wonderful time and went away with lots of ideas on paper.
We also wish Jane Lemon, president of West Country Embroiderers a happy 80th Birthday this month.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
It was a glorious day to travel to Exeter, and also luckily managed to get a space in the Car Park at The County Hall in Exeter, the venue for the meeting. Arrived there in plenty of time to peruse and indulge in some retail therapy. The opening speech of the AGM was given by Jane Lemon, who enthusiastically recalled WCE events of the past year.
A great deal of business was discussed and the new WCE website applauded as a vast improvement over the previous one. Go and have a look at the new website here. The Treasurer reported that funds were very healthy and that the membership fee would be reduced for 2010 from £5.00 per annum to £4.00 per annum per member , payable in January 2010. Wonderful news indeed.
In the afternoon we were entertained by the talk by Jane Price a local artist, click here to find out more. She certainly knows a lot about butterflies and moths. Her sketchbooks contained some very interesting drawings using graphite powder.