Getting nine busy career women all in one place at the same time! Of course with Catherine in Vancouver we knew it would be a bit of a long shot but we put the invite out to the rest of the group to come to Linda's today for our first get together. Fortunately seven were able to make it which is pretty amazing. Ineke and Catherine, we missed you and I will email later with all the minutes of the meeting (we'll use that term loosely!).
The best part and real point of the day was to see what each other is working on and we have to say, although we know you'll think we're biased, that the work being made is looking superb.
Of course we all pore over each other's work. Here we are scrutinising Annabel's quilts!
And here is Steph's work in progress which is looking really exciting. These panels will go together with others to make a much larger piece.
Here are some pages from Edwina's sushi inspired sketchbook and underneath you can just see some of her fabrics which use direct drawing with dyes.
Of course as soon as the business was over and the show and tell packed safely away it was time for food. Linda was our hostess and so after cherry shortbread elevenses it was time for lovely salads and homemade focaccia rounded off with Annabel's rather delicious flour-less, but not exactly calorie-less chocolate and hazelnut cake. Mmmm.
Needless to say, a good time was had by all and considering that we had never got together before, this group really seems to gel so well with much mutual admiration and hilarity. For those of us not so far along with our exhibition pieces, and I'm saying nothing, because I fall firmly into that camp, I know we feel very inspired to crack on and get ours done.
I think this is going to be good.