Monday, 14 May 2012

*insert wild cackling here*

Yesterday was the best day out I have had in forever. A few of us from the LMQG went to the beautiful home of the brilliant and hilarious Lucie Summers for a screen printing workshop. Lucie had prepared screens with our designs for a quilt label in advance, so after a cup of tea (in THAT mug) we got right down to business. Thanks to Lucie's expert tuition, there were happy dances going on all over the studio. 
Michael and Sydney


It's possible that I got a little bit carried away with all the lovely colours available and I now have more quilt labels than I could ever use, I think. Ah well, any excuse to make a million quilts. In all the excitement (and hysterical giggling) I only remembered to take one photo. 
each of these makes two labels, so I have about 2 billion of them
After lunch we all had a go with some of Lucie's own screens, which was really great. By the time everyone was finished practically the entire floor of the house was covered in drying fabric. 
And then, of course, there was the Summersville, some of which accidentally jumped into my bag and found its way home with me. I have no idea how that could have happened. Odd.


All in all a great day out. I haven't laughed so much for ages. Or eaten as much lasagna, but that's a whole different issue.

15 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as we did - it's a shame that we couldn't have done it as one group. I have had to restrain myself from going mad creating designs for screens, when I don't have any deadlines looming I will definitely be getting some screens made.

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    1. great idea! I can see a whole new obsession starting ;-)

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  2. Am very, very, very jealous, having missed out on this in order to work on an event that turned out to be a total shambles (through no fault of our own, I hasten to add) *has temper tantrum, toddler styleee with stamping of feet and pounding of fists, and redness of face.... waaaaaaahhhhhhhh!*

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  3. Glad you had as much fun as we did. Isn't it truly addictive? I wanted to come again yesterday!

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  4. They look great!! Also everything Pennie said (apart from the function bits!) ;-)

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  5. Oh I'm so jealous! Those labels look fantastic!! Great work!

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  6. They look great - 2 in 1 is very clever! I did wonder yesterday if i could sneak in, in disguise for a second go, wish I had now.

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  7. Oh, looks like buckets of fun. Your post title is awesome.

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  8. Love the pensive Micheal shot! I had to sleep for two hours once I got in I was so overwrought with the printing and the eating and the laughing. I take it you guys made it home okay in the super car?

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  9. It was a great day out - so glad we were able to do it.

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  10. Oooh, sounds like so much fun! I'm signed up for a fabric printing class up here at the end of June, hope mine is as good :o) Can't wait for her class at the Retreat!

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  11. Oh I am green right now! What a fab day! Your labels look fantastic.

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  12. This looks so cool! I'm glad you had a fantastic day :)

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  13. Such a great day! I'm hoping that the picture of me up there isn't when I was drooling (literally) over my work! We need to plan more of these days out!

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thanks for making my day!