Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Klimt with Gwyneth

Today was Gwyneth's turn to inspire us to do something different at our meeting. She is our Goldwork expert and we are always teasing her that she always has to have a touch of gold in all her work. So it was no surprise that she chose Klimt for her workshop.

Unfortunately things did not go well for us. When I arrived they were all standing around surrounded by bags and boxes becuase whoever looks after the rooms where we have our meetings had gone away on holiday and the lady who stood in for her thought our meeting was last week. Eventually we had someone to open the door for us, but Gwyneth was at a disadvantage. some of us had started to get a bit talkative and by that time were not in the mood for work.

Here is Gwyneth ringing around looking for someone to open the door for us.

She was full of great ideas of things we could do and had photocopies of Klimt's work with her, fabrics, beads and gold threads too. We decided that we would only have time for some sketches and will continue with the stitching at the next meeting instead.

Klimt inspiration.

This is just a photo of a piece of work in progress that Mary had with her. Don't you just love these colours?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The day Seren came to SerenTex

We have been waiting for this day since she was born and here she is at last, all the way from Canada. She's called Seren which is Star in Welsh and she certainly is a little star.

Here she is with her Oma. Mary already has a little grandson called Dylan in the Netherlands and she was there at his birth. The midwife said go to your Oma and she's been an Oma ever since.

And here is Seren with her Mummy and her admirers. She was far more interested in our works of art -the trees than her admirers! I'm sure if she could talk she would be telling us what to do with them. We are still in a state of indecision over them.

There are a couple of new ones in progress here.

If you looked at the blog last time you will have seen Janine's fabric for her wedding book. here is the finished article and it is so beautiful as you can see.

Then we had another lovely surprise, Anne dropped in to see us with her husband Joe. Anne has not been well recently and is waiting to go to hospital any day. We all wish you well Anne.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Get well soon Anne

To Anne,

With love and best wishes
Cinderella, the Ugly Sisters and the rest of the gang at SerenTex

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


There are no problems here. This is a gift Janine is making for the bride and groom. It is going to be absolutely lovely and I do hope she will be able to bring it to show us before the wedding.

Now you can tell from these faces that there's a slight problem. When you see our trees individually they look good, but when you put them all together they don't look right somehow. We have been very lucky in the projects we have done so far that they have looked great when put together, but we can't get it right every time can we?

These two look very good next to each other. These are Spring trees.

These Winter trees don't seem right at all and I think I may have to make another tree using another technique. I quite like my tree actually, but it looks far too heavy beside all the other work having been made with the embellisher.

Let's hope when we next meet we can at least join a few trees that look good together to enter into the exhibition. There must be way of doing it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SerenTex AGM 2009

Time flies and it's another AGM, it hardly seems a week since the last one. This is how it started! In the last post there were photos of Mary's tutorial using Egypt as the source. Today some members brought along work in progress, so they were all laid down and the following is a typical SerenTex discussion.

Sorry, this video can be found on Digital Gran. Digital Gran: Testing video for serentex blog

Work in progress.

Here is the lovely quilt Miriam has just finished for her new grandson Isaac.

What do you think of this poser Sheila? I only wanted to take a photo of her lovely necklace.
There might be a Part 2 of this post!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mary's tutorial.

It seems I missed a great day at SerenTex. What a pity I could not have managed to be in two places at the same time. But all is not lost as Mary is going to explain what I have to do so I can catch up with them.
No prizes for guessing the subject though. Mary sent me all the photos for the blog. Thanks Mary!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We had a good crowd at the meeting on Tuesday and we all brought our finished circles. Janine showed us the next steps to a variety of different styles of books and she had some beautiful samples with her, but she'd already packed her things before I could take photos. She had her granchildren with her and at the bottom of this post you will see that they are both following their GM's footsteps. Amy drew a rainbow and Michael who is a little older drew lots of pictures and maps.

This is Sue's Spring tree which she's now almost finished, I can't wait to see them all together. We'll have Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter ready to create one piece of work by October.

Below is the work we started two weeks ago and finished at home.

I must admit that this one above by Rosemary was one of my favourites this week.