I made a last minute decision to sign up for [Sharon Boggon’s Studio Journals: A Designer’s Workhorse course](http://www.joggles.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=75_450&products_id=16435) through Joggles. It’s a course I’ve been meaning to take for a couple of years. It’s about using a journal to ‘catch your design ideas’ with a view to designing fiber projects – so embroidery and quilting. I have the list of the materials needed so will head out to the art shop on Saturday morning – first item on the list a journal 🙂
I’ve done a couple of other courses with Sharon before and have really enjoyed them. I have found it difficult to keep up though – I think the first one I had to stop the sewing part way through after hurting my wrist and I followed it up with a second course not long after recovering..
I’m going to have to make time this time to get the most out of it! Which will be a challenge for me! Especially with my new addiction to [Springwatch](http://www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch/) and hopefully a house move this summer.. (still sitting with fingers crossed waiting for our buyer to have her mortgage approved).
I was at our local pub last night, [The Earl Ferrers](http://www.earlferrers.co.uk/), it’s a fab local with a real community spirit. Last night we had a lavender bag workshop for us instead of our usual stitch and bitch session.
One of my neighbours is a costume designer and had a host of different materials and trimmings for us to play with. Please excuse the sewing on this – the lighting in the pub, the beer and the lateness of the hour did me no favours!! (the embroidery in the centre is cut from a lovely piece of embroidered silk – not my own work!)