I spent last weekend up at An Grianan, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth with some contemporary quilters from North and South Ireland, which was great fun. It was lovely to be able to spend a whole weekend on craft-related activities with food served up to us.
My sewing machine is currently in for repairs so instead I spent my time dyeing fabric and working on my sketchbooks and altered books.
The 5 members of the Genesis group (that I'm in) all managed to get up to An Grianan. We are planning a group project for next year and needed common fabrics, so we all did our dyeing at the weekend. Each of us dyed 5 metres of fabric, this fabric will be then divided equally amongst the Genesis members at our next meeting. So each of us will end up getting 4 metres of fabric from the other members, which should ensure that we have plenty of fabric for our project.
Apart from a horrible drive home (in extremely wet conditions) I'm already looking forward to next year's residential weekend for which plans are already underway. Yay...