Sorry I missed writing last weekend, but I was in Birmingham at the Embroiderers' Guild AGM. This year it was a one day event instead of the usual long weekend. It was enjoyable nonetheless, meeting up with old friends and familiar faces in particular. It was a crammed day, beginning with an excellent talk by Bobby Britnell, and followed by the business meeting. I was expecting some fireworks, but the meeting was well chaired by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn who set the right tone, and it all passed most amicabably. A shortened lunch break was followed by the awards ceremony, which included two presentations from last years' guild scholars. We then had the second talk of the day, this time by Jennifer E Hall, which was equally as good as the first.
The new library in Birmingham is an amazing building. I only wish I'd had more time to explore.