This story is a touch complicated.
As we all know, the next Summer Olympics will be held in London, in 2012.
For this occasion the Embroiderer's Guild of UK decided to stage an exhibition of wall hangings made by individual branches of the Guild. Each wall hanging is being made from members embroidered cards, measuring 4 x 6in each, and joined together. The theme for the wall hangings are countries taking part in the Olympics and each branch of the Guild was given a country which it will represent. The embroideries themselves could be anything which we connect with that particular country.
My local branch was given Peru.
As all the wall hanging are supposed to be ready for this autumn, everyone was busy during the summer, stitching their card. My decision to joint the project was a last minute one and so was my embroidery!
One of our members kindly volunteered to take on the work of joining all our cards together.
As I did not have the time to drive over to her, I put my card in the post. This was on the 15th August.
I think you know what comes next, it did not arrive, or rather it took 3 and half weeks to get to its destination, distance of some 10 miles, via 2 sorting offices! Apparently, I did not put the correct postage on the letter!
By then I decided, for various reasons, not to renew my Guild membership this September. As I will not be a member by the time the wall hangings will go on show, my card has been returned to me. So, as it is not going to be seen anywhere else, I give you my