Monday, 20 September 2010

Where has the time gone?

I cant believe that it's been so long since my last blog. During this time I visited the 02 exhibition at Hyde Hall another three times (I'm not a stalker honest), it was just a really good exhibition in a great venue and a good place to meet up with friends for lunch!

My Mum's house has sold and so I've been busy sorting out the final pieces of furniture trying to get them a good home. James and Becky have sold their house and are moving in the next month, Rachel moved into a new rental house with a friend of James' so everything is changing here!

My weight loss seems to have stopped the last two weeks I've stayed the same, not good, I need a bit of a kick. I'm still going to the gym three times a week, and today I enrolled on a Yoga course. This should be this space.

We have also had a few family get togethers, I met up with my cousins for a really nice evening. Then the next day Jacqueline's Mum and Dad celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary,it was a lovely day the weather was kind so we could sit in the garden. My Dad had been Uncle Alf's best man. They received a special delivery of a card from the Queen and the local paper sent a photographer to take pictures. It's good to have something nice happen.This weekend started with an ERTF Tea and Textile this was an Essex event at Julie's in a lovely setting for more information see ERTF blog and Craft Arena. Lorraine and Janette are having a good time! Saturday I went to a fabulous workshop held by Chelmsford EG, it was one of the best I've ever been to Lynda Monk was so generous with her information and instead of taking lots of bits with us Lynda provided a goody bag with everything we needed, right down to labels so we could identify our work and remember what we had used in our samples. Everyone came away with a vessel started. Really I wish we'd had a weekend with her, a really big thank you Lynda . I'm a new member of Chelmsford Guild and they make me feel very welcome. Sharne and Lynda with a few of Lynda's samples that she provided for us to look at.

Well that's about it, except this week I'm going back to the Quilting group that I had to leave when I started doing my City and Guilds because they clashed. It will be nice to meet up with them again after a three year break. My friend Kath that goes to the group is about to become a Grandmother for the first time so I've knitted a little jumper for her new addition, just need to sew on the buttons!


  1. Sounds like you have been very busy. The little jumper is cute.

  2. I see Jackie's mum posed for the photo's in the end, glad the celebrations went well.
    How is your vessel doing? It was lovely to see you Saturday, unfortunately I wont be at EG tonight.

  3. Love the jumper! Think we need to book Lynda for a whole weekend! I know Sharne & nickie would love it.

  4. the jumper is really cute - nice photo of Sharne