Monday, 27 September 2010

I'm Still Here!

Thought I should let you know that I did manage to get out of bed on Friday and I went to the gym! The only part of me that caused any problems were my knees, they still hurt, they feel as though they are bruised, hopefully they will be recovered before Thursday when I go to Yoga again. I do seem to have a problem when I kneel for a long time, one reason I don't like pinning out large quilts although I foolishly still do them, I always think this will be the last one I'll do, then I do another one........

Mum's house is almost cleared and today we signed some papers at our solicitor so I don't think it will be long before everything is finalised, it's very hard!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Yoga and Quilting

Today has been an interesting day, when I woke up this morning I thought  why do I do these things to myself? Yoga me.... I even sent a text to Jacqueline for support, did I get any, no! She said it would be ok to giggle during the class or something like that..... I went, I was so glad I did and I really enjoyed it, cant wait for next week, of course I may not feel like that when I wake up in the morning! Of course the image below isn't me (I wish),she's a lot of stones lighter, maybe next week who knows.............Talk about getting tied up in knots.

This evening I went to the 'old' Quilting Group, I haven't been there for three years, it was lovely to catch up and just sit, stitch and chat. Next week I'm going to take in some of the things that I did on my C&G course to show them and also some fabric I dyed using the microwave.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


I'm really pleased with how this has worked out, I've lots of ideas of how I can use this in future projects. So thanks again Lynda.

Below a close up.

I was a bit unsure on how to colour the inside, but I think it looks fine. I do need to buy more gesso, I ran out and needed to improvise.

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!