Thursday, 21 May 2009

Craft Club Anniversary

Last night at Craft club we celebrated 2 years of being together which is fantastic. A big Thank you to all the lovely ladies who have crafted every Wednesday and made our club a fun and enjoyable place to be.
We all had cake (as you can see from the above photo) to celebrate our anniversary and to officially name our club 'Meet the Flockers'. We now all have a membership card each and an official tattoo on our that's just a joke!!! We don't have tattoos!
I also received the most beautiful bunch of roses from one of the members and they are now in full bloom on the fireplace. Thank you Nicki!!

We have extremely heavy rain here today so I think I will stay home and either craft or tidy up, I can't decide...maybe a bit of both as I have the house to myself. My husband left here at 6am this morning to be in Harrogate for 9. He is a professional musician and is playing for an award ceremony tonight hosted by Lenny Henry, so he has an all day rehearsal before the show in the evening. He will be shattered when he gets back at 2 in the morning. No doubt he will want to give me all the details on his return, even if it's 2am, he likes to tell me EVERYTHING that happened over the course of the day. I can't wait!!!!
Hope you all have a good day today wherever you are.
Sheila x

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

My forgotten blog!

I can't believe that it is 18 days since I have been on that good or bad? It is good in that it means I have been very, very busy working my crafting socks off but on the other hand it is bad because it means I have been working so much that I haven't had time to do anything other than work! Does that make sense?
Anyway, I have a couple of free days this week so yesterday, I had a little trip to the hospital to see my friend Robert who has been very ill recently. He is still in Intensive Care but was awake and moving his arms and leg a bit and actually smiled at me a few times. We even held hands too which is fantastic considering he was unconscious last week. It looks like he is slowly getting better, thank goodness.
Well...tomorrow is Craft club and it is 2 years since we got up and running. I can't believe it. I am so pleased and very thankful to all my lovely members who come along every week through wind and rain. They are a wonderful group of ladies and I love each and every one of them. So tomorrow evening, we will have our usual crafting session with the raffle and we will celebrate as we craft with sweets and laughter. We will also be officially naming our club. After many weeks of pondering over names and ideas, we finally came up with 'Meet the Flockers'!!! Isn't that funny?! The ladies started using the flocking powders recently and love them so much that every week they just crack jokes with the word 'flock' in them. So if you have used flocking yourself and also enjoy comedy films like 'Meet the Fockers' you will understand how the name became very appropriate for the club. I am really looking forward to our meeting tomorrow night. I am proud that my little club is still going 2 years later...fantastic!!!
Have a good day everyone!
Love Sheila x

Friday, 1 May 2009

A beautiful sunny morning

Yes, that's right. The sun is shining and there's not a cloud in sight. I am sitting at the dining-room table with the patio doors open and my little black cat is snoozing on the mat by the door enjoying the warmth of the sun on her shiny black coat. At the same time, my husband snores away upstairs, enjoying the thought of his well-earned day off I expect!!
I have a little demo tomorrow and Monday at Craftworld in the Lowry Retail outlet in Salford, Manchester so if you're in the area, pop in and say hello. I will be there from 10-4 making cards, boxes and anything else I can turn my hand to! Have still got a little prep to do for that which I will finish today.
I am also contemplating whether or not to drive over to Bury Market in Lancashire this morning. My mum and I keep saying we will go and have a mooch there but we never seem to get round to it. Some of my friends visit the little craft stall there where there are bargains to be had, so that would be our main reason for going, obviously.
I haven't got any cards to show you today because I haven't really made many this week but if you buy the new issue of Creativity! magazine which is out today, you will see some of my projects in there.
Have a good day x