Thursday, 11 June 2009

Lots of changes

It's been a busy week again with lots of good things happening and some sad things too.
Firstly, my sister who lives in California called to tell us that her American brother-in-law had died after a short but awful bout of suffering and as he was just 45 years old they are absolutely shocked and devastated. I met him 2 years ago along with the rest of my sister's in-laws and they are such a lovely family to be part of. We are heartily sorry for their loss.
My friend Robert who has also been very sick and in hospital for 8 weeks is now just starting to recover slowly. He can sit up and speak a little and is laughing at my jokes so he must be feeling better! Fingers crossed that he progresses fast.
My cat was ill earlier this week too so we were worried about her and I was watching her every move for 2 days. Anyway, she seems to be getting better and is mooching in a carrier bag full of craft stuff as I type so that suggests that she's getting back to normal!

I am expecting my friend Clare to call me soon as she returned from her Do Crafts expedition today so I am dying to hear all about her trip and what she got up too while she was there. Will be good to hear her voice again.

On the crafting side of things, I am busy making up some samples for a QVC show later in June. I have also started to run the craft club sessions at my local education centre along with my own Wednesday club (Meet the Flockers!). I am about to start my PTLLS course which runs for 5 weeks. PTLLS stands for - 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector' which will mean I can teach cardmaking classes in the local college. It will be hard work along with all my demos, clubs and other work that I have but it will be challenging, satisfying and a great opportunity to earn a better living especially with the economic crisis being as it is at the moment. May be able to save up and buy a bigger house with a HUGE craft room!!!!! At last, I think I have decided what I want to be when I grow up...a professional full-time crafter, HOW FAB!
Well it's now supper time for me so I will go and watch a bit of telly with a bowl of cereal.
Good night everyone x

Friday, 5 June 2009

Back to the land of blogging!

I have not been on here for so long due to being a busy bee again! You know what it's like don't you?!!
We managed to ge a day off last weekend so went up to my in-laws caravan just for a break from computers, phones and general 'town' noise. It is just situated in the Eden valley in a place called King's Meaburn, it is very green, very peaceful and very lovely. As the weather was great, I managed to snap a few photos in and around the most fantastic garden centre. It overlooks the Yorkshire Dales and it has so many plants that I didn't know which way to turn. With the temperature in the high 20's and the sun beaming down on us, it felt like we were in Greece...lovely. The purple flower in one of the pictures is an Alyium and I was so taken with it that I had to buy one, so it is now standing in my garden waiting to be planted!
Well I am off to get some demo prep done now for tomorrow and then check my list of jobs to see what's next...oh gosh, it's never ending!
Have a good day everyone.
Sheila x