Friday, 23 March 2012

Crazy!

It has been a crazy week. After my marathon cleaning of cupboards, fridge and freezer on Monday I then did a huge restock... those tins are three deep. I don't think they will starve while I'm away, do you?


There has been some delivery of work, sorting out dates for new classes, endless list writing, more cleaning and tidying and then yesterday some teaching. It was the last day of term for my Settlement machine embroidery class. There were a couple more cable stitched landscapes finished.


One from Di (above) and another from Barbara.


And Ann finished a beautiful table runner.  Lovely work ladies. We don't meet in the summer term so it will be September before we have our next class.


Immediately after the class I got in the car and headed up the M1 to Lutterworth where I was giving a talk to the Embroiderer's Guild. A bit of bad planning on my part to be talking straight after teaching and two days before going away but that's how these things turn out and I was given such a lovely warm welcome it didn't matter... although I confess to being pretty exhausted by the time I got home. This morning I feel like I'm running on pure adrenaline!


And if you need proof of how crazy I actually am... while loading my car with work for my talk and getting bags ready for class... I made cakes for my class.... well, it was the last day of term and I couldn't leave you without cake could I!
And so now I'm on the final run and it's time to get packing... first on the list... my sketchbook.


With the amount of teaching I do there are many students who come in and out of my life and the lovely thing is there are some who come into my life and stay as friends. We might not see a lot of each other but you just know they are genuine friends. This week I received a parcel from one such friend, Lesley. She has made me the most beautiful little sketchbook, covered with old maps that feature my village and has called the book "From Home and Back Again". The beautiful gift tag will be pasted into the first page and it will be a perfect sketchbook for my big trip. Thank you so much Lesley.


Another student/special friend that I do see a lot of has also given me something for my trip (not even mentioning the chocolates to ensure her place as teacher's pet). A very pretty purse where I can keep my British currency while I'm travelling. Perfect... thank you Gill!


And so now all that is left today is to work my way down this list... I had contemplated going to knitting with Gill this morning but decided that probably was a crazy step too far even for me.


So back to the list and I guess I can cross off "blog post"... and probably forget about cleaning the bathrooms. Not sure if I'll be blogging while I'm away... it's not really top of my list of priories as all I can think about is seeing Joe after such a long time but I'll be back in three weeks as crazy as ever no doubt.... I am so excited!!!! Can you tell? See you soon.
BYE!!!

27 comments:

  1. Have a great trip Gina!

    You've got a whole day on a plane to put your feet up.

    Celia
    xx

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  2. Have a fantastic time Gina and RELAX!!!!

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  3. have a wonderful, wonderful time gina! safe journey
    will miss you
    anniex

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  4. I hope, and I'm sure you will, have an absolutely fabulous wonderful time! Have lots of fun!

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  5. You are a crazy woman, Gina;)
    Well at least the length of the journey will force you to slow down and relax! Enjoy your time with your son, mum and holiday. Lots of love, C.

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  6. Looks like you have everything under control Gina. Have a WONDERFUL time -- I can't wait to hear your report when you return!

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  7. ooooh, I'm squealing and jumping up and down and waving and wishing you the best trip ever! I can't imagine being parted from my babies for that long (although an hour every now and again would be nice), please don't break his ribs with your Mummy-Cuddles. Safe journey x

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  8. Wow you have been busy. I think that when you get on that plane you are going to sleep all the way.I will miss reading your posts. Have a great time. Love the landscapes. Doesn't Gill work hard at been teachers pet!

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  9. Bon voyage! Looking forward to hearing all about it when your blog gears up again. Have a fantastic time.

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  10. Do please, relax and do please, have a wonderful time.

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  11. What lovely and thoughtful gifts, and scrummy cupcakes. Have a most wonderful trip and enjoy every moment, then come home and tell us all about it. Bon Voyage!

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  12. I really don't know how you fit everything in!!
    In my experience boys never go hungry. ;)
    I hope you have the most fantastic trip, bon voyage! :)
    Vivienne x

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  13. Have the trip of a lifetime Gina. I know how much seeing Joe again means to you and I hope every minute will be fabulous. Safe journey and safe return home.

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  14. Yes, your excitement is clearly showing and it's lovely! Have a fantastic time Gina, we'll miss you but also be looking forward to hearing all about your adventures when you get back. Safe journeying xxx

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  15. Wishing you a safe journey and THE best of times. xx

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  16. ye gods, I'm tired just reading that Gina. you have some very thoughtful friends, lovely presents. I spy Alisa Burke stitching. I've got my book back now so it's on my list of things to make. Have a WONDERFUL trip. look forward to your tales on your return.x

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  17. Just a thought when looking at your list, why is it when women go away they always have to clean first.

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  18. Wishing you a wonderful time and a safe journey home again.

    x

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  19. Goodness, I'm just catching up here....how exciting....have a WONDERFUL time!

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  20. Gina, I've been thinking of you and hoping you're having a wonderful time. Emma x

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  21. Hope you're having a fabulous time and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! K x

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  22. Those little landscapes are exquisite.

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  23. Beautiful! I like the panorama picture.

    Tony@Jakarta Hotel

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