In a crazy week where I've travelled from one Embroiderer's Guild branch in Peterborough to another near Canterbury there's hardly been time for my feet to touch the ground, never mind thinking about a blog post.
I've started another six week course teaching basic book making techniques which has got me exploring new book structures.
I've had friends round for a morning of stitching and we've contemplated the best way to display this wig, not using the polystyrene wig stand... still not resolved! (answers on a postcard???)
I've done lots of cooking including cheesecakes of both the savoury and sweet variety.
These were for a supper at my branch of the Embroiderer's Guild and involved me driving around half of North Hertfordshire with a boot full of food... very long story... I couldn't attend the supper so planned to deliver the food to the venue where I would leave it in the fridge. But the venue was locked, I didn't have keys, I couldn't locate anyone with keys, so I drove back home and after a zillion phone calls finally tracked down someone who could take the food for me which involved another drive... but it all turned out well in the end and apparently the evening was a success. I was a little sad at missing the supper and talk...
But not too sad... because I was at the O2 Arena with my Mum, Stewart, my brother and his wife to see Il Divo with Katherine Jenkins. It was our Christmas present from Mum and they were wonderful. Really superb and it was worth not getting to bed until 2 am!
Even though I then had to get up, load my car full of my work and drive to Canterbury the following morning to give a talk to the North Kent branch of the Embroiderer's Guild. But the sixty or so ladies who attended the talk were very warm and welcoming and gave me such an enthusiastic response to my talk that I felt like I was running on adrenaline all day! Just as well really.
And this morning I've been off to deliver some work for this exhibition "Threads Galore" which opens in Letchworth on 8th May.
I'm especially excited because ten of my Young Embroiderers will be exhibiting along with the older members which is a fabulous opportunity for them.
Now finally, I'm sat down with my feet up and a cuppa whilst I contemplate what's in store for next week. Not quite so much driving around all over the place, thank goodness!