November.....EEEEEK!!!! Hello Everyone, gosh where did October go??, well at least we had beautiful weather. Really frosty this morning though and yesterday rained all day.
Anyway, how are you all, I do hope good, but kind thoughts coming your way if you're not.
I'm recovering after my trip to Glasgow, still a bit tired,as when away from home base my blood sugar get knocked to blazes as I find it difficult to control when eating out, and when my BS is raised I get very tired.
However, upon saying that, both of us had a lovely time, Alistair with Jim and me at the craft she and meeting up with Rita. It is really so good to meet Blogging Friends, and this time Rita and I spent more time together and could have spent more if time had been possible. I was amazed to learn that we both sang in the same choir many decades ago, although not at the same time...small world. We had a ball spending money, and our first port of call was to the Imagination Crafts stall and as we were first there was able to chat to Sue who owns the company and is a fab designer. I love their products and have to say that's where most of my money was spent. I have photos of my purchases which I will put up.
Our hotel.....well I wouldn't recommend it, we had a tiny room up in the attic, sloping roof which Alistair cracked his on when getting out of bed. The smallest of toilet and shower space, had to come out of it to dry. And it was four flights up and no lift. I struggled with the stairs I have to say, I'm not fit and could feel a pain in my chest long before I reach the top floor. I asked for a move but it was full and not possible.
The dining room was in the basement, which was more stairs and so cramped especially when full, an hour an a half allotted time for breakfast, it was noisy, people having to share, two waitresses hurrying around, and then they doubled as chambermaids. Nightmare!! At least our room was clean.
So enough of all this, just to say it was good to get home, oh and I've done something to my knee, so it's painkillers and Voltarol gel for the moment.
On Sunday, once home I was at a Craft Workshop with a super guy called John Bloodsworth, he is going around the country fund raising for the charity Mind. He used to be a producer on C&C, it was really a good day, all about the techniques of using the Geliplate. Now I had been wondering if I was missing something by not having one, but I don't think it will be something I'll rush out and buy although I did enjoy the workshop, and I don't mind getting messy. Always good to learn new things.
Now I do have a card to show;
My first attempt of using Sparkle Medium on acetate, so difficult to photo. I had made this before I went to the show, but had forgotten how to attach the acetate on, another reason for visiting Sue's stall as she was able to put me right. You might be able to see that the acetate is bevelled, but it comes flat for posting. I'm sure my new one will be better as I can see quite a few mistakes.
Now for my new stuff, quite a few piccies;
Imagination Crafts Globes and owl tee light holder, been wanting them since seeing them demonstrated on Hochanda,
Well one couldn't not buy their wonderful stencils, Starlight Paints and Sparkle Medium, which is the most luscious red colour. Little lights to use with the globes, and the all important spatula.
A fab Sheena Douglass stamp, Card -io and Sue Wilson stamps, Pebeo black gesso and some lovely little linen canvases, oh yes, I think I'm an artist now..lol, a few sequins and a roll it off, for picking up waste, it's a brilliant tool, I also bought some heatproof acetate.
Now, I just had to have this yarn and pattern, little slipper boots, and they look easy peasy and will make a fab gift, or not as the case might turn out.
So there you are, I don't feel I spent too much, and certainly not something that I might never use, in fact everything there is what I was going for, the yarn is the only thing not planned.
I hope I've not bored you silly, but I know some of you do like to see what is bought at craft shows, I know I do.
Thanks to all who visited and left such kind comments on my last cards, I have tried to catch up a bit with my own commenting, but when you've been away from it for a few days, I find it's just not possible to go back and do everyone, nevertheless I have seen your lovely creations on my reading, list, so please forgive if I haven't commented.
Up early awaiting our new sofa arriving, apparently it could come anytime between 7 and 12 o'clock, so that's the first hour gone.
Have a lovely day whatever you're doing, I'm having a quiet one until I have to go and see Milo, who after I left him yesterday, got into a cupboard and had a go at Moreen's sandals and her Ugg boots, don't know how bad they are, and worse was that he has destroyed a Queen ( Freddy Mercury) book of Damian's which was rare and valuable. So once again Milo is in the doghouse. I wonder what it will be today.
Thanks for staying with me on this saga today, and see you soon. Oh and the sofa has just arrived, and it's looking good.
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