It's been a couple of weeks since I posted but now I am returned, I have been quite busy of late working (Yes! you heard right - working!!) I was offered 8 full days work (8.45am - 5pm.) by the local government sending out and opening returned postal votes and as a count assistant at the close of the election, the days were spread out over both bank holidays and I thoroughly enjoyed it. On election day the count continued until 3am so last Friday I felt completely 'Hung over' from lack of sleep. I left DH with explicit instructions not to wake me but DD had other ideas and forgetting I had been out all night sent a text at 8am, of course being me, my phone was right there next to the bed. So having woken I got up BIG MISTAKE - HUGE, by lunchtime I was hanging, to the point of not being able to be bothered to cook, so DH & I took ourselves to the local hostelry for a meal.
On the whole it was nice to be up and out in the morning wearing my 'office' clothes (which now fit due to my success at Slimming World!) and spending the day with around 30/40 other people and all their chatter.
On Wednesday 27th it was Severn Valley Quilters meeting, this month was our annual 'Skills Night' when usually 4 or 5 members demonstrate a particular skill or technique, this time we did it a little differently in that we only had 3 demonstrations and everyone could make a little sample if they wished. This year we took part in making an easy Bow Tie Block with Joan, made a felt Chrysanthemum with Joyce and Carys showed us how to cover Clothes Line/Cord with fabric strips to make bowls/ baskets. Tea/coffee was available throughout instead of at 9pm and it seems to have been a great success with everyone.
It will be Westbury Park Quilters on Monday when Helen Keenan (Quilt Artist & Teacher helenkeenan.co.uk/home.) will give her talk entitled 'Colour Works' then on Wednesday there is an S.V.Q. sewing afternoon to attend, I will be continuing to work on some of my UFO's as I have promised myself to actually finish some of them this year!
I will be going along to Malvern Show twice this year, on Thursday 19th with my good friend Sheila then again on 21st when I plan to take Harriet, she was off school when I went in the Autumn and was so disappointed not to be allowed to come, so I promised she could come to the Spring show, I am going to try NOT to buy any fabric as I would like to wait till I go to New England in September but we all know that will be
Well for the past 15 minutes I have been trying to upload some pictures to show you but my system is having none of it today so guess you will have to wait till next time.
Bye for now