A bit of This and That, but mostly That!

Let’s get the ‘this’ out of the way as quickly as possible, then we can concentrate on the ‘that’!

On 11th of April I’ll be going into hospital for a short stay.  It’s been confirmed, although I think I hinted at it somewhere.  After that I’ll have to take it easy for a while, but you will still see me around, often in a supporting role as Jock takes the reins and ploughs on regardless.  No need for sympathy, I’m just telling you so that you don’t get too confused by anything that you might see.  That’s all about ‘this’ now we’ll move on to ‘that’.

On 24th March we will be driving west.  Travelling, early, along the M4 to Tredegar House.  It’s a beautiful spot, just on the outskirts of Newport in South Wales.  One of us will be experiencing the delights of the grounds etc, while I’ll be having lots of fun with a group of ladies.  We’ll be making cushions.  The class is all but full, only two spaces remain, so if you would like to join us make sure you get in touch with Busy Bees as soon as possible.  We will be working in a lovely airy room, with lots of space (you can see some of the ladies at work on the last workshop here).  I’d love to see you there too.  I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve done a workshop at this venue, and it’s always fun.  This picture is a clue, but we won’t be making flowers!   (Or will we?)

What are you doing on 21st March?  I hope you aren’t planning on having an early night!  I’m on the night shift on TV again, this time with the embellisher.  At 10pm and midnight I’ll be supporting the team at Create and Craft/ Ideal World again.  I’m looking forward to seeing which presenter I have this time, the last late show with Howard was fun, but it’s fun with Ellis and Debbie too, so I’ll wait until I get there to find out.  Details of how to find the programme on your TV are here, where you can also watch online, wherever you are.  I’ll post a remind a couple of days before too.  Don’t forget that you can email in with questions and comments, but please don’t make them hard.  The programmes are LIVE and I’ll have to think on my feet, possibly without the materials to demonstrate.  If you have a difficult question you can always ask it here and I’ll do my best to answer.  By the way, if you are looking for a cheaper supply of embellisher needles, for any machine, don’t forget that we can supply them.

Are you at Missenden Abbey this weekend?  We’ll be in the foyer on Saturday, and on Sunday we’ll be in the sitting room at Urchfont Manor.  Come and say ‘hello’ if you are at either of these places, it will be good to see you, and don’t forget to book quickly if you want to come to Busy Bees.


Quick catch up

How are you getting on with your drawing?  I’ll be back with the next stage soon, but I have something else to share with you today.

The new Urchfont Manor Brochure is out!  If you already receive it you’ll be getting one in the next short while, but if you haven’t discovered this gem of teaching I suggest you ask for one asap.  Either phone 01380 840495 or send an email via their website.

Within the pages you will find three courses that I am teaching.  One on the embellisher, another ‘Let’s Investigate’ and a new dyeing course.  Get your name down early if you want to attend, they do get booked up, and now you have advance notice.  Please note that the number of embellisher loan machines is limited, you really do need to book early if you would like to use one of these.

Advance notice too, that I’ll be back on TV with the Embellisher next month.  Probably on 16th November, but I’ll confirm those details once they are definite.


Aren’t these just adorable!

I’ve written more in this post here, but I just wanted to give you a hint of what we did yesterday at the embellisher workshop.

The pair I’ve chosen here are no more adorable than any of the others – so please take a look.  This is such a fun workshop.  You learn far more than just how to make a little pair of boots, in fact, yesterday was dubbed by one student as ‘the happiest workshop ever’!

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