Monday, 12 September 2011

Good morning,
Is it very windy where you are? It is not too bad here I'm pleased to say. Probably worse on Saturday when I decided to tidy up the garden and put things away that were likely to blow about!!

Last weekend I went off with Ginny, Emma and Zoe to Leeds for a training day.  I really enjoyed it, met some friendly crafters and learned a lot, too.  It is really useful to put faces to the names that crop up on the website and on blogs.  Thanks to Julie Kettlewell for some great tips, and thanks to all the lovely ladies who swapped with me.....what imaginations some people have.  The new catalogue is really super and I can't wait to share it with my friends and customers.  The 'sneak peak' doesn't do it justice!

Thursday evening I did a demonstration at a Holton cum Beckering Church and was surprised by the number of people who turned up, fortunately I had prepared a lot of kits for them to take home and make.  The card inspired by Amanda Burditt's Coventry swap really went down very well.   Thanks to Janet for inviting me.

 Friday found me doing a workshop at a local craft group in Wragby run by a very enthusiastic leader, Lynn Henry.  The group, who were very appreciative and seemed to enjoy the session, were already talented crafters and some of their efforts can be seen below.

After a quiet weekend I am off this afternoon to the U3A craft group where we will be making a box.  For those of you who have never heard of U3A, it is an association of slightly older people(50 plus) who get together and facilitate learning groups drawing on 'in-house' knowledge and expertise.  We have groups that learn languages, groups that walk, groups that play chess, scrabble, bridge,ma jong,etc.  Why not google U3A, there is bound to be one near you?

Have a great week.  Happy crafting..

Hugs  Mandy

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