The car is packed for the Knitting & Stitching. Can't see out through the back window, so I will have to depend on the mirrors. I shall pootle along. Note the I word here, as I shall be venturing forth alone. We can't see that we can spare Clive - he has so much to do, with the new magazine coming along fast. It's manageable, but five days is a lot to lose and I will meet up with Jane and Carolyn Sinclair, who is driving her up. We'll have a nice girly time when we have got the exhibition together. It will, no doubt, involve the odd bottle of wine!
I'm looking forward to the exhibitions at the K&S, as it sounds like a great mix this year. I really liked the new NEC venue last year as there was lots of time to talk to people. Some of the traders did not do well, I know, but I think it will build up nicely. Loads of people have said they are coming so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.
I was clearing the little camera - the one I use for web shots - when I found this image from the Festival of Quilts. It's a quilt of Gloria Loughman's called Kimberley Mystique.
For me it really captures the feeling of that part of Australia and I'm glad Gloria said I could show the image. More in Workshop on the Web in December. We are looking forward to a trip to Oz early next year. This year has been very hard work and I'm longing for some time off. I am so lucky in that I really love almost everything I do (except the filing) but doing it from seven in the morning until eight or nine at night is over the top. Will be better after the show - might get a whole weekend off! Arti is right about the children growing up so fast. I need a freeze button.
I am suffering from guilt (again) because I only managed to put a couple of pieces in the Wessex Textiles exhibition at Upton House, Poole, which starts on Thursday. However there are so many talented folk in the group that I'm sure I won't be missed. Here is a detail from Brenda Weeks colourful work. I'll put some photos of this exhibition up when I get back.
See you all at the show.