Hey, Shelagh - I can't believe we have still not met. We've been corresponding for so long. So sorry about your NEC visit. Glad you are keeping City & Guilds alive. There are so few centres now, due to the funding crisis. Are people going to want to come to tutors like me and set fire to their work if they haven't learned the proper way to do things!
We try not to work on Sunday but decided that the Val exhibition was love, not money, so yesterday we got all the boards and pieces out to see what we still had to do. Here is a corner of my sitting room - the rest of the room was just as packed. Plus all the cabinet material. Plenty to see. Still some labels to do but we're nearly there. Clive made the new boards - they involved cutting holes and took ages. I made him lay down in a darkened room to get over it.
Later we were sitting out having a cuppa when this chap appeared, hovered over the pond and then formed an attachment to a pot of house leeks. Isn't he lovely?
The Cat (of enema fame) came out to eat cobwebs - a nasty habit it has. It was then sick. Other cats eat grass - why do I always get the nutty ones? This time it was sick half-way through the cat-flap. ON THE WAY IN!
I am off to Beyond Stitch today. This is a group that formed from two groups I used to teach. When they were doing better work than me I decided to stop teaching them! So we all meet once a month - supposedly to work, but mostly to chat. Today I plan to do some more work to prepare for my two day embellisher course which starts tomorrow.