I'm, off to Devon tomorrow for 2 exciting reasons.
Firstly I'm meeting up with the lovely Val tomorrow at the RHS Rosemoor gardens, which I've never been to despite being a member of Wizley Gardens, which is the Surrey equivalent, since '93. I'm really excited to be meeting Val as she's going to bring some of her embellishing samples for me to have a look at in the flesh, while we indulge ourselves with some naughties form the cafe.
The second reason for the visit is that we're going to a friend's wedding at Broomhill sculpture park, which looks amazing, so all in all it should be a very special w/e.
I would like to make a couple of thank yous in this post too.
I have been very touched by the number of bloggers who welcomed me back after my enforced internet break, it was so nice to know that my ramblings had been missed.
Secondly I was delighted to receive the 'I love your blog ' award from Carol this week, it's so nice to know that people enjoy your blog enough to want to give you an award.
At the moment things are pretty busy, so I think I will just have to say a big thank you and pass this on to all those who have given me so much friendship and support since I started blogging.
I have been promoted yet again by my lovely DD2 and am now responsible for the in stock baby carriers. You can see them here. Once again there have been a few tricky moments as I get to know the new fabrics and design, but I think I'm up and running now, but very busy with a steady work flow, so time is tight.
I'm still managing to keep my 2 DCD's (dedicated creative days) a week that I set out to do on Jan 1st, but they are now focused on the finish date in March next year for my C&G embroidery course. No mean feat considering it's taken me 2 1/2 years to get half way , so now I have to do the other half in 6 months, hmmmm!
Anyway the point of all this dribble is to explain why my presence might be patchy over the next few months. But I'm so nosey I dare say I won't be able to stay away for long.
And because I can't bear to put up a post without pics here's a few to be going on with.
I saw this lovely planter at a local NT house the other Sunday, made me think of my progress at the moment.
This lovely carved seat has been placed in a recently reworked little retreat garden at the Arundel Wetland Centre.
And this paper-cut design is the first piece of design work for the new module 5, which I will post about later, just wanted to prove I have been doing something creative.