Sunday, 18 October 2009

Catch Up

That is all I seem to be doing at the moment.

Have had a lovely 2 weeks.  Feet don't seem to have touch base though.

Last weekend was Alexandra Place – Knit and Stitch.  EAST’s exhibition, excellent, how wonderful to be invited to exhibit at such a level and present such a wonderful display of work. It was lovely to be able to look through their workbooks that lead up to their final piece.  I felt that the entire exhibition this year was of a higher standard, and more importantly it made me smile.

Then on Sunday it was up to see Kirsty and the grandchildren in Lancashire.  Kirsty was poorly, finally persuaded to go to the doctors who then gave her a prescription as long as her arm to sort her out.  Holly and Gus were an absolute joy, Holly want a Dolly with a bottley, this I bought for her early Christmas present and she loved it.  Went to see Wendy horse, the children have their swimming lesson, Holly made an egg sandwich, Gus paddled in the loo! went for long walks and played on the swings, Gus loved this and really laughed.  Hated it when I came home.  Cried too much. Met Mary who helps Kirsty look after the children, she is lovely, and Holly and Gus obviously love her.

Then this weekend Sharne and I went to Missenden Abbey for a workshop with Hilary Bower.  It was not at all what I thought it was going to be.  Hilary mentored us, very useful, she is an incredibly talented lady with real intuition, she totally summed me up and has got me thinking in a very different and challenging direction.  I will be exploring ‘Barriers’ these maybe physical, fiscal, mental or cultural – how massive is that.  But I had not realised just how important these issues are to me.  Guess that is whey I do the job that I do. 

Usually Sharne and I stay at her Mums when we are down there but this time we stayed in a Granny Annex of a friend of a friend.  What a lovely house and it made the weekend very special.  Woke up early on the first morning and went for a walk across the fields, walked for 30 minutes in one direction and didn't come across a road, could a have carried on for ages but had to turn back to get ready for the course.