Sunday 16 February 2014

And off I go!

Hello friends
An exciting day for me today as I head out of the door for Stitches in Birmingham.
I was rushing around like a mad thing yesterday so I will enjoy the train 
journey - a chance to relax.
Fingers crossed the weather isn't too bad - trees on the line as opposed to leaves!

Something else that is going to be very enjoyable is that I have been invited
to attend The British Craft Awards to represent Spellbinders!  
Kim Hupke, Education Manager and Yvonne Van de Grijp a fellow
DT member are also attending so I'm going to be in great company.
I will be sure to try and take some photos to share.

I can't help but think this time last year when I visited Stitches I had such great plans for the 
studio/shop, never for a second could I have imagined what was around the corner
with Elliott becoming unwell. 
But I will not dwell, this is my re-run, a chance to do it all again.
Already my plans are blossoming and I am very happy. 

Patricia - I like your idea that I should do videos of my class projects -
I will liaise with my Video Production Manager (aka Elliott!)

As for joining the pom poms to make bunting - really easy,
thread a darning needle with a length of wool/string and just push it through the middle of
each pom pom, it enables you to move them along to the desired position
It is such fun to do and really brightens up the home.
This is not my photo but I thought I would share because it is lovely...

I will be returning home on Tuesday evening, the website will still be in full swing 
(I've left plenty of instructions!)

Another batch of Charity Kits went out yesterday so I'm completely up to date
now but please, if you haven't already ordered they are still available here.

Take care friends and keep safe in this extreme weather.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Christine, safe journey and have a great day. Look forward to the pictures.

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine.Have a super day at Stitches~ looking forward to the pictures. I love the idea of videoing your classes.Have fun,love and hugs,
Maggie x

Unknown said...

Enjoy your time at Stitches, the change will do you good. The video idea sounds great.

Wilma x x x

Clai01 said...

Hi Christine
have super times at both events and keep us posted please. Hope you had a good, safe journey x

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Safe journey up to Birmingham hope you have a wonderful time.
The weather here seems a little calmer today hope it is kind to you.
That is a brilliant idea videos to enable people to join in the classes.
Can't wait to see your pictures
Hugs Annxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Yes please to videos of your classes. Great idea Patricia : ) Have a great time at Stitches and enjoy the Awards tonight. Of course you are going to think back to this time last year but then think of where all you Embersons are Now : ) Have a safe journey. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time. Keep safe.
Love val x

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time. Keep safe.
Love val x

Wendy L said...

Have fun. xxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, have a safe journey and a great day you deserve it love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Have a great time at Stitches enjoy some me time.
Hope the weather is kind to you.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine hope you have a great time at CHA enjoy. Safe journey there and back . Sophy n Gran

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Ooooh how exciting Christine, have a wonderful time. Susan x

Maid of Kent said...

Have a wonderful time and safe journey. I think the video idea is great. Just pleased that the last year is behind you now. Crafty hugs Ann x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Hope you have a safe journey and a brilliant time. We actually have sunshine today and no rain!!!!

Love the idea of videos of the classes

Sue xxx

Rosie said...

Have a great show, Christine.

Carole Z said...

How brilliant to be representing Spellbinders tonight..have a great day! I love the idea of class videos going to have to get some instruction from you because I have wasted so much time trying to add the Pinterest link! Hugs, Carole Z X

marg said...

Good Morning Christine
Have a lovely Day and enjoy it this year... representing Spellbinders, that is such an honour !
Love Marg

Janice said...

Good morning Christine
It's a lovely sunny one here, so hope it's the same for your train journey! Have a fab few days in Birmingham, and shop til you drop!
Love your note for the boys 👍😃
Janice x

hazel young said...

Have a great time and safe journey xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on representing Spellbinders. Enjoy your time in Birmingham. Lovely ideas you bring us all on your blog - so looking forward to videos and future pics and posts. Good wishes

Phil D

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I hope you have a great time,I hope your journey is not too bad as I know the trains from London to Birmingham are not very good today.
Looking forward to seeing all your photos etc.
Take care. x.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, I wish you well at the show, and I hope you have a great catch up with your fellow DT. The vt sounds good, and I am so pleased for you now you can realize your dreams.
X Ros

Laura O said...

good luck in Berminham ,Enjoy ,Laura O

SusanP, Kent said...

Hope you have a lovely time at the show. I like a good train journey myself (when there are none of those selfish passengers who yell into mobiles/plug into headphones and play music audible to everyone).

Ita said...

Hi Christine enjoy the trade show,and I think for you and family 2014 will be your year .i am also hope ingredients it will be a good year for my family and I.

Anonymous said...

Have fun & safe journey ! X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Don't look back, Christine, look now to the fabulous future.
I hope you have a fabulous time at Stitches, and meeting up with your Spellbinders DT colleagues will be great for you all.
So glad you liked my idea, lets hope Elliott can pull it off.
I can't believe I hadn't thought of the way of stringing the pom-poms together, I kicked myself when I read how you did it hahaha !!
Enjoy the time away, in the knowledge that Elliott and Mitchell will be 'holding the fort'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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