Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Everything stops for Mr H...

Hi folks...if you pop over here on a regular basis you'll know that I'm a many many words person...well why use just one or two when we have the whole wonderful English language to play with...in a nutshell I've been trying to find the right words to describe how excited I am right now...in fact I'm so elated and over the moon that I'm dancing a very happy jiggity jig...oh for goodness sake...I know you're probably thinking "just get to the point" please...OK...guess who's going to the Tim Holtz UK event on 29th August...
the minute I saw it announced  on Tim's blog...the old "I gotta get my bum on one of those seats" feeling completely took over my every waking thought so in preparation I checked the little logistical details of available flights and a bed for the night...hey when you live many miles from so called civilisation...how you're going to get there is mega important. Now contrary to opinion...I'm not daft...I knew there would be zillions of other folks with the same idea...that the crafty schedule...DIY and household chores were going to go by the wayside...you've heard the expression "everything stops for tennis" well that may be so normally but on this occasion Mr H is much higher up that little list of priorities so with coffee-a-plenty...the phone and my best redial finger at the ready we settled in for the long haul...I was going nowhere until my goal was achieved despite the protests of His Furriness wandering cross legged around the house desperate for his "toilet stop" morning stroll...had to give way on that one for obvious reasons but we didn't hang about...as soon as the deed was done we were running back home for more of the Chinese "engaged-engaged-engaged" torture but there's no gain without pain and good things come to those who wait...many many many minutes later (aka lunchtime) woohoo the goal hits the back of the net and I'm one very very jubilant crafter albeit a little brain dead and slightly exhausted and woohoo...here's what we're making...

But then it was back to reality...with a pile of step-by-step instructions to e-mail to Fiskars before 3pm...lunch was a quick pot of yoghurt on the run...fortified by a couple of hours of mucho cafe con leche...the keyboard was red hot and smoking...believe me those much practiced redial fingers had to go like the clappers to achieve that particular goal.
Everything may well grind to a halt for the Lord of All Things Holtziness and despite the "I'm going to Coventry" high...this month's tag has been put on the back burner...it's going to have to wait until the Hobbycraft Demo samples are in the bag...the loo's been cleaned and another door bites the dust in the "paint-a-door-a day" marathon...
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

20 comments:

Enfys said...

Do you want to stay with us? When is the big day? Give me a buzz
En x

Jane said...

How exciting Kath.....and the painting looks great too x

craftyfoxglove said...

Patience wins out in the end. Well done, I'd have give up hope after 20 mins! Have a lovely day
Valxx

Carol D said...

How exciting Kath, it only seems like yesterday we were looking forward to seeing Him. At least it's not too long to wait.

Say hi for me.

Now back to reality, you silly old moo!

Big hugs Carol x

rachel said...

wonderful news Kath - so glad you got tickets - I would have loved to but since I'm on holiday at the time I feel the word divorce might have been bandied around if I even managed to get tickets!!! But you enjoy it - I know you will!!!! Big Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So happy for you Kath. You will have a fantastic day. Look forward to hearing all about it and lots of pics too x

Ribbon Girl said...

Hello Kath - hope you have a great time - just been catching up - HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY - LOVE FROM HAGGIS AND MARY XX

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, so thrilled that you got a place - woo hoo! Wore my redial finger to the bone but alas... no place. Tried for many, many hours. Still, I know quite a few lucky people now who did - well done and good luck with the painting. Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. Can I dance with you, Annie and I are going to the afternoon session with Sir Tim. So maybe we will see you there. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

loftylass said...

Great news Kath - I know you'll share the day with us.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hmmmm sent to Coventry takes on a whole new meaning now Kath!! Susan x

Paula (PEP) said...

Don't forget about the detour to the Brecon Beacons on the way - a little Viking PEP is stowing away in your luggage. Seriously: have great fun & I don't think I'm being relieved of husband sitting duties & a 6ft 4 inch half Scotch Anglo Saxon I don't think will fit in the baggage.
Paula (PEP)

Paper Junkie said...

Good for you Kath - if life has taught anything, it's "When you can - Go for it!" X

trish said...

Hi Kath, I'm so pleased for you, if anybody deserves to go it's you. Your door looks perfect, a job well done. The house must have a lovely new smell with all the hard work you have done...Trish

Kat said...

Funny but when I saw Tim was coming to the UK I just knew you would want to go to the class. Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing the pics!

Kat xx

May said...

WOW...How exciting is that....whoop whoop...Fabulous news Kath...Hugs May x x x

Christine B. said...

So glad to hear you got a place. No wonder your excited. Can't wait to see and hear all about it. Hugs x ChrisB

kay said...

So pleased another blogger also going to the workshop x

BJ said...

Took me 5 hours to bag a ticket too, I'm in the morning how about you? BJ

BJ said...

Oops sorry Timmy must have got to my head I meant the afternoon session! BJ

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