Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A stroll down Memory Lane...

Hi folks...I'm on a mission with a capital "M" this week to nail the projects for the Autumn Retreat at The Papeterie only 3 and a bit weeks away or let's just say I intended to be until I got slightly distracted searching for a particular photo amongst the millions I've saved on discs over the years and ended up off on a huge declutter tangent and a mega nostalgic emotional trip down the Crafty Memory Lane...so if you pop on the kettle and find a comfy sofa...there's a mega photo fest of some of the lovely folks I've met...friends I made and fun I've had on my mad but lots of fun crafting journey...
April 2008
Fiskars Training at Nottingham
little did I know at the time that this would be the start of a fabulous fun
gad around the country meeting lots of crafty folks experience...
my mad Fiskars buddies Karen & Lorraine

October 2008 SECC
my first show with Fiskars...yes I was a little nervous...rabbit in the headlights stuff but they were lovely and welcomed me into the fabulous Fiskars family...
 and what a treat to meet my special bloggy buddy Ali for the first time

March 2009 
Great Northern Papercrafts Harrogate
this was the first of many trips to this wonderful show and my first of many meet up's with my lovely buddy...my 2 peas in a pod soulmate or partner in crime...the sweet and adorable Dawny P...along with Marcea...Nicola (Marcea's Mum)...Kirsten and Emma

March 2010 with Fiskars at The SECC 
my naughty but adorable Fiskars buddy Lorraine
oh how we loved demonstrating that Stamping Thingamajig...not

March 2010 at The NEC 
a flying visit to meet up with my lovely buddies Enfys and Dawny P
En...getting frisky with a hunky stormtrooper...
me being my usual ladylike self...oh boy was that a fun day...we spent more time sitting in Wetherspoons gassing...had to sprint to the show for a crafty spend about 15 minutes before it closed...
edited to add: my lovely buddy Carol sent me a pic this morning that she had of our first meeting on the same day...
crikey it's a scary thought that there could lots of pics out there that I don't know about and probably more than a few unfit for publication... 

November 2010 with Fiskars at The SECC
bedtime fun with Anne and Debbi...
and Halloween Fun on the train home with Anne, Debbi, Carol and Aud

February 2011
Artsycrafts Event - Newport Pagnell
and oh boy this brought the memories flooding back...the first time I met my Hero...no name dropping required...you'll know exactly who this is...
and he was every bit as sweet as I thought he would be...
I had such a fun time that day...meeting up with bloggy buddies is always special...my lovely friend Carol on the right...
the lovely Leandra and the adorable Linda E...

March 2011 with Fiskars at The NEC
the gorgeous Aries...canine partner to Pam and happy participant at The Fiskars Workshop...

May 2011 Girls Just Want To Have Fun at The Papeterie
our first ever craft workshop with 30 lovely crafty folks




September 2011 
Great Northern Papercrafts Harrogate
how chuffed was I when Sue and Julie from Craftwork Cards asked me to come along and do some workshops...it was lovely to meet some old friends and make lots of new ones too...




October 2011 Perth
a fabulous fun workshop day with the lovely girls at Fair City Stampers

November 2011 with Fiskars at The NEC
"3 in a Bed" some down time for the Fiskars crew
with my gorgeous Fiskars "love you loads" teamies...Hina and Rach...
But that's probably enough nostalgia for one day...I'll continue the journey tomorrow kicking off with a fun trip to Stitches and guess who I bumped into...within minutes of crossing the threshold.  See you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

9 comments:

Stella said...

How lovely to look back on some great times.x

Sebba K said...

О, Боже!!! Как бы и мне хотелось побывать с вами на таких праздниках, и встречаться с ТАКИМИ людьми...
Ах! Ох! Ех!
Oh, my God! How would I like to visit with you on these holidays, and meet with these people ...
    Oh! Oh! Ex!

Jane said...

What a fun journey you have had Kath, great photos. I know what you mean about getting distracted! X

Redanne said...

An absolutely wonderful trip down memory lane..... love the photos Kath! Hugs, Anne x

Lorraine said...

Fab photo's Kath. It looks like you've had some fun times and made lots of friends.
Lorraine x

Dawny P said...

How wonderful to see these pics - thanks for sharing Kath. It did bring back very happy memories for me and I will never forget our first meeting. What a lovely day and what a super evening, spent Italiano style :) xxx

Enfys said...

Fancy posting me with my storm trooper! Happy memories, including that day. Weather spoons shares must have doubled in one day!!! Happy days, and more to come xxx

Carol D said...

What a wonderful trip down memory lane. But the journey is far from over, hope you lots more wonderful memories in the future, you wonderful friend you!

Big Hugs Carol x

Pamela said...

Oh crikey Kath I can remember many of those photos first time round! So lovely to see them again though and be reminded of the fun times you've shared with us over the years.

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