Tuesday, November 11, 2014

News from The NEC...

Hi folks...I'm not feeling so chirpy this morning...suffering a little bit from the day after the day after syndrome...I feel as though I flew home hanging on to the wing of the plane and I'm missing the company of all the lovely crafty folks who joined me for 4 days of busy Fiskars workshops and all my crafty buddies.
I do love the Christmas Hobbycraft Show...the NEC certainly go the extra mile to get everyone in the Christmas spirit with their beautiful displays...

and well done to the quartet who kept us entertained for the whole 4 tapping our feet and singing a-long days...
and the usual Christmas paper sculptures at the entrance to the show were replaced by beautiful creations to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1...
and as always...at 11.00am on Sunday morning the bells toll and for 2 minutes the NEC goes silent in remembrance of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of peace and freedom...it's so moving that in such a vast building you could hear a pin drop in the eerie silence and it gets me every time...a very touching and emotional mark of respect for our fallen heroes.
But before the crafting fun can begin...it's Set Up Day...time for the Fiskars Dream Team Elves...our lovely Commander In Chief Caroline...my fabulous Fiskars buddy Hina and yours truly to get to work unpacking tools and getting the workshop area ready...
with a little help from lots of coffee and the yummy delicious macarons that Caroline brought all the way from Paris...
and before you know the job's a good un and I'm good to go...
More news tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

7 comments:

misteejay said...

It must be such a 'come down' after all the excitement of the show - I'm sure Buddy will give you lots of furry cuddles to make up for it.

That paper sculpture is amazing.

Toni xx

Jane said...

Sending a chirpy smile and a big purr from Billy to you Kath. Welcome home x

carol edwards said...

Thanks for all the pictures, love the sculptures. A moment to mark the fallen must be so emotional and poignant in such a large building x

Redanne said...

The displays are amazing but that paper sculpture is a fabulous tribute. Hope you take time to catch up on yourself today.... Hugs, Anne xx

judkajudi said...

I understand that feeling of "leaving the bubble" and going back to reality ... you have to survive on the memories! Take care and thanks for the photos!

Marg said...

I had a brilliant time and thought, just like you, with regards to the paper sculptures and the Christmas decorations, they were all fabulous. Im sorry I didnt get round to seeing you on Thursday Kath... I was running around like a blue ar** fly trying to find all the items I wanted to buy that I didnt get chance to do everything I wanted let alone join in with your wonderful workshops. Roll on next year though!!! lol I give my heart to all involved in getting the whole areas ready for us crafters to spend what money we could get together.
{{{hugs to both you & Buddy}}}
Marg ;0 xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Kath. I'm so glad you had such a great time. I wish I could have made it to the show but transport is so bad from down here in the deepest south west. I think the paper sculptures were out of this world and so thankful to you for taking the photo of them for us all to enjoy. I hope you've now recovered from your flight home. x

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