Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Back to reality...

Hi folks...I had an amazing weekend at the Ministry of Mixology Workshops in Coventry...
lots of fun and laughter in the company of wonderful crafty friends...
making fabulous projects with Andy Skinner...Brenda Brown and Mark Gould...
fun make and takes and a hilarious raffle prize photo booth ceremony on Saturday evening and you know what they say...what happened in Coventry-stays in Coventry but I suspect that some of the photos may well be doing the rounds before too long. A huge shout out to Di and Tony from Tando Creative...the whole M.O.M team for all their hard work to make the weekend so special and the staff at the Holiday Inn for looking after us all so well.
But all good things come to an end...I was sad to say goodbye to all my MOM friends and set off on the long journey back home. And the bit I always dread...the boring flight...trapped for an hour and ten minutes with the "technology has killed the art of conversation" brigade noses stuck in their I-Phones. A great big thank you to Flybe for saving my sanity on this occasion by sitting me next to a YOUNG decidedly HUNKY and very CHATTY oilman on his way to a 3 week stint on the rigs...coffee and good company are a great mix and before we knew...it was gear down and 5 minutes to landing. What a gentleman and credit to his generation...he insisted on carrying my very heavy "yes there was a bit of crafty shopping done over the weekend" bag off the plane...through the airport and out to the taxi rank.  How refreshing it was in this "I'm alright Jack...sod everyone else" world we live in to meet such a lovely kind young man.
But it's back to reality and the day job again...catching up with the weekend laundry...the neglected household chores and a new week of crafty deadlines...however...not entirely all doom and gloom...there are memories of  fun times with lovely crafty friends to treasure and "I just couldn't help myself" purchases and goody bag contents to drool over...
and not one but two happy mail parcels from Simon Says Stamp arrived in my absence...
woohoo at last I've got my hands on the Distress Marker Storage Tin and I can't wait to try out Tim's new Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and Eclectic Elements threads.
Every cloud has a silver lining and there are definitely perks to being back in my "just me and the Furry Boy" crafty space again.
Catch up with you all soon
Hugs Kath xxx

10 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

So lovely to see you again Kath. Love your finished makes, wish I'd had more time to spend with you but will hopefully see you at stitches xxx

Jane said...

What a wonderful weeekend you obviously had Kath and such gorgeous makes. There is nothing like fun and creativity is there. Your knight on the plane was a perfect way to finish off. What a credit to his generation. I love all your stash, both bought and DT...goodness me I wouldn't know where to start...Christmas has come early over at yours. Enjoy your making day xxx

Redanne said...

Didn't we just have the best time?? It was fabulous to spend time with you again whilst we were making those amazing projects! Glad you got back OK and to hear that the age of chivalry is not quite dead yet too! Big hugs, Anne xx

Nikki Acton said...

Did you get his number? I need him! But what a joy... as you say, friendly, chivalrous and good company. I didn't get to see your finished projects but they look amazing, love the Kath additions I can see in there. great weekend xx

Annie said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time in Coventry Kath xx wish I could have been there too.......maybe next time !!!

Your projects look amazing and how lovely to meet a hunky, well mannered young man too. Respect !!!

Have fun with your new crafty stash and I loved yesterday's project.........really nice with all those layers of snowflakes

Take care and hugs to Buddy xx

Janette said...

Glad you had a very enjoyabe time, so nice to catch up or meet new friends, especially in craft world, most are so nice...x

misteejay said...

Certainly looks like you had a wonderful time.
Wow, look at all those goodies.
Toni xx

Linda Simpson said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the weekend. One day I am hoping to get there. Loving your goodies too. I am sure Buddy is happy to see you home.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

Looks like lots of fun Kath thanks for sharing your time with your blogging friends nice to be home too! take care x

rachel said...

brilliant pictures Kath and it was so nice to finally meet you - and thanks again for those pen things! Need to try them out before I let the rainbows loose on them! Big hugs rachel x

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