Wednesday, November 12, 2014

With A Little Help From My Friends...

Hi everyone...the old body seems to be slowly getting back to normal after my adventure to's probably the older you get...the longer it takes you to bounce back scenario kicking in again...yesterday it was my it's my legs so by the law of averages...tomorrow it will be my feet and by Friday I should be back to cooking by gas again. But it's amazing how you get through 4 busy days with a little help from your friends and it's worth every niggly little ache and pain to meet up with them all again...
the lovely David & Brenda from Craft Obsessions and their Stick It Chum...the fabulous Ken Oliver
the lovely Julie Hickey 
and my Sizzix hero and workshop next door neighbour...the lovely Pete Hughes
and the folks who managed to dodge the camera...the gorgeous Hels Sheridan...Marion Emberson and the crew from fiskars Buddy Lynne...Kim Costello...Chris and the lovely gals at Practical Publishing and Jenny and the gang at Pebeo. It's great to know you're not alone when it comes to the aches and pains...we're all in the same boat and the topic of conversation first thing every morning was which part of our anatomy was hurting the most. Big thanks to all my lovely blogging buddies who popped by to say hello and it was fabulous to meet up with my fellow Tim Holtz stalker Jenny again and to finally meet the lovely Julie Brooks and Neil Burley and a big thank you to Lynne and Jenny for the beautiful birthday cards.
Of course a trip to Birmingham wouldn't be complete without our twice a year carvery treat with our lovely buddy Rach and a meet-up with my bestest crafting adorable friend Enfys who joined Hina and I for my birthday dinner...great company...fabulous fun and delicious food...
so delicious in fact that Hina and I returned for second helpings on Saturday night.
And last but not least...a huge thank you to the 240 lovely folks who joined me for the Fiskars workshops...we had great fun...they were superstar crafters each and every one...

and without them...I would have been twiddling my thumbs and talking to myself for 4 days.  An extra special huge thank you to Beverley from Trimcraft and the amazing girls from Colemans Craft Warehouse for all their help and support.
Can you believe that I haven't got round to unpacking the crafty purchases yet and can't for the life of me remember what goodies persuaded me to raid the stash purse this time round so when I share them's probably going to be as big a surprise to me as it is to you.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Glad to hear that the body is kicking back in Kath, take it easy. It looked like a fantastic 4 days x

  2. Looks like a truly wonderful 4 days crafting and birthday celebrations with lots of lovely people x

  3. I really wish I could have made it now, it sounds like you had an amazing, albeit it exhausting time and it is good to hear that you had a special birthday celebration too. Healing hugs, Anne xx

  4. Sounds like you are recovering from a fab time in Birmingham, despite the aches. I may not be quite your age yet, but after several days of cleaning, packing boxes and lifting them, sitting at my computer in my new home office translating technical stuff almost feels like a holiday. But I guess I will also need to do some unpacking soon...

  5. Lovely to see you again, had a great time. Love to see what you bought.

  6. Happy Belated birthday. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  7. Looks like you had lots of fun Kath and the food looks yummy!! thank you for sharing your good times x

  8. It was a joy to meet up with you even for a short while and I'm so glad you liked the card. You were a superstar and it's little wonder some recovery time is required. Take it, you thoroughly deserve it. Jenny x

  9. Sounds like you had a super time even if the body did decide to object a bit.
    Hope you have a lovely surprise when you finally unpack your new stash haul.
    Toni xx


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx