Saturday, 9 October 2010

9th October 2010

I've just spent the week flat on my back in hospital.
No work, no beads, total boredom.
Just as well I had a TV, phone and limited access to the internet!
Not sure how long it will be before I feel like going anywhere near my torch, but with Harrogate Bead Fair only two weeks away, I'd rather it was sooner than later.

I made some very nice beads and was on a roll. It's been that sort of year.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

22nd August 2010

Today is both a happy and a sad day.

Happy because we moved here 4 years ago today, and sad because it is 6 months since I lost my little cat :(

I've been busy - made a couple of cute frog beads, sorted out the pond leak (I think) then went through another three boxes from the loft and found all our competition stuff from when we used to rally. Definite trip down memory lane!

I'm going to be busy teaching this week with 3 new students then Hatfield Bead Fair on Sunday where I'll be demoing.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

19th August 2010

I don't seem to be any further forward than I was at the end of July!

I have a few beads under my belt, another couple of pieces of jewellery, bit further on my course and a (small) pile of empty boxes cluttering up the bathroom (don't ask).

Becky & I did a reasonably successful car boot & I hope to do another couple before I have to go back to work.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

10th August 2010

Long time since I wrote anything in here. Each time I logged in I saw Yue and it was too emotional for me. Still is, but I've decided to carry on and get another post on here.
I am in the middle of the summer holidays and I am really busy with all sorts of tasks.
My house is stuffed to overflowing with 'stuff' and I've given myself the job of unstuffing it. Easier said than done!
On top of that I need some bead time - I have managed a few sessions but I seem to have lost my inspiration after a 4 week gap in time at the torch. I'm slowly gaining some back, but progress is slow :(
Jewellery is next on my list - I have made a couple of pieces but not many. I have recently become a founder member of a new craft association - The Fenland Craft Guild - which will promote real handmade crafts in this corner of the country.
If that isn't enough I have some studying to do. I am doing a school business manager course which is incredibly time consuming. On the home run now though.

Monday, 22 February 2010

22nd february 2010

A very very sad day for me and my son.

Our beloved little cat died today, aged 2½.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

21st February 2010

Well far from enjoying half term, this has got to be one of the worst.

My beautiful little black & white cat, Yue, is really sick. She disappeared for a day and came back ill. We think she ate something she shouldn't have, maybe whilst locked in a garage, and now her liver isn't functioning properly and neither is she. She can't move properly, she isn't eating or drinking. She is on so many tablets she must rattle. And she's only 2. I just want her to be better.

Friday, 12 February 2010

12th february 2010

Half term at last! A chance to make beads and have a play with the glass for a week.

Kempton Bead Fair went well - we'll do it again in September.

Since then though it's been busy at work, and I've got a sick husband and a sick cat at home.

Essex bead Fair next, 28th February.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

2nd February 2010

Isn't it cold? I hate the cold. Every time I go in the conservatory my feet freeze whilst my face is cosy warm.
Still the results are worth it. I've been making lots of stock because our first fair is on Sunday.
Our season kicks off at Kempton Park, a new venue for the Fyrebirds. Unfortunately we are down to two as Trudi has left us to concentrate on her internet sales. No worries though - gives us more table room for even more beads!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Etsy Street Team

Spotlight on Ruth & Andy (A & R Jewllery):
Go and visit their Etsy shop to see the wonderful beads they have listed here.
You can also read their blog and visit their website.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

16th January 2010

The snow has gone. Instead of a magical winter wonderland outside my kitchen window, I have grey leaden skies.
Becky returns to Durham today and it may be another 3 months before I see her again.
My sister has gone to live in Australia.
I think the weather reflects my mood.