Well today was supposed to be a big day in the Brown household. I was up bright and early to get all my chores done in case the lovely man with my sewing machine decided to come bright and early. At 10am, no sign of him.....have a cup of tea me thinks. 10.30 no sign of him.....I'm thinking that I'm being really silly, it may be 5pm before it gets here. A few Tweets later and another cup of tea, I decide that I do really have to go to the loo, I was sure he would ring the doorbell at that precise moment....wrong again. Now I'm thinking, I can't waste a whole day, lets do something creative. So I start fiddling around with an unfinished project that had been sitting on my desk since the end of last year. It was nice to actually finish it and I'll show you a picture later but right now, I'm in whinging mode!!! Sorry to be offloading this on you guys but I've already whinged at Mark and Alex and I still feel the need to rant a bit more.
The most annoying part is that I rang the shop on Friday morning asking when to expect delivery and they told me it would be Monday. There was a special off with the machine too....a free dress form.....worth £100.00....what a bonus me thinks. The nice man at the shop then rang me back to say that there was a slight technical hitch with the dress form offer......they have none left!!! More than a slight hitch I thought but he went on to say the new offer is a quilt kit. I'm thinking shame about the dress form but a quilt kit is probably a good thing, something for me to practise on and again he confirms delivery for Monday.
Now I know that I am not actually going out to work these days but as my studio is in the garden, I did have to wait in the house all day as you can't hear the doorbell out there and all day I kept thinking of all the things I could be playing with......never mind, it will be worth the wait I tell myself again.
Now it's 4.30 and still no delivery man.......grrrrrr. Time to call the shop!!! The oh so friendly shop keeper man says ah Mrs Brown, I was just going to call you!!!! Yeah, I bet you were!!! There's a slight technical hitch....must be his favourite phrase. It's to do with the special offer, the new offer doesn't start until Wednesday, the 1st of the month so if it's OK, it will be shipped out then. NO IT'S NOT OK!!!! I've waited all day cos you told me it would be here TODAY!!! Oh sorry about that, he says in his cockney accent, is Thursday not a good day to deliver then??? No, I'm going to be away until Monday, so now delivery is re-scheduled for Monday and as you can probably tell, I'm really not that pleased!!!
Anyways, why won't I be here until Monday I hear you ask? Because I'll be at Creative Stitches & Hobbycraft show in Bluewater doing a spot of demonstrating for Mr & Mrs PaperArtsy. It's a four day show starting this Thursday and should be a lot of fun. Leandra has some fabulous new products on offer and we will both be demonstrating our little socks off for you with all things PaperArtsy. Stamps, paints, dies as well as Portfolio Pastels and Crafters Workshop Stencils. A little birdie told me that Leandra has some new stencils that I don't have.....may have to do a spot of shopping myself!!! When I know the stand number, I'll let you guys know but I hope you can stop by, it will be wonderful to see you.
OK so now I've calmed down a bit, this is what I channelled my frustration into today.
At the end of last year I did one of Linda Elbourne's chunky ATC classes. She kindly gave us enough stuff in our kit baggies to make three of these babies. During the class I only managed to finish one which was a Christmas one, so today I faffed around and did an all things Tim one. Well, I say, all things Tim, the fabby door knob on the top actually came from Anthropology and the metal flowers are Vintaj but everything else is Tim's.
P.S. Don't forget, Bluewater this Thursday - Sunday, it's gonna be a great show!
EDIT*** Now have show information!!!
GLOW EVENT CENTRE
Closest car park either Plaza car park or Thames Walk car park.
Glow is situated between M&S and House of Fraser