Monday, 23 January 2012

Monday, Monday

I think I am starting to get used to not travelling in to the shop every day now although I am wondering how the heck I found time to go to work because my days still aren't long enough. I would like to add, my days are way less stressful which is lovely but I still have a "to do" list and a VAT return to file. I had some ridiculous notion in my head  that I would have crossed everything off my list by now,  but perhaps that will never happen, maybe they will just be shorter "to do" lists? Anyways, enough whinging from me, it's Monday.....a new week.....a new beginning and my head is now buzzing with ideas. I just spent three fun days with Leandra planning Artsycrafts projects.....was my head buzzing with ideas then.......NO!! Was Leandra's head buzzing with ideas then......NO! Well, actually that's not entirely true, we do have one fantastic project all sewn up......there's a bit of a clue there!!! Don't forget.....dates to be pencilled in your diary are 8th, 9th and 10th June.

We have the beginnings of an outline for another of the projects but as it is a three day event....there's still some work to do......oh well, there's an excuse for us to have another play day or two or maybe three!!!

Although, I am officially retired from the shop, it was always my intention to carry on teaching but I am limiting myself to just one class a month and my own classes will start around June. In the meantime, I am teaching three classes in Holland in March at De-Craftorij in Ede. My Street Life class and Pan Pastels classes are already sold out but Lia informed me that there are still a few places on my Triple Decker class on Sunday 4th March.

All three of these classes are classes that I taught here in the UK so you may recognise them but if you live in the Ede area, you might like to join us for some fun with Ten Seconds Studio products and PaperArtsy dies. It's a great project, one of my favourites.


Click here for the details.

OK, I'm off to investigate sewing machines.......I have a severe case of sewing machine envy. Leandra has a fabulous and I mean truly fabulous, all singing, all dancing sewing machine that I fell in love with so I'm off to scare myself with the price of these guys. If anybody has any advice for me on where to shop or what to buy, all advice would be very welcome.

13 comments:

Minxy said...

The sneaky sewing piece looks right up my street, just a shame I wont be attending artsy crafts as it falls over my partners birthday and it would be a tad rude to leave him for it!
glad your enjoying retirement, and i look forward to hearing more about "your" classes soon, defo up to attend one of those for sure!

Helen said...

I can't help you with sewing - I couldn't get to grips with it at all (too slapdash and untidy I think...) but the sneak peak looks soooo exciting!

Lin said...

Try John Lewis I think they usually have somebody in that department who knows what they are talking about...are you going to be at lakeside on the sunday for the craft show???
can't wait for your classes to start may have recouped some money by then lol xx

Brenda Brown said...

Well you sound happy enough Lin and your makes look enticing.
Good luck with the sewing machine.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Anonymous said...

Sewing as well?? Look up some sites on the web - janome site is really good for looking at features. I'd say don't go mad until you've decided what you want it to do - they can be really expensive and you may end up with features that you just don't use. Can't wait to see what you do!!
Anna

Daniele said...

HI Lynn, glad you are enjoying your retirement, John Lewis would be your best bet, I brought a Bernina many years ago and is still going well, have fun looking, definately looking forward to hearing what you have planned in June

Trish said...

Oooo, I am so excited about ArtsyCrafts, the dates are in my diary...
Enjoy De Craftorij, its a great shop!
(My sister, Jenni, is coming to your Fri and Sat classes)
To do lists never end btw...

Siobhan Brignull said...

oh that Leandra has to have the best of everything, first the coffee machine and now the sewing machine, go on Lin treat yourself . . x

Rachele Dennis said...

Love the idea of a stitched piece at paper artsy, I have a brother innovis 1200, it does embroidery too and is an absolutely fantastic machine, I got it refurbished to save some money and had no problems :)
Rach

The Crafty Chick said...

Oops I hope I am not in too much trouble for spilling more beans than u....just living up to 'the Gobby one ' name badge that I have earned myself.

Can't wait for ArtsyCrafts ....

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Every Monday is a day of Monday, Good to start off with travel.

Jane W. said...

That's it. I'm moving to England.

Twig said...

Hi Lin with the sewing machine - mine of too many years. blew up about 3 years ago - and me thought I could do with a new one but then thought oh I won't use it much I'll buy a not too expensive one....... What a mistake that was!!!! Now looking at swapping it up! Buy the best value for money thats within your budget that does EVERYTHING!! Or you may just regret it!! Good to hear you're having fun. Carol xx