Hellooo….have you been wondering where I’ve been? It feels all wrong when I don’t fit a blog post in, but life has been sooo hectic over the past few days!
There’s been a lot celebrating going on, three big birthdays no less, and my elder grandson’s First Communion. This involved a trip to the South coast of England via South Wales, a round trip of 730 miles over three days. But it was lovely to catch up with friends and relatives we’ve not seen for years and it’s always good to have an excuse to enjoy cake and champagne!
Now we’re home, and in the run up to the first weekend of the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios so we’ve hit the ground running with preparations. My gardener son did sterling work with pots and tubs in the studio courtyard while we were away. I just hope we get enough sun to make all the buds pop open, there’s so much colourful potential just waiting to be enjoyed.
I’ve been to have a chat with Kay, of Arts Desire in Norwich, and we now have dates for two needlefelting workshops in June which is very exciting…
It’s great to have a venue in the city because a morning’s needlefelting could be so easily fitted in to a Norfolk weekend break that you don’t have to be a local to take part. And Art’s Desire is such a great venue, do you remember this post? I can’t help but treat myself or my nearest and dearest every time I pay a visit!
I hope to get to meet some of you over Open Studios if you are in the area. We’ve got a great Art Trail this year, there are eight of us taking part and we are a really diverse bunch. You’ll find out all about us on the website, The Two Rivers Trail and I can promise you sheep, alpacas and gorillas as well as painting, printing, painting and textiles!
(By the way, if you are thinking a visit would be a good way of buying some yarn and avoiding the postal charges it would be as well to contact me in advance.)
So don’t worry if it’s a little quiet on the blog, it’s all happening in the real world! And for those of you who are too far away to join in with what’s going on, not to worry. There’s a new book review in the pipeline, and a very exciting Planet Penny project bubbling away which I’m hoping to bring together in the near future. Plus, if you remember my trip to London to meet the Pinterest team, well that’s all coming together next week as well!
I’ll be back, very soon…x