Monday, 16 March 2009

Just A Quickie .....

To tell you briefly about the NEC .....
I have resisted Nestabilities up until now, despite encouragement from certain quarters - lol. The Once Upon a Stamp stand was not how it usually is - Robert doing grungly and mucky and Gordon with the Wizard. This time there was only the two of them on the stand and Robert was demonstrating the Wizard but he had made some gorgeous hanging frames and so I succumbed to a couple of Nesties sets.
The other 'major purchase' was some of the Hobby Art Scene It stamps - the samples I saw were lovely (guess who forgot to take a camera - lol) - and a set of Lyra watercolour crayons.
I also stocked up on some essentials - water brushes, double sided tape and the like. Oh yes, and I bought a gorgeous stamp, called Flowerhead from Little Claire Designs.
The whole day was a blast and it was great to catch up with my friends, Sue (the one who should have a blog but doesn't) and Anita - shall I start a countdown to November girls - lol?
Unfortunately, the Show came four days after my mum was admitted to hospital for major heart surgery. Life at the moment is made up of either going to work or spending hours on trains or coaches - I am in West Sussex and she is in Bristol Royal Infirmary - and believe me it is nearly a nine hour round trip. Has anyone been to Bristol - I have never seen so many hills in my life - lol.
Mum wanted me to go to the Show and bless her, she gave me some spending money, so I took some of my purchases down to show her at the weekend, just to prove I had been because she told me she would be very cross if I didn't go to the Show. She is recovering but not as quickly as anticipated and is still in the High Dependency Unit, but I'm sure everything will be fine ....
Finally, I read somewhere that the Tim Holtz storage tins were being discontinued. I had always meant to get the Distress Ink Pad tin because I use them the most and I never seem to put them away. After trawling the net I found a new site - Swanstitch in Deal, Kent and a lovely lady called Anita, who posted two Storage Tins (because I had to have the Alcohol Ink one as well - lol) off to me on Thursday, so they will be waiting for me a work this morming. Anita is expanding the site all the time, so pop over and have a look ....
Anyways, have to drag myself off to the day job now and it's Bristol again tomorrow - catch up again soon. Have a good week everyone ......
Oh yes, did I say briefly at the beginning of this post - lol .....

3 comments:

Gail said...

Sue you have my sympathy - Bristol to Sussex not a good trip! Hope your mum makes a good recovery. I saw that the Tim Holtz discontinued tins are being offered at www.thestampattic.co.uk.

Ed said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum Sue, warm wishes to her and to you that she makes a full recovery.

Juanita said...

Nestibilities have a strong pull. Can't wait to see what you make with them.