Well I had a wonderful time crafting and catching up with friends and eating too much. I didn't think I was going to be able to make it but thanks to Sara (from Crafters Companion) giving me so much support I got there and boy am I pleased I did, I feel so much better for having made the effort. We had 3 classes each day, the tutors were all fantastic and I learnt so much, my first days classes were with Sara Davies (Crafters Companion), Kay Rutter - Sukura Pens, Michele Marsden - Redhot Bed, The second day the classes were taken by Noreen Mckee - Flowersoft, and the last two were with two of my lovely, generous, inspirational and fantastically talented friends Wendie Rhodes and Jayne Nestorenko.
The event was held in a beautiful hotel and the food and rooms were out of this world. Sara put on a quiz evening with loads of prizes and lots of laughs. I have already booked for next year. Have just got Mum settled in an am now ready to start blog hopping and catching up with all you lovely people who left me messages whilst I was away.
I also had a great welcome home from Rach with this fantastic Award, thanks so much Rach it means a lot coming from you, don't you think this is the most elegant award and it has such a great sentiment behind it and here is what it says:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I must add a big thank you to Louise and Donna who also passed this me award on to me.
I have just found out I have been given this award by Kim, Oh wow I so admire Kims fantastic work and feel so chuffed that she has passed this on to me. Thank you so much Kim. I also received this from the fantastic Zoe from Silly Monkeys Challenge Blog, Thank you so much Zoe you are a little sweetheart
Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
I would like to pass this award on to the girls mentioned above.