Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Swapsies, wips and the end of an era!

What a week! 

I received my swap goodies for tilly roses shabby vintage swap all wrapped in Cath Kidston paper and in a CK bag...Look what the fab and very patient Traci @ Handmadehappiness sent me! 


This is so cool - they are wood! I love the colour of the flowers, how did she know?


I love the round box, and inside were vintage buttons, a linen tea towel just like my mum used to have back in the 70's and this gorgeous thimble looking a little er...snug on my pork sausage like fingers...

Thank you so much Traci - I love it all!!! - notice anything missing though...? yup, you guessed, the chocolates did not make it to the photo shoot due to er...being eaten.
My return swap parcel has just been posted!

Other news in the JuicyFig household - I have finally been 'let go' from work - I am no longer a Civil Servant! I am so happy - it has been a really miserable 6 years working for a government agency that had a reputation as bad as it had (and it wasn't HMRC) - my only regret??? that no one ever asked me to sign a passport! 

So - now I am now unemployed. 

It was Mr Juicy and I's 7th wedding anniversary on the 1st August, so I finally finished the waist coat I had been knitting him for about 5 years - I will get him to pose for a photo soon...

It is baby figs 19th Birthday on 15th August, so I have been busy trying to arrange a surprise pressie and may also get this finished in time


so she can keep warm and snugly in her cold cold flat...

on the 24th August it will be my Grandma's 96th birthday - she is at the age where you add on a year, she has been telling people all year she is 'almost 96' - funny how we do the same as kids, then loose a year after we get to about 30 "I was 29 last year you know"! or "I am ONLY 36" then revert to adding on a year when we pass 80.

oooh - good news though, I will hopefully be teaching my first box making workshop on the 7th September at a lovely shop in Barrowford called Patchwork Chicks - lets hope we get lots of folk sign up for the day...

I have been doing the odd drum workshop here and there but next week I am doing a full week of drumming with family's working towards a performance next Friday - I am still trying to figure out how to keep everyone entertained for 5 hours a day! eeek! I think some instrument making may be in order...anyone for a yogurt pot shaker??


Lastly - in case I don't get back here for another week or so I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has left comments and who follow my exploits, I love reading the comments but at the moment feel like I am being rather neglectful when it comes to replying and visiting all my favourite blogs - I will get there in the end!


10 comments:

Jules said...

Hi, hon - good and bad news then - good to be out of a job that makes you unhappy, bad to be out of work - but with your talents, probably not for long! I wish your workshop was a little closer to me - I can't drive too far due to a dodgy achilles tendon - might look into trains though as I would love to learn - they are really stunning. Good luck xx

topchelseagirl said...

Congrats on your unemployment as it sounds as if you are happy about it. Hope you find something better soon. I love the colour of that jumper, bet it'll be really cosy. x

KC'sCourt! said...

Out of a job you didn't like, I bet you feel really well today, a weight off your shoulders. There is nothing worse than being in a place you don't like, I've been in that situation twice.
Love those bowls.
Julie xxxx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

With all that you do, how on earth did you manage to go to work? Hee hee, Hey don't worry about visiting blogs, I am rubbish at the moment. x

Pooch Morning Glory said...

it sounds to me that all is well in your world.
rock on girl
~laura

nicoledemana said...

Hi Kath I am glad to hear that you have at last been released from that awful job and wow congrats on the demo in Patchwork chicks that is so near to where I live, I hope to see you at the group in three weeks time off on my holls with my daughter and 2 boys (gulp) I might need you to knit me a wig lol (as I might have lost all my hair by the time I get back) ttfn take care Nicole

handmadehappiness said...

so happy to hear about you newly found freedom you can now share much craftyness with many!!!! can't wait for my parcel so glad you like your swap i had a hard time letting the bowls go such a good find but i do know they are away to a good home xx

Country Girl said...

Glad that you see your job loss so positively, good for you!
I think chocolate rarely make it into swap photos - I once put a half eaten bar in a photo!

Florrie said...

Fantastic jumper......love the colour. Sorry about your job situation, lets hope as this door closes another will open for you.
Florrie x

Southern Queen Bee said...

Change can be scary...but sounds as though you are happier. The color for your daughters sweater is just beautiful....