June 23, 2010

Countdown to Japan

Hi All - Yes I am still here - I have been busy getting ready for the Japan trip which I leave for in 8 sleeps time LOL :-) - lots of things to get done before I get away ...
The pic here is of a picture that was on the wall at one of the B&B's in Cumbria, UK last year... the colours haven't reproduced very well but it was very nice in reality!

June 11, 2010

Back from my teaching travels

Hi Everyone - I returned from my 3 week Lace making teaching trip a few days ago and have now started the mad countdown to the International OIDFA congress in Japan which I leave for 3 weeks tonight! I had a great time in Tasmania - in between work days I visited a choc company and also 2 cheese places -they make fantastic cheeses in Tassie mm mm! and I also visited a couple of choccie places in Melbourne on that "leg" of the trip - including partaking of a hot choc in the Lindt Cafe in central Melbourne ... verrrry yummy! I had fabulous hostesses - spoilt me rotten - it was great! The two pics here are: firstly the Bobbin Lace decoration which I attached to Beate's 60th Birthday card - I made it a couple of months ago and posted it before my trip as her Birthday was whilst I was still away...the other pic is of 4 other Bobbin lace decs I made a while ago but only got around to finishing off the "ends" recently! - now I must put hanger loops on them so that I can put them on my Xmas tree in December! But it ain't gonna happen this side of the Japan trip ... and probably not until after the Queensland trip in Aug/Sept either! LOL :-)