Tuesday, 23 August 2011

In Recovery...

...actually, I am out of recovery and now just resting... don't worry, I haven't injured myself (although I am sure that is something of a miracle lol) I had a FAB weekend of classes over at The Stamp Attic... but I have to declare, I am fair pooped! I think it is all the talking that did it... I mean, give me an audience and you know how I love to waffle... and those poor ladies were indeedily subjected to hours and hours of my wafflings.. but, I think, all in all... they enjoyed themselves, I certainly did :O)) So Saturday was a Beeswax day - and many thanks to Sylvia, Jan, Barb, Alison, Thelma and "The Lovely" Caz (I call her that because Caz is UBER organised and without even having to ask, she telepathically knew when cakes and coffee were needed... and that is usually my job but... ahem... I let her take over *plus the fact, if Caz made them then everyone was certain to get the right drink rofl*)






Anyways... there above is a couple of piccies of the ladies, busy bee's (see what I did there huh?) I LOVE that piccie of Barb, she is the one at the back with the cheeky laugh... mind you, I had said something vaguely amusing to prompt giggles for photo's *not that they weren't laughing earlier but it was late in the afternoon and we were being attacked by killer wasps who were after the Melt Pot... mmm, go figure!* Well, whatever, tis a lovely photo.. and because Caz hadn't said "those words" the first time around, I made her say them again... and aw, doesn't she look happy! (shall I tell what "those words" are??? ok, it wasn't "cheese" or "sizzling sausages" no.. it was... "wicked willies" rofl)



That there piccie is of their finished Beeswax Houses... and I have to say... I had a "moment" when I saw then all together. Normally, I take a piccie of each and every one... but Caz (yes, see, I TOLD you, she is a fantastic organiser - bless!) suggested getting them all together. Well, my little eyes welled up a very lot... you see, I spend hours making these samples for workshops... thinking up different elements and putting them altogether so the ladies enjoy themselves and learn something new in the process... and seeing them all finished and all so very pretty... well, Mr. E. M. Otion came to stay. Not for long though because then another killer wasp entered the building and we were all busy telling him to buzz off lol (my sample is the one at the bottom (and yes, it is crap in comparison... ))


So... Sunday dawns a bright and rainy day (nowt new there then!) Wendy and I got to the shop a little before 10am... just a few finishing touches to the prep's we thought. AHA! Nay and thrice, two lovely ladies standing outside the shop as we approach, "morning" we say... "early on a Sunday for us to come all this way" they say. So, me and Wendy looks at each other... nope, we have a full class and neither of these ladies names are down... so... it turns out that their email had gone off into the ether somewhere... and they had travelled all the way from Reading. So, a quick double-shuffle or three and we managed to squeeze them in... well, I just didn't have the heart to send them away after coming all that way. I know, I deserve a medal don't I? ROFL (that was said completely tongue in cheek, just in case that cretin who keeps on leaving me rude comments reads that and then says that I am thinking I am better than I am!)



Anyways, Sunday was another grand day of messing with the Melt Pot... this time we did the UTEE Sampler - like we did last Weds... and a special thank you goes to: "The Lovely" Caz (yes, bless her, she was there again, a glutton for punishment), Jean, Maryan, Heather, Sam (and Fergus) check him out in the piccie with the Melt Pot, Miriam, Jo and Sue... and another MAHOOSIVE thank you to Wendy... who gave up her place on the class and became my helper... you know what? She even stood there fanning me when I had a "personal summer" moment! Here's a few pics of the girls and the samplers they all made...



Finally... don't worry, I have nearly finished lol... last night I was taken out for dinner by Gorgeous Grim... we went to a fab Chinese restaurant and did one of those "all you can eat buffet" things.... oooh lala and thrice! I ate faaar too much (so did Grim so that cancelled out my guilt) but hello and goodbye... the food was deeeevine and there was no way I couldn't have extra duck and pancakes (sorry Kathy about the duck, couldn't help it) I have spent most of today lounging about catching up on several hundred episodes of telly that I have recorded recently... and I have made some more beady things! I will be away to list them on Folksy in a mo... but here's a few piccies of the hangbag charm and the mobile phone charm I made...





Right... I am offski... I have a Room of Stash that is a bombsite and a dire urge to get inky - tis too long since I was last playing with Stains and stuff... thanks for looking.... TTFN!

Hels x

11 comments:

Sandra said...

beautiful - love the work ... must get making art!
sandra ltb

whyducks said...

Lol Hels it is OK I put my fingers in the ducks ears (were are ducks ears!) so they didn't hear! It wasn't easy with three ducks! What a wonderful weekend I am jealous, some amazing work so lovely, they must of had a very talented teacher to produce such wonderful work! xx

Helen said...

I love these samples - and the class work too! Gorgeous.... Well done you on fitting extra peeps in..

Gillian .... said...

Lots of fun, fab pics and fab samples, if only I stayed closer (I can see you breathing a sigh of relief at this point missus lol), anyways hope you have managed to have a lazy day today, speak soon. xxx

Brenda Brown said...

So sorry I missed the classes - would have loved to have done them but only got back from hols late thursday evening. All the pieces look amazing and I see Mr Costa had been visited too - should have known.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kirsten Alicia said...

Lovely beady things Hels. I really, really hope I can attend one of your classes one day, they sound so much fun.

Kaz said...

I just wish i lived closer!! I could become your personal fanner!!
that sounds wronng!lol, looks like it was fab xx

kazxx

Sam said...

Fergus says "moooower" to you! Yep, he is still sitting on my puter desk.
It was a fab Sunday and thanks go to you and Wendy once again.
Can't wait until payday so I can order more UTEE so I can play some more!!

Julie said...

It looks like your classes were enthusiastically enjoyed by your students- that's what it's about!
Have fun with the inks.

Heather Williams said...

Hi Hels, thanks again for a great workshop on Sunday and it was lovely to meet you at last.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

I had such a fab time on Sunday!! That was a great workshop, thanks again, Hels! xx

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