Hi, hope you are having a great weekend, I'm so sorry I went AWOL for a bit :-)
Excuses first, well I went to Stitches (which is a craft trade show) with Kerry from Ladybug Crafts Ink at the NEC Sunday to Tuesday and then back to reality (Yawn!!) on Wednesday when I had to go back to the day job :-(.
It was a busy three days, but I think by Friday everything was covered although I next week is likely to be manic again!
The show went well (hope Kerry agrees with me!) and once I had got over my nerves really enjoyed speaking to craft shop owners from all over the UK and Europe. The stand looked fantastic and the samples were much admired too :-) Here's hoping you will start seeing LCI stamps being stocked in a shop near you soon, it was great meeting Kerry - although on the drive up to Birmingham I had a sudden panic thought of "oh my word, what if we don't get on!!" but I think we did even if both of us were tired and achey at times :-)
It was good to see my friends Julie and Karen from Scrapbook Sisters on the Sunday not long after I had arrived, even though they were pooped by then!!!, I'm so looking forward to seeing some of the new goodies they have ordered arriving in the shop soon... hubby is strangely less enthusiastic!!!)...
and to meet Hayley (fellow DT at LCI and owner of Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn) on Monday, Hayley's hubby took this pic of Kerry, Hayley and I...
I'd never met Hayley before, only communicated by email, so it was lovely to meet her... hopefully it won't be the last time :-), she too has ordered some fabulous new collections. I fear my stash diet (it's not going too well already) going completely to the wall :-)
I made it home really quickly on Tuesday night, only 2 hours after I had dropped Kerry at Karen's, which was quick considering the amount of roadworks on the M1 and M25, and in time to see the kids and relieve a slightly frazzled HB (please don't give him sympathy over having to look after his children... he goes away with work loads and I don't get a medal for managing to wash, feed and dress them on my own for 48 hours!!
Right that's me all caught up, gotta get cracking as I have a day of trying to juggle housework (deep joy!!) and crafting ahead (after I tidy up all my stuff!! :-) )
Have a great day