Such a lot and such a little seems to have gone on since I last wrote a post. Weird. I know I’ve felt busy, busy on one hand but have also spent quite a bit of time taking it easy and feeling sorry for myself.
You may recall that I mentioned gallstones last time? Well, I’ve had a scan and yep, I’ve got a few – and one is nicely stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. Sorry to any of you eating breakfast right now :)
I’ve had a few episodes of super intense pain, lasting for hours, which really threw a spanner in the works as far as dyeing goes. I just felt wiped out. Frustrating, I hate anything that slows me down.
We also had a trip planned – to New York, for Nicks birthday and I was told I couldn’t fly. I actually cried in the docs surgery!
Anyway to cut a long story short, I have really settled things down with antibiotics and sticking to a completely fat free diet (skimmed milk, ugh!) and have got the all clear from my GP. So, insured up to the hilt, we fly tomorrow morning! I’m so excited, having never been to the States before. It’s just a flying visit, 4 days. I’m going to make up for lack of food with yarn or perfume, or both :)
We had a royal visit and the official opening of Hannah’s at Seale Hayne, where I have my workroom/studio. Actually studio is a bit grand, it’s teeny and I could do with it being twice the size, but as you can see the surroundings are stunning and there is such a supportive community there. Some of my artist friends are in that little gaggle above. When I open the door to my room, a sense of peace and satisfaction washes over me, I love it there.
In the future I will be running dyeing workshops and there will be the opportunity to do all sorts of things with the other artists too, who cover a wide range of disciplines. I’m not always there but if you’d like to visit me send me an email and I can make sure I’m in!
Well, I’d better get motivated, bags to pack and house to clean before Mum gets here to take over the girls for a few days. They are being looked after by Grandparents, aunties, uncles, having sleepovers with cousins – it should be all fun for them too.
PS Just to say that the shop will be closed whilst I’m away, so listings won’t be visible.
PPS. New solid and semisolid Buffy yarn in repeatable colour ways coming very soon, more on that when I get back….x