My own crafting escapades have been falling by the wayside recently, and I’m sure many of you out there will have felt the same way at some point or another, and all you needed was a little inspiration to spur you on.
I was looking through old posts on the mypapercrane blog. She had written a post about a crafternoon party (it’s this post here, mentions it’s January’s party, so it must be monthly), and holy cats - I’m so jealous. I don’t have many crafty friends, my family is pretty crafty, but we don’t all get the same time to spend together, and sometimes you just need to find other circles to socialise in, y’know? But I was thinking: ‘Wouldn’t it be so cool to put aside some time each month to chat with like-minded people, learn new crafts, and share great food?’
I live in Lancashire, in the Wyre Borough. And truth be told I don’t get out much, haha (aside from for work). So I would love to know if there are any crafters in my area. OR even if anyone from anywhere would want to get in touch to talk about recent projects with, or blog posts, or even tv shows, and probably cats.
Also! If you’re thinking the same thing I am about having a crafternoon party, but you live somewhere else entirely, feel free to send me a message, and I’ll put out a ‘call for arms’ for you to find others in your area (provided I have followers where you are) so you can have big crafty parties!
I’d also love to know if there is actually already a website where you can find craft circles in your area. So please message me!
Wow, how many times did I write craft just then? Haha.
It’s been so long, like way too long since I last posted. I didn’t even post the submissions I asked you for in my last post. I am so sorry for that. I will put them all in the queue, even the out of season ones, and they will be posted over the next few days.
Last time I told you about how I had just been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (it’s just shingles really, but in and around your ear. It also paralyses half your face). I’ve got nearly all the movement back in my face, there’s just some really minor bits (like if I make a kissy face my lips are asymmetrical, and when I yawn my right eye just won’t stay open). But other than that I’m pretty much better.
You may also remember I shared with you news about my Grandmother’s battle with pancreatic cancer. She unfortunately passed away shortly after what would have been the 12 month mark of her diagnosis. I still really miss her a lot.
Anyway, this update isn’t to tell you that I’m gonna come back and there will be posts all the time. It’s just not feasible for me to spend what free time I have perusing the Internet for things to post, but I want to let you know that I’m not giving up the blog, and I still very much want it to be here for everyone to enjoy, which means I will try to be more active than I have been.
P.S. Submit all your new pieces of embroidery here!
I know it’s been a while. So sorry for that. This is a call for funny, inspirational, or just plain weird embroidery/cross stitch submissions.
I need some cheering up, I was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Type 2) yesterday, and seeing everyone’s amazing work would really help me feel better. Until then it’s Halloween films, and pumpkin carving.