The purpose of our early morning start was because we had a 222 mile drive ahead of us to York, where we were booked on one of the fabulous Nikky Hall's workshops.
We had been looking forward to this day for weeks. We left with loads of time to spare and allowed for rest stops and traffic problems. However, we had not envisaged a satnav which took us down narrow country lanes in endless thick, thick fog, which made it impossible for us to pass all the slow moving traffic we were stuck behind for mile after mile. However, Stephanie-Emma was marvelous, she did all the driving, under incredibly stessful conditions.
We took a slightly different route coming back, which was slightly longer, but the roads were much better. However, there was a point coming home when I thought that conditions were getting so bad we were going to have to book into a hotel for the night, but Stephanie-Emma pressed on and got us home safe and sound.
Meanwhile, back at the workshop. As you can imagine, we were a wee bit late but Nikky and the other ladies were great, helping us to settle in and catch up with the rest of the class. I would like to say a big thank you to the lady who lent me her trimmer, which had the measurements in inches (mine is in centimetres and the instructions were all in inches). I should also like to thank Emma T who made a note of all the measurements I had missed and kept putting me back on the right path.
I had a marvelous day, although I could have done without all that nasty fog and the stressful journey, and I thank God for Stephanie-Emma getting us there and back safely. We made some new fabulous friends and we picked up a few crafting techniques.
I really enjoyed making my box card and intend making a couple more this week.
Unfortunately, the camera hasn't caught the twinkle from my Wink of Stella pens and all the little pearl gems do not really show up either.
Perhaps the next workshop I go on should be photography because I have not done a very good job of showing the dimensions here.
I love this red poinsettia, isn't it fab?
I made this area for me to add a handwritten message.